This collection of resources and news is to help Wisconsin banks know the facts regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID - 19) and prepare accordingly. Health information, pertinent bank regulatory guidelines, business continuity practices, news, and other resources will be added as they become available.

New WBA Consumer Resource: Map of open bank lobbies and drive-through locations.

Click here to view both maps

The CARES Act - What Wisconsin Banks Need to Know

Written by WBA, this article focuses on what Wisconsin bankers should know about the CARES Act. Read the article. (3.26.20)

Bank Resources/Regulatory Information

Wisconsin DFI

Governor Evers

Wisconsin Department of Health Services



Federal Reserve Board



U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Treasury

Department of Homeland Security, CISA

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Farm Service Agency


Latest Updates

Complimentary WBA Webinars

Business Continuity Planning: Best Practices from Wisconsin Banks (April 1): Learn from bankers who used their business continuity plans during a disastrous event. Several bankers will share their stories on a panel moderated by FIPCO’s Ken Schaurette. This free webinar will review critical FFIEC requirements for business continuity planning and hear from Wisconsin bankers with real-life experience in both natural and man-made disasters. Covered topics include: developing contingency planning policy; conducting business impact analysis; identifying preventative controls; creating contingency strategies; developing contingency plans; and planning testing, training, and exercises.

WBA Coronavirus Management Series: Small Business Lending (Recording from 3.20.20)

Coronavirus Prep: HR Issues, Business Continuity Best Practices, and More (Recording from 3.16.20)

Upcoming Webinars

Law Firm Bulletins

Godfrey & Kahn: Bank Strategy Briefing: Annual Shareholder Meetings During COVID-19 (3.25.20)

BoardmanClark: Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19: Banking Regulators Provide Some Relief for Banks (3.23.20)

BoardmanClark: Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed Into Law (3.20.20)

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren: Banking Attorneys Field Questions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (3.20.20)

BoardmanClark: Options for Holding Shareholder Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic (3.19.20)

Godfrey & Kahn: Bank Strategy Briefing: Recession watch: Actions community bank boards can take now (3.19.20)

HUSCHBLACKWELL: Consumer Financial Services Challenges Related to Coronavirus (3.16.20)

HR Resources

WBA Handwashing Signs (created from CDC information. Print, cut, and post in your office) (3.18.20)

Template email to internal staff on coronavirus (Wisconsin Bankers Association)

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act (EEOC) (3.17.20)

Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know (Society of Human Resource Management)

Health Agencies: Prepare Now for Coronavirus (Society of Human Resource Management)