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Coronavirus Resource Guide for NARI Members

NARI Milwaukee has put together a helpful list of resources for your business. Click on any link below for more information. Do you have specific questions? Send it to and NARI will reach out to our extensive network of experts to find you helpful information, tips, and advice.



Download NARI Milwaukee's April Newsletter: A Special Report on COVID-19. This report is full of resources for all members. We've gathered industry-specific articles on contracts, how to stay safe in the workplace, 8 tips to survive and thrive in this market, and more.


NARI Milwaukee's Pro Hour

Every Wednesday at 4 pm a panel of industry professionals will have a conversation on timely remodeling industry-specific topics. Attendees will hear how other companies are adapting and can walk away with ideas to improve their own businesses.

Register for future Pro Hours here:


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Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Download official notice here »
Questions about posting requirements? Get answers here »

Get an FAQ sheet about FFCRA here »


Building Inspections:
Municipalities have been adapting their building inspection process to follow CDC guidelines and respect social distancing, while continuing to provide necessary services to contractors. Find more information here:

The list below is NOT all-inclusive and all information contained within is subject to change without notice. We highly recommend contacting the municipality to verify current inspection policies.


Statement from NARI Milwaukee: Safer at Home Order #12:

The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Safety and Services has issued Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home. As part of this order, Construction has been deemed an essential business, which means that generally construction businesses can remain open, but has several specifications related to how it impacts the health and safety as an essential operation of a residence.  
We encourage you to read and familiarize yourself with the full order as it pertains to your specific business operations. Because NARI is a diverse group of trade organizations providing services to residential and light commercial from maintenance, service work, home improvements and remodeling; manufacturing and distribution of construction products and materials; plus, industries that support the remodeling trades, there is no one interpretation for all NARI members. We recommend you review the following points specifically related to construction:
  • Special Situations #10, pages 6 and 7           

  • Definitions #13 (n), page 12 

  • Definitions #13 (r), page 13

  • Definitions #13 (v), page 14 

  • Enforcement #19, page 16 in relation to City of Milwaukee city-wide “Stay-at-Home" 

NARI recommends each member seek advice from legal counsel on the interpretations of these points and how they relate to your overall business, segments of your business or specific projects either currently in production or planned to start. Each business will need to determine if their work in housing construction is optional or aesthetic construction that should be avoided, or if you are providing services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. If your business remains operational, you are still required to observe social distancing and working remotely to the extent possible.
The Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. For those members doing work in the City of Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health imposed a city-wide “Stay-at-Home” requirement as well. As a general matter, the state Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home likely supersedes any local order that conflicts with this order. City of Milwaukee order is attached for your review.
NARI expects all members to abide by this order and all other CDC guidelines and government orders in alignment with the NARI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  Our goal is to be part of the solution to ensure the health and safety of not only our members, their employees and partners but all citizens in our community. 



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