Corona (COVID-19) continues to affect the Swiss population and businesses alike. With the arrival of the new year the number of infections remains high, but vaccinations are being rolled out across the country, indicating that a modicum of normalcy might return soon. Nonetheless, in light of recent developments concerning the more contagious virus mutation, the Swiss government imposed even stricter measures to curb the spread of the virus on 13 January 2021. At the same time, the Swiss government also increased its hardship compensation fund for the hardest hit sectors of our economy by an additional CHF 1.5bn to CHF 2.5bn (or an increase of 150%)! The funds will be provided jointly by the Swiss Federation (CHF 1.9bn) and the Cantons (CHF 0.6bn). Below, we provide an overview of the financial support for hardship cases as well as the Cantonal implementation of the distribution of funds.