5/21/2020 DHS Media Briefing | WisCommunity

5/21/2020 DHS Media Briefing

May 21, 2020 - 12:12pm

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/21/2020

Today's DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing will include:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor 
  • Kteile Smith, ADN, St. Paul Elder Services, Inc.

It will take place at 1:30 PM Central Time.

Wisconsin now has confirmed COVID-19 cases in every county. The governor emphasized that this is no time to stop following social distancing rules.

The money from the CARES act is being used to improve testing and tracing, health care improvements, a small business grant program, rental assistance, direct payments to Wisconsin farmers, and to prevent food insecurity. of a 100 million dollar program for health care facilities in the state. The new grants will be in two phases and will cover costs directly related to COVID-19. 

There was an increase of 472 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state since yesterday.

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