COVID-19 Resources

On-Demand COVID-19 Webinars

Pandemic Update: Stimulus Package & Vaccine Policies
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ADDRESSING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Challenges & Progress – Macro & Micro
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Last Week’s Updates (May 3-May 9, 2020)

Updates by Agency/Category

State and Federal Orders, Mandates and Regulatory Information

WVMA Alert: Veterinary Care Unchanged by New Dane County Order (11/17/2020)

Veterinary Care Exempt from New Limitations on Public Gatherings (10/7/2020)

Gov. Evers Declares New Public Health Emergency Due to Campus Outbreaks, Issues New Face Coverings Order (9/22/2020)

Emergency Order #1 – Relating to Requiring Face Coverings (9/22/2020)

Executive Order #90 – Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency (9/22/2020)

Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate: Compliance and Liability Considerations (8/17/2020 – DeWitt LLP)

Gov. Evers Announces Launch of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard (8/13/2020)

Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide (7/30/2020)

Emergency Order #1 (7/30/2020)

House and Senate Approve Paycheck Protection Program Extension (7/2/2020)

Wisconsin Farm Support Program Application Deadline is June 29 (6/25/2020 – Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection)

WVMA Alert: Small Business Grant Application Period Opens June 15 (6/10/2020)

Dealing With Employees Who Become Ill in the COVID Era (6/9/2020)

Interactive Map of Wisconsin Local Health Orders (5/26/2020)

WVMA Alert: Governor Evers Announces Small Business Grants (5/21/2020)

WVMA Alert: How the WI Supreme Court Ruling Affects You (5/14/2020)

Ontario Veterinary Medicine Reopening Guide (5/13/2020 – shared with permission from the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association)

WVMA Alert: Wisconsin Safer at Home Update (5/11/2020)

Emergency Order #36 (5/11/2020 – There are no changes for veterinary medicine in this order)

Gov. Evers Announces Best Practices and Safety Guidelines for Wisconsin Businesses (5/8/2020)

Re-Open Guidelines for Wisconsin Businesses (5/8/2020)

Veterinary Care Still Limited to Essential Services Under Emergency Order #34 (4/29/2020)

WVMA Alert: Restrictions Eased for Dog Groomers Under Emergency Order #34 (4/28/2020)

Gov. Evers Announces Expanded Opportunities for Certain Nonessential Businesses (4/28/2020)

Emergency Order #34 (4/28/2020)

Safer at Home FAQs (4/28/2020)

Gov. Evers Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan (4/20/2020)

COVID-19 Media Briefing (4/20/2020)

Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order Extended (4/16/2020 – note a few changes made to non-essential businesses)

Veterinary Care MUST Look Different During Safer at Home Order (4/15/2020)

DeWitt LLP Coronavirus Client Alert (4/6/2020)

Gov. Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Relief and Support (4/1/2020)

DeWitt LLP Coronavirus Client Alert (3/30/2020)

WVMA Alert: Clarification on Show Animal Sales, Grooming and More (3/27/2020)

WVMA Alert: WI Telemedicine Different Than FDA Guidance (3/25/2020)

COVID-19 Update: FDA Helps Facilitate Veterinary Telemedicine During Pandemic (3/25/2020)

Governor’s Order to the Department of Workforce Development Regarding Unemployment Insurance (3/25/2020)

WVMA Alert: Is Essential Business Documentation Needed? (3/25/2020)

Do I Need Documentation That I Work for an Essential Business? (3/24/2020)

Essential Businesses Defined: Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” Order (3/24/2020 – see highlighted sections on page 5 for veterinary care operations)

DEA Call Center Phone Operations Temporarily Suspended (3/23/2020)

DeWitt LLP Coronavirus Client Alert (3/23/2020)

WVMA Alert: Update on Governor’s Forthcoming Announcement (3/23/2020)

Governor Evers’ Message (3/23/2020)

Wisconsin Government Relations Update: COVID-19 Response (3/23/2020 – Shared with permission from DeWitt LLP, WVMA legal counsel)

Important COVID-19 Information on DEA Website (3/20/2020)

President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America (3/20/2020)

IRS Tax Deferment Announcement (3/19/2020)

Wisconsin Government Relations Update: COVID-19 Response (3/19/2020 – Shared with permission from DeWitt LLP, WVMA legal counsel)

WVMA Alert – Answers to Governor Evers Emergency Order #5 and groups of 10 (3/18/2020)

COVID-19 Information (3/17/2020)

Emergency Order #5 Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More (3/17/2020)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United State Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
American Heartworm Society
Self Wellness
Related Research
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and World Veterinary Association (WVA)

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Data Summary (7/20/2020)

Paycheck Protection Program Data (7/20/2020)

COVID-19 Loans Are Supporting Veterinary Teams and Patients (7/20/2020)

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Data Summary (7/20/2020)

Paycheck Protection Program Data (7/20/2020)

COVID-19 Loans Are Supporting Veterinary Teams and Patients (7/20/2020)

Caring for Your Pet With SARS-CoV-2 (5/21/2020)

Paycheck Protection Program and CARES Act Clarification (5/5/2020)

Two Pet Cats Test Positive for SARS-CoV-2 in New York (4/22/2020)

Protecting Your Veterinary Team During the Pandemic (4/9/2020)

Keeping Veterinary Teams Healthy (4/9/2020)

COVID-19: What Veterinarians Need to Know (4/5/2020)

A VCPR Cannot Be Established Solely Through Telemedicine (4/3/2020)

Details of Second Version of DHS CISA’s Guidance (3/30/2020)

CARES Act Passes 3/27/2020 (3/27/2020)

COVID-19: Protecting Your Veterinary Team During the Pandemic (3/27/2020)

Federal Legislative Update: CARES Act (3/26/2020)

Update on CARES Act (3/23/2020)

Update from AVMA (3/23/2020)

Minimizing COVID-19 Exposure and Social Distancing in Veterinary Practice (3/22/2020)

Guidelines for Use of PPE When Demand Exceeds Supply (3/20/2020)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” Summary (3/20/2020)

Recommendations for Swine Veterinarians, AASV (3/20/2020)

AABP Guideline for Veterinarians (3/20/2020)

Guidelines for Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During the COVID-19 Pandemic When Demand Exceeds Supply (3/20/2020)

Considerations for Mobile and House Call Veterinarians During the COVID-19 Pandemic (3/20/2020)

Message from AVMA Addressing Second Dog Testing Positive in Hong Kong (3/19/2020)

COVID-19 Update to AVMA Members (3/19/2020)

COVID-19 and Veterinary Activities designated as Essential (3/18/2020)

H.R. 6201 – Congress Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/18/2020)

H.R. 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/17/2020)

Veterinary Practices Are “Essential Businesses” (3/17/2020)

Veterinary Practices as Essential Businesses – An Open Letter to Federal, State, and Local Government Officials (3/17/2020)

What Veterinarians Need to Know (3/16/2020)

FAQs for Veterinarians and Veterinary Clinics (3/16/2020)

FAQs for Pet Owners (3/16/2020)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Agriculture Workers and Employers Interim Guidance (6/1/2020)

COVID-19 Resource Page: Pets and Other Animals (5/7/2020)

Recommended PPE When Working in a Clinic (5/7/2020 – Click on the “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)” link under the “On This Page” Section)

COVID-19 FAQ (5/7/2020)

UPDATED: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Veterinary Clinics Treating Companion Animals During the COVID-19 Response (5/1/2020 – Includes revisions to clarify PPE recommendations based on situational risk factors and guidance for returning to normal clinic practices)

Confirmation of COVID-19 in Two Pet Cats in New York (4/23/2020)

Animals and COVID-19 (3/17/2020)

COVID-19 General Information (3/17/2020)

COVID-19 FAQ (3/12/2020)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (2/26/2020)

United States Department of Labor (DOL)
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Veterinary Examining Board (VEB)
Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL)
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Wildlife Information

A Letter to Veterinarians About Wildlife Rehabilitation Resources (4/30/2020 – WI Wildlife Rehabilitation Association)

Wildlife in Need of Health Care: What Veterinarians Need to Know and COVID-19 Considerations (4/29/2020 – WI Department of Natural Resources)

Employer Information

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL: SARS-CoV-2 and Veterinary Medicine in Wisconsin 

 Thursday, May 7; Noon-1 p.m.

This hour-long webinar will provide participants with information on SARS-CoV-2 and the role veterinary medicine has in Wisconsin. Updates will be provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  The webinar will end with a Q&A session.


  • Rachel Klos, DVM, MPH – State Public Health Veterinarian, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Keith Poulsen, DVM, PhD, DACVIM – Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Darlene M. Konkle, DVM, MS, DACVIM – State Veterinarian, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

CE Credits: 1.2 scientific

Member Price: No charge – member benefit
Non-Member Price: $30

Click here to register (Registration closes at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 7.)

Important note: Please register under the person(s) who will be watching the webinar so we can get CE certificates to the correct people afterwords. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the start of the webinar. The meeting will not be recorded for distribution afterwards due to the fluid nature of the situation.