Covid-19 Resources

This page is continually under construction. Information is being added as it is collected.

We urge everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus. Stay home unless essential. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands often.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Sanitize objects and surfaces that are frequently touched, like phones, door knobs, faucets, etc.

As always, the 2-1-1 helpline is there 24 hours a day to connect you with resources during this time of uncertainty.

(Click and follow the BLUE and Red links to connect to the information)
Manitowoc County is providing frequent updates to Federal and State Executive and Emergency orders and notifications — plus closings and openings. Please check this web page regularly:


GET IMMEDIATE HELP!  Emergency Medical Services—911, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), SAMHSA Mental Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)


  •— FILING TAXES: The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020.
  •  — STIMULUS CHECKS: Information is still coming in on when the stimulus checks will be issued. Check this link often for updates!  PAYMENTS: If you made less than $75,000 in 2019, you will be eligible for the full payment of $1,200. Couples who filed jointly and made less than $150,000 will get $2,400. An individual who filed as “head of household” and earned $112,500 or less gets $1,200. For every child in the household, you will receive an additional $500.
  • Non-Filers stimulus check tool The tool on this web site is for those who DO NOT FILE TAX RETURNS and would like to receive their $1200 in stimulus funding through the CARES Act. (The date for registering children has passed but we will update if it is extended.)
  •  The IRS will share details about the economic impact payment. The IRS will NOT contact you to ask you to pay a fee or confirm personal information – IT IS A SCAM. Stay informed!
  •  — This tool (towards the bottom of the page) is designed for people eligible for the Economic Impact Payment who DID NOT FILE A TAX RETURN for 2018 or 2019 AND who don’t receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits, supplemental security income (SSI), or Railroad Retirement benefits. Available in both English and Spanish


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority WHEDA FAQ for renters, homeowners, small business, mortgage lenders, developers and property managers/owners.


UPDATED CARES ACT/EVICTION INFORMATION From the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care comes a Q&A document providing additional guidance on the temporary moratorium on evictions through the CARES Act. This moratorium went into effect on March 27, 2020 and will be in effect for 120 days and goes above and beyond the Governors executive order for eviction moratorium. It is important to note that this moratorium does not alleviate the requirement to pay rent, however, it prohibits landlords from taking eviction actions for nonpayment of rent or for charging any kinds of fees for nonpayment of rent during this period. Landlords cannot charge fees for that period even after the moratorium period ends. How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Impact the Emergency Solutions Grant and Continuum of Care Programs


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WISCONSIN TAX INFORMATION  —  Federal extensions provided in IRS Notice 2020-18 may be used for 2019 Wisconsin tax purposes. Returns with a due date of April 15, 2020 are extended to July 15, 2020


  • LAKESHORE CAP   Serving Manitowoc, Shebygan, Door and Kewaunee counties. Lakeshore CAP offices are closed to the public; however, programming is still being offered by dedicated staff working from home. Please see notices in the lower address section of this website for each office’s phone & FAX number and hours of operation. Inquiries may be emailed to: Please be patient for a response as all staff have varied work schedules.
  • FOOD PANTRIES See Lakeshore CAP’s TEFAP spreadsheet for 9 county locations, phone numbers, COVID-19 operations and hours: TEFAP 9-County Pantries
  • $4/DAY RECIPES  Many people are living on a tight budget right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy! The cookbook Good and Cheap has recipes for eating on $4 a day.