Home » PIAW Blog » COVID-19 Latest News

Wisconsin Shutdown Extended to May 26

https://fox11online.com/news/coronavirus/safer-at-home-extended-to-may-26-with-some-modifications

Read the new emergency order HERE.

Class Action Suit Filed by Pabst Theater and Other Milwaukee Businesses Over Business Interruption Claims

https://fox6now.com/2020/04/16/pabst-theater-group-colectivo-others-file-suit-over-denied-insurance-claims-related-to-covid-19-closures/

Opportunistic lawsuits could stall economic recovery from COVID-19

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/04/15/564821.htm

Emerging COVID-19 Coverage Questions to Consider for Your Commercial-lines Clients – BI Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Watch the video

Gov. Evers Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill

In the first-ever, virtual legislative session, the Wisconsin Legislature met this week and passed a bill that will allow the State to collect $2 billion in federal funding for coronavirus relief.  Of interest to the insurance industry, the bill contained provisions creating civil liability immunity for health care professionals and providers relating to the current public health emergency, and to those who manufacture, distribute or sell medical supplies to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.  Additionally, the bill declared Workers Compensation coverage for first responders diagnosed with COVID-19 and it allowed for liability coverage for doctors who are temporarily licensed to practice in Wisconsin due to COVID-19.  Gov. Tony Evers signed the bill into law on Wednesday, April 15.  Read more at WISN.com

Paycheck Protection Loan Program Runs Out of Money After 13 Days

https://fortune.com/2020/04/16/ppp-loans-sba-paycheck-protection-program-money-funding-small-business-will-it-be-extended-congress/

Additional Funding Blocked, Last Week

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/senate-democrats-block-gop-move-provide-money-small/story?id=70062588

Nearing 4000 Cases and 200 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin – More than Half in Milwaukee

https://www.wisn.com/article/coronavirus-wisconsin-map/31901996

State Dot Officials Believe Traffic Counts and Fuel Tax Collections Will Not Return to Normal until 2021

https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/business-news/americas-empty-roads-and-their-impact-on-insurance-and-state-budgets-219838.aspx?utm_source=GA&utm_medium=20200416&utm_campaign=Newsletter-02200416&utm_content=&tu=