COVID-WI Update: April 3, 2020
As we navigate through the ever-changing COVID environment, we will provide information on developments, regulations, and programs surrounding the outbreak.
Protection from eviction/foreclosure
In order to help ensure people are able to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers announced a temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days. This includes both residential properties, as well as businesses.
Insurance for restaurant delivery drivers
As many restaurants are adjusting to carry-out and delivery only, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner directed the insurance industry to cover delivery services on personal auto insurance policies. They must also offer coverage, if requested, for hired drivers and non-owned vehicles on a restaurant’s general liability service – both at no extra cost to policyholders.
Prevention of utility shut-offs
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has directed regulated utilities to stop disconnection for nonpayment for all customers, including commercial, industrial, and farm accounts. They have also halted late fees and eased a number of administrative rules to keep homes and businesses supplied with light, heat, and water. For help with utility disconnections, visit https://psc.wi.gov.