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COVID-19
DHS: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
DHS: Outbreaks in Wisconsin (Updated at 2pm daily)
DWD unemployment COVID-19 stats
Order #17: DNR admin rule suspension
Order #16: Health Care Providers DSPS credentialing
Order #15: Ban on evictions and foreclosures
Order #14: DOT grocery supply permits
Order #13: DWD minor work permits
Order #12: Safer at Home
Order #11: PSC admin rule suspension
Order #10: DPI admin rule suspension
Order #9: DOC admissions moratorium
Order #8: Updated mass gathering ban

Order #7: DWD unemployment insurance
Order #6: Size of child care settings
Order #5: Prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more
Order #4: Prohibiting mass gatherings of 50 people or more
Order #3: DCF admin rule suspension
Order #2: DOT permits for grocery supply
Order #1: Statewide school closure
Executive Order #72  

Monday March 30, 2020 - Updated 5:23pm

Governor

2:29am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding federal CARES Act.
2:22am
Sen. Darling. Statement on Evers impossible, unworkable, and too late election plan.
2:10am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Calls on Legislature to update election law for safe voting in coronavirus state of emergency.

11:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers to purchase ventilators, other protective equipment as state's coronavirus fight escalates.
4:31am
Racine Journal Times. Evers moves forward with equipment purchases to fight COVID-19, calls on GOP lawmakers for $700 million in funding.
3:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin could receive $2.2B from coronavirus stimulus funds.
2:55am
WEAU. Gov. Evers' administration to buy 10,000 ventilators, 1 million protective masks.
2:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers to purchase ventilators and masks after clash with lawmakers over whether he needed legislative approval.

Legislative

1:14pm
Sen. Wirch. Amidst coronavirus crisis, don't let census get lost in the shuffe.
6:08am
LFB. Summary of provisions of LRB-5904 and LRB-5920.
6:07am
LFB. Memo to legislative leadership on coronavirus relief fund.
2:20am
Speaker Vos. Sets priorities for federal assistance.

State Agencies

2:58am
WBAY. Coronavirus voting concerns addressed during Wisconsin Elections Commission meeting.
2:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin commission won't investigate 2 county clerks.

Economy/Business

3:01pm
DWD. Unemployment call center experiencing unprecedented call volume and urging people to apply online.
1:33pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Joins bid to ensure CARES Act does not exclude equity-based startups.

3:08pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Kohl's furloughing employees and extending stores closure, CEO won't take salary.
2:09pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin initial unemployment claims up 67% last week.
4:48am
Cap Times. Wisconsin workers, small businesses, eye COVID-19 stimulus to get through hard times.
4:29am
Daily Reporter. WEDC working through flood of 'essential business' requests.
4:05am
Reuters. U.S. stimulus package is biggest ever, but may not be enough.
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coronavirus has hit Wisconsin dairy farmers especially hard--some farmers may even have to dump milk.
3:36am
La Crosse Tribune. With medical supplies dwindling in COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin businesses shift gears.
3:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tourism, a key driver of Wisconsin's economy, could see billions of dollars lost to COVID-19 pandemic.
2:44am
CNBC. Coronavirus hits already struggling U.S. farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse.'

Coronavirus

5:23pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Thanks ND Paper for generous donations to fight COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
2:46pm
Kewaunee County. Public Health Department issues travel advisory.
1:59pm
DCF. New efforts launched to connect essential workers with child care.
1:58pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Latest emergency order temporarily simplifies administrative burden as health system seeks to shore up health workforce in response to COVID-19.
1:39pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Launches in-house testing for COVID-19.
1:16pm
AJ Kaul. Highlights victim services remain available during Safer at Home order.
1:12pm
Sen. Ringhand. Stay safe, stay informed - up to date COVID-19 information online.
11:30am
WMC. Foundation announces essay contest for students who highlight local businesses helping their communities during COVID-19.
11:19am
Gov. Evers. Announces new public-private partnership to increase COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity.
9:21am
Sen. Schachtner. Column: We are safer at home.
9:21am
AFWCME Council 32. Statement on Milwaukee Department of Public Works mismanagement of COVID-19 case.
2:34am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement regarding employee fatality related to COVID-19.
2:25am
Serve Wisconsin. Volunteer guidance in accordance with Emergency Order #12 - Safer at Home order.
2:08am
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Calls for respectful, empowering public health education efforts.

2:07pm
The Hill. Gannett newspaper chain to furlough journalists.
2:03pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Dodge County coronavirus: Community spread confirmed.
2:01pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin coronavirus cases surpass 1,200.
11:55am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac coronavirus: A second person dies in FDL from COVID-19, cases up in county.
4:24am
New York Times. 'We are trying to protect our own': The towns keeping part-timers out.
4:21am
Washington Post. Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile.
4:20am
Reuters. Spread of coronavirus accelerates in U.S. jails and prisons.
4:07am
The Hill. U.S. posed for hellish month as coronavirus surges.
4:06am
The Hill. Trump shifts, says distancing to go to April 30.
3:55am
Spectrum News. Analysis projects Wisconsin coronavirus cases to peak in May.
3:54am
Fox 6. Milwaukee County, city officials call for more resources to stop growing COVID-19 case numbers.
3:51am
WISN. 10th Milwaukee County victim dies from coronavirus.
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 deaths concentrated in Milwaukee's African American community.
3:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Planning is out the window': Leaders talk about how they're keeping local governments running during coronavirus.
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers relaxes rules to boost health care workforce during coronavirus pandemic.
3:22am
USA Today. Sen. Johnson: As we learn more about the coronavirus, try to put things in perspective.
3:15am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin's confirmed coronavirus cases pass 1,000, with over 540 in Milwaukee County.
2:56am
Fox 6. Waukesha County executive announces death of employee related to COVID-19.
2:50am
Fox 11. Rep. Gallagher on COVID-19: "We're fighting blind."
2:47am
Fox 6. 'It is definitely a web:' Milwaukee County health officials share new details as COVID-19 spreads.
2:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Health official says there are likely coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes around Wisconsin, 'they just don't know it yet.'
2:43am
USA Today. More than 2,000 coronavirus patients have died in U.S.
2:40am
AP. Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars.
2:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural medical services face feelings of limbo, uncertainty around COVID-19.

Statewide

2:53am
AP. Storms, tornadoes damage homes, businesses in Midwest, South.

Courts

2:27am
RPW. Response to the dismissal of Green Bay lawsuit seeking election changes.
2:26am
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin. Green Bay v. Bostelmann - decision and order.
2:18am
RPW. Files original action with Wisconsin Supreme Court to protect Wisconsin's election laws.
2:17am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Groups call for the April 7th election to be postponed. Complaint.

3:54am
The Hill. DNC asks court to put Wisconsin absentee voting requirements on hold due to coronavirus.
3:10am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Federal judge throws out Green Bay lawsuit to delay election over coronavirus, but other suits still pending.
2:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New lawsuit: Wisconsin minorities will be disenfranchised if election isn't postponed.
2:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge tosses 1 lawsuit over Wisconsin election; plenty left.

Education

1:56pm
UW-System. Recognizes three professors as 2020 Regent Scholars honored for distinction in research, innovation, entreprenseurship.
1:32pm
UW-Stout. Responds to community needs with protective masks.
1:31pm
UW-Madison. Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19.
9:25am
UW-Eau Claire. 'One Read Eau Claire' continues April 4 in online format.

4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Pretty devastating': UW System estimates campuses will refund $78 million in housing, dining expenses.
3:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. More than $1.6B in school referendums on ballot as COVID-19 pandemic creates economic uncertainty.
2:59am
Janesville Gazette. UW-Whitewater budget cuts process moves forward amid pandemic.

Local

2:52pm
Madison Common Council. To conduct first virtual meeting on March 31, 2020.
2:31am
Badger Air Community Council. Madison alders sneak anti-115th Fighter Wing resolution onto Tuesday agenda.

Congress

12:10pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Wisconsin congressional delegation in calling on FEMA to support Governor Evers' request for more testing supplies and personal protective equipment for Wisconsin.

2:53am
The Hill. Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner.

Politics

3:38pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. AG Kaul endorses.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Special interest spending tops $3M in Supreme Court race.
12:09pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Anthony Cooper.
8:52am
Neenah Mayor Kaufert. City to intall shields at polling locations.
8:50am
Roys for 26th Senate. Endorsed by four Madison Common Council presidents.
8:49am
Roys for 26th Senate. Rep. Lisa Subeck endorses.
8:02am
Nygren for 89th Assembly. Statement on decision to not run for 30th Senate District.
4:18am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Scott McDonell.
4:12am
ACLU of Wisconsin. And voting rights advocates file complaint urging the reopening of in-person absentee voting sites in Milwaukee County and beyond.
2:28am
RPW. ICYMI: Jill Karofsky doesn't care what the Department of Corrections recommends when sentencing hardened criminals.
2:23am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. ICYMI: PolitiFact rates Kelly allies' false attack as "Pants on Fire."

11:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Kelly and Karofsky is another partisan fight--but at a time like no other.
4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's spring election still on for April 7 despite a chaotic week of political, legal wrangling.
3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As coronavirus spreads and unemployment claims mount, voters line up for absentee ballots.

Saturday March 28, 2020

Governor

4:13pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding federal CARES Act.

Coronavirus

7:55pm
Proposed legislation by Gov. Evers regarding COVID-19: LRB-5920. LRB-5904 LRB-5920 background