Kenosha Area Business Alliance
KABA will continue to provide information and updates for local employers to help them navigate doing business amid this time of uncertainty. Please contact KABA with any questions or if you are in need of assistance. 
Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued a Safer at Home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective at 8 am on Wednesday March 25th. This order will remain in effect until 8 am on Friday, April 24th or until a superseding order is issued. 
Read more about the order, including what the state is considering essential businesses and operation, see the Safer at Home FAQs
An important clarification to businesses that qualify as Essential Businesses under the Safer at Home Order: You do NOT need to apply to WEDC for exemptions. All Nonessential Businesses, as defined by the order, must comply with the order.
The Kenosha County Division of Health releases periodic updates on Kenosha County's - and the State of Wisconsin's - response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Below is their latest partner siutation report, released yesterday, March 24, 2020. 
KCDH Kenosha County Situation Report
In an effort to keep Kenosha Area employers up to date during the public health emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, KABA has developed the following collection of resources.
COVID-19 Resource Center for Kenosha Area Employers
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recetly developed a dedicated page on their website to provide the latest, best information to our clients and the citizens of Wisconsin on resources aimed at maintaining the vitality of the companies upon which our economy depends.
WEDC COVID-19 Business Resources
KABA is preparing an informational virtual session on the new federal law for that mandates paid sick leave and enhanced unemployment for workers impacted by COVID-19. This Act created a federal paid sick leave requirement for coronavirus needs and expanded FMLA during a public health emergency. Date and details will be available soon. 

As we develop the session - we want to hear from you. What scenarios are you faced with as an employer that you need help navigating? What specific questions do you have about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?
Submit questions about the Families First Act
In general, what other resources and information can we provide to help your organization navigate these challenging times?
General questions about dealing with COVID-19
If you or your employees currently out of work due to the closures in place, there are several companies that are currently in need of temporary workers, including Amazon, Frontida Assisted Living, and Meijer.

If your company is temporarily in need of additional employees, please contact Brooke Infusino at
More information
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources for Kenosha Area employers
Below is a list of local,regional and national resources specifically for employers as they deal with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
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Kenosha, WI 53140 | 262.605.1100
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