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DHS: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
DHS: Outbreaks in Wisconsin (Updated at 2pm daily)
Order #12: Safer at Home
Executive Order #72
Monday March 30, 2020 - Updated 5:23pm
- Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding federal CARES Act.
- Sen. Darling. Statement on Evers impossible, unworkable, and too late election plan.
- Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Calls on Legislature to update election law for safe voting in coronavirus state of emergency.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers to purchase ventilators, other protective equipment as state's coronavirus fight escalates.
- Racine Journal Times. Evers moves forward with equipment purchases to fight COVID-19, calls on GOP lawmakers for $700 million in funding.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin could receive $2.2B from coronavirus stimulus funds.
- WEAU. Gov. Evers' administration to buy 10,000 ventilators, 1 million protective masks.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers to purchase ventilators and masks after clash with lawmakers over whether he needed legislative approval.
- Sen. Wirch. Amidst coronavirus crisis, don't let census get lost in the shuffe.
- LFB. Summary of provisions of LRB-5904 and LRB-5920.
- LFB. Memo to legislative leadership on coronavirus relief fund.
- Speaker Vos. Sets priorities for federal assistance.
- WBAY. Coronavirus voting concerns addressed during Wisconsin Elections Commission meeting.
- U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin commission won't investigate 2 county clerks.
- DWD. Unemployment call center experiencing unprecedented call volume and urging people to apply online.
- Wisconsin Technology Council. Joins bid to ensure CARES Act does not exclude equity-based startups.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Kohl's furloughing employees and extending stores closure, CEO won't take salary.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin initial unemployment claims up 67% last week.
- Cap Times. Wisconsin workers, small businesses, eye COVID-19 stimulus to get through hard times.
- Daily Reporter. WEDC working through flood of 'essential business' requests.
- Reuters. U.S. stimulus package is biggest ever, but may not be enough.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coronavirus has hit Wisconsin dairy farmers especially hard--some farmers may even have to dump milk.
- La Crosse Tribune. With medical supplies dwindling in COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin businesses shift gears.
- Wisconsin State Journal. Tourism, a key driver of Wisconsin's economy, could see billions of dollars lost to COVID-19 pandemic.
- CNBC. Coronavirus hits already struggling U.S. farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse.'
- Wisconsin Paper Council. Thanks ND Paper for generous donations to fight COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
- Kewaunee County. Public Health Department issues travel advisory.
- DCF. New efforts launched to connect essential workers with child care.
- 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.
- Marshfield Clinic Health System. Launches in-house testing for COVID-19.
- AJ Kaul. Highlights victim services remain available during Safer at Home order.
- Sen. Ringhand. Stay safe, stay informed - up to date COVID-19 information online.
- WMC. Foundation announces essay contest for students who highlight local businesses helping their communities during COVID-19.
- Gov. Evers. Announces new public-private partnership to increase COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity.
- Sen. Schachtner. Column: We are safer at home.
- AFWCME Council 32. Statement on Milwaukee Department of Public Works mismanagement of COVID-19 case.
- Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement regarding employee fatality related to COVID-19.
- Serve Wisconsin. Volunteer guidance in accordance with Emergency Order #12 - Safer at Home order.
- Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Calls for respectful, empowering public health education efforts.
- The Hill. Gannett newspaper chain to furlough journalists.
- Fond du Lac Reporter. Dodge County coronavirus: Community spread confirmed.
- Fox 11. Wisconsin coronavirus cases surpass 1,200.
- Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac coronavirus: A second person dies in FDL from COVID-19, cases up in county.
- New York Times. 'We are trying to protect our own': The towns keeping part-timers out.
- Washington Post. Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile.
- Reuters. Spread of coronavirus accelerates in U.S. jails and prisons.
- The Hill. U.S. posed for hellish month as coronavirus surges.
- The Hill. Trump shifts, says distancing to go to April 30.
- Spectrum News. Analysis projects Wisconsin coronavirus cases to peak in May.
- Fox 6. Milwaukee County, city officials call for more resources to stop growing COVID-19 case numbers.
- WISN. 10th Milwaukee County victim dies from coronavirus.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 deaths concentrated in Milwaukee's African American community.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Planning is out the window': Leaders talk about how they're keeping local governments running during coronavirus.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers relaxes rules to boost health care workforce during coronavirus pandemic.
- USA Today. Sen. Johnson: As we learn more about the coronavirus, try to put things in perspective.
- Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin's confirmed coronavirus cases pass 1,000, with over 540 in Milwaukee County.
- Fox 6. Waukesha County executive announces death of employee related to COVID-19.
- Fox 11. Rep. Gallagher on COVID-19: "We're fighting blind."
- Fox 6. 'It is definitely a web:' Milwaukee County health officials share new details as COVID-19 spreads.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Health official says there are likely coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes around Wisconsin, 'they just don't know it yet.'
- USA Today. More than 2,000 coronavirus patients have died in U.S.
- AP. Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural medical services face feelings of limbo, uncertainty around COVID-19.
- AP. Storms, tornadoes damage homes, businesses in Midwest, South.
- RPW. Response to the dismissal of Green Bay lawsuit seeking election changes.
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin. Green Bay v. Bostelmann - decision and order.
- RPW. Files original action with Wisconsin Supreme Court to protect Wisconsin's election laws.
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Groups call for the April 7th election to be postponed. Complaint.
- The Hill. DNC asks court to put Wisconsin absentee voting requirements on hold due to coronavirus.
- Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Federal judge throws out Green Bay lawsuit to delay election over coronavirus, but other suits still pending.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. New lawsuit: Wisconsin minorities will be disenfranchised if election isn't postponed.
- U.S. News & World Report. Judge tosses 1 lawsuit over Wisconsin election; plenty left.
- UW-System. Recognizes three professors as 2020 Regent Scholars honored for distinction in research, innovation, entreprenseurship.
- UW-Stout. Responds to community needs with protective masks.
- UW-Madison. Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19.
- UW-Eau Claire. 'One Read Eau Claire' continues April 4 in online format.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Pretty devastating': UW System estimates campuses will refund $78 million in housing, dining expenses.
- Wisconsin State Journal. More than $1.6B in school referendums on ballot as COVID-19 pandemic creates economic uncertainty.
- Janesville Gazette. UW-Whitewater budget cuts process moves forward amid pandemic.
- Madison Common Council. To conduct first virtual meeting on March 31, 2020.
- Badger Air Community Council. Madison alders sneak anti-115th Fighter Wing resolution onto Tuesday agenda.
- 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.
- The Hill. Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner.
- Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. AG Kaul endorses.
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Special interest spending tops $3M in Supreme Court race.
- Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Anthony Cooper.
- Neenah Mayor Kaufert. City to intall shields at polling locations.
- Roys for 26th Senate. Endorsed by four Madison Common Council presidents.
- Roys for 26th Senate. Rep. Lisa Subeck endorses.
- Nygren for 89th Assembly. Statement on decision to not run for 30th Senate District.
- Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Scott McDonell.
- ACLU of Wisconsin. And voting rights advocates file complaint urging the reopening of in-person absentee voting sites in Milwaukee County and beyond.
- RPW. ICYMI: Jill Karofsky doesn't care what the Department of Corrections recommends when sentencing hardened criminals.
- Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. ICYMI: PolitiFact rates Kelly allies' false attack as "Pants on Fire."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Kelly and Karofsky is another partisan fight--but at a time like no other.
- Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's spring election still on for April 7 despite a chaotic week of political, legal wrangling.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As coronavirus spreads and unemployment claims mount, voters line up for absentee ballots.
Saturday March 28, 2020
- Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding federal CARES Act.
- Proposed legislation by Gov. Evers regarding COVID-19: LRB-5920. LRB-5904 LRB-5920 background