Covid-19 Resources



NOTE: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 became law on March 11, 2021.

We urge everyone to follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus. WEAR A MASK. 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 updates to Federal and State Executive and Emergency orders and notifications — plus closings and openings. Manitowoc County Health Department is providing education on COVID-19. Please check these web pages regularly:


GET IMMEDIATE MENTAL HEALTH 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)

IRS impact payments  — Stimulus Checks: If you have not yet received your second stimulus check(s) for $600, please go to this IRS site to find the way to file for it on a 2020 IRS tax form.  — 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 2020 AND who don’t receive Social Security retirement, disability, survivor benefits, supplemental security income (SSI), or Railroad Retirement benefits. Available in both English and Spanish

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Resources for the COVID-19 Vaccines. Find information for vaccination administration, storage and handing, reporting, and patient education for each vaccine at:

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine — All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. Once you have been fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you stopped doing because of the pandemic. Read CDC recommendations at:

  • FLU Vaccine — Both the COVID-19 and flu viruses are expected to spread during this year’s flu season. Apart from just preventing you from getting ill, the flu vaccine helps to protect others around you. Your questions answered at:

CDC How do I get my vaccine? If you are currently eligible to get vaccinated, click the “Find Vaccine” button to find a vaccination location and schedule an appointment with the specific vaccine provider or pharmacy at:

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program —  See details for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

COVID-19 Scams! — See coronavirus vaccine scams at

COVID-19 Resources for Tenants & Landlords 2021 resources for tenants and property owners regarding COVID-19 news. See a listing at

CDC Federal Rent Eviction Moratorium The CDC has extended its nationwide ban on certain residential evictions until October 3, 2021 for substantial and high levels of community transmission. In order to receive the protections of the federal eviction moratorium – when they apply — the tenant has to complete the form and give it to the landlord (keep a copy for themselves). The Tenant can complete the form at any time, including through an eviction action. 2021 CDC Eviction Moratorium Fact Sheet and 2021 CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration Form.

  • Clients with a variety of civil legal issues (housing, consumer, public benefits including unemployment insurance denials, some family issues) can contact Legal Action of Wisconsin for possible assistance. Toll Free General Caller/Intake Line is: (855) 947-2529.

Consumer Action  Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak Also available in Spanish. This resource guide is being updated with current information. Click on each one regarding:  Coronavirus Help Center: you can find government benefits related to unemployment assistancehealthcare, and food and nutrition. You can also take our Benefit Finder to find additional benefits you may be eligible for.

Coronavirus Guide for Small Businesses   National issues and solutions for small businesses.

PPP for Small Businesses The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll.

For Families & Children — The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is providing important resources for families during this stressful time: Resilience for Children & Families and Protective Factors During COVID-19

For Parents Parents find themselves dealing with multiple struggles during the pandemic. Use these practical tips to guide your family through the COVID-19 crisis: parents-and-family health-covid19

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Number Applications began on April 12, 2021. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call this dedicated toll-free phone number (844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585) to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available. See

Addiction Treatment During Quarantine  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we created Tele-health and Online Mental Health resources that consist of Online Support Groups, the Importance of Social Distancing and much more.

For Seniors: Resources and tips for seniors and caregivers relating to isolation, loneliness, and mental health struggles: medicare advantage senior guide during COVID-19

How COVID-19 Affects the Mental Health of Seniors Seniors are more likely than others to experience social isolation, financial challenges, illness, grief, and loss. See helpful information at:

For Senior Caregivers   Some families are choosing to bring their senior parents home from assisted living settings, but many homes are not “senior-friendly”. Here is a comprehensive resource to help families navigate this process. Our guide explains what home modifications can be made to increase senior safety, extra precautions to take, as well as the benefits:

COVID Testing!  At, the goal is to help individuals realize they have both the power and responsibility to take control of their health and well being. They have created a collection of approachable and informative guides on coronavirus and testing options. You can learn more about them here:

For Healthcare Workers The US is in the midst of a prolonged shortage of healthcare staff due to COVID-19, putting the nurses and healthcare staff in the country into positions of significant and prolonged risk. This is having severe impacts not just on physiological well being but also mental health. The team at Top Registered Nurse has put together a list of resources to help these frontline workers navigate this crisis inside and outside of the workplace:

Wear a Mask! — CDC recommendation:


Wisconsin Launches COVID-19 Hotline — The Wisconsin Department of Heath Services announced a new assistance hotline for the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday. Wisconsinites can call 844-684-1064 for all vaccine-related questions.

Wisconsin Moves Vaccine Eligibility to Teens — People ages 16 and up in Wisconsin are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. Find a vaccine here: Wis DHS Covid Vaccine. Plus answers to many of your questions: DHS Covid News Release

Get the latest WI information on COVID-19 — Includes help for businesses & farmers through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp:

Staying Safe in your Community The information on this page contains Department of Health Services (DHS) recommendations, some of which may be required based on state or local orders. Please contact your Local or Tribal Health Department for more information on COVID-19 related public health orders in your community.

FAQ on Wisconsin’s mask order Face Coverings FAQ

FoodShare Recipient Proxy —  If you receive FoodShare and are unable to get groceries, you can assign a proxy. Forms for adding or removing an authorized buyer or alternate payee for persons receiving FoodShare benefits (in 4 languages) can be found on the link.

Food Benefits for Children — Temporary food benefits for students for the 2019–2020 school year and important FAQ’s.

WHEAP (WI Home Energy Assistance) — For more information on WHEAP and how to apply, please call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947), or visit the “Where to Apply” tab on to find your local energy assistance agency. WHEAP, offered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and Public Service Commission, will help 36,000 qualifying utility customers. The arrearage on accounts as of April 9, 2021, were paid off based on information provided by utility customers on their previously submitted Program Year 2020-2021 application. Eligible households did not need to apply to receive this assistance.

Unemployment Work Search Requirements Starting May 23rd, 2021, Wisconsinites filing for unemployment benefits will have to perform 4 *approved* work search actions every week. We estimate this will impact about 90,000 people. Find out what you need to know here:

Which Unemployment Program is for you? The Department of Workforce Development submitted a grant application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) program  Go to the COVID-19 unemployment benefits page for more information.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) PUA provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed ,independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. (PUA Extensions: We currently anticipate starting payment of PUA extensions the week ending April 24, 2021. When the program is deployed, you will receive all back payments due to you. Find information at:

WI Dept of Workforce Development Q&A: Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin unemployment benefits at:  NOTE: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 became law on March 11, 2021. The Act extends many of the Unemployment Insurance programs from the CARES Act and Continued Assistance Act beyond their original expiration dates. We are awaiting guidance from the Department of Labor and working as quickly as we can to review, program, test, and implement the extensions. Please check our websites often for the most up-to-date information available.

File an Unemployment Claim

Jobs!!! Click for Wisconsin jobs in demand.  Employers need help filling new jobs created by the economic impact of COVID-19. Also a link to find currently available jobs in Wisconsin:

Frequently Asked Questions Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority WHEDA FAQ for renters, homeowners, small businesses, mortgage lenders, developers and property managers/owners.


Project Recovery If you or loved ones have been impacted by COVID-19 and are experiencing related symptoms, we can help! Crisis Counselors are working in Wisconsin to provide compassionate nonjudgmental emotional support, information, resource referral, coping skills and stress management. Call 2-1-1 and ask for Project Recovery or visit us at

DHS logoCOVID-19 Updates You stop the spread!  View COVID-19 maps, cases; protect yourself and your community!


Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP)  Serving Manitowoc, Shebygan, Door and Kewaunee counties. See notices in the lower address section of this website for phone & FAX numbers. Inquiries may be emailed to: (Applications and paperwork may be dropped off in the lobby in Manitowoc on Tues & Thurs between 8:30 and 4:30 and at the Sheboygan office.)

Lakeshore CAP Facebook — Providing resources for our counties and for people and families looking for assistance.

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.

Cleaning & Disinfecting (Shared by the Manitowoc County Health Department): List of cleaning procedures


Manitowoc Co Situation Report  

Manitowoc Public School District — https://wisconsin/manitowoc-school-district/  District website 2020-2021 approved calendar. Visit the school district homepage to check for any urgent or last-minute updates.

City of Manitowoc Official Website  City news and alerts during the pandemic.

Same-Day Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments — WI Dept of Health Services/Manitowoc Non-Emergency Rides  Do you need a ride to a confirmed appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine? You can schedule a ride with MTM (Manitowoc Transportation Management) as soon as you confirm you have an appointment, even if it is the same day. Call MTM at 866-907-1493 (TTY 711). Please have the following information ready:

  • Your ForwardHealth ID (found on your ForwardHealth card)
  • The address of where you will get your vaccine

Progress Lakeshore  A list of resources to help businesses request support: Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business loans, etc.. If you have any specific questions that you cannot find the answers to, please email them at

Manitowoc Jobs & Careers  Employment Agencies


Lakeshore CAP Facebook Page — We want to provide as many great resources for our counties and for people and families looking for assistance as we can

Finding Services and other important county information, go to: 

Public Health Update —

United Way —  and

Economic Development Resources —–May-3rd–2020

Sturgeon Bay Public School District — District website 2020-2021 approved calendar. Visit the school district homepage to check for any urgent or last-minute updates.

Kewaunee Public School District — District website 2019-2020 approved calendar

Door Co Assistance Providers & Churches

Money Management Counselors — Door & Kewaunee financial advice & assistance from : Finances & COVID-19

Child Care — If you live or work in Door County and have one or more children under 13 who you would like to have child care for at least occasionally (or you expect to have a child in the next 9 months), please complete this survey. United Way wants to hear from as many parents as possible to understand how the COVID-19 epidemic and “Safer at Home” mandate have impacted parents’ needs and concerns:

Kewaunee Co Resources  —

Extension Kewaunee Co —


Lakeshore CAP Facebook Page — We want to provide as many great resources for our area counties and for people and families looking for assistance as we can. It’s updated regularly so keep coming back!

United Way of Sheboygan Co — Providing links to emergency and helpful resources: UWofSC COVID-19 resources

Sheboygan Co  Everything you need to know: Sheboygan CO COVID-19 Resources

Sheboygan Public School District —   


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