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Governor Evers Declares Wildfire Emergency

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2020

This morning Governor Evers declared a state of emergency due to wildfires in the state. 

“Our first priority is protecting the people of Wisconsin and this executive order helps us control existing wildfires and use all available state assets to prevent new ones from starting,” Gov. Evers said. “With the Wisconsin National Guard, we'll have the resources we need to appropriately assist in potential wildfire response and recovery efforts.”

Governor Evers Signs Emergency Order Relating to Suspending Rules for DNR-Certified Operators

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2020

Jeff Smith - The Wisconsin COVID-19 Response Bill

Senator Jeff Smith
April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 public health emergency has forced us to quickly adapt and adjust our daily routines for this unprecedented time. Like so many families in rural Wisconsin, my bandwidth isn’t capable of allowing me to always work from home. So, last week from a small room on the UW-Eau Claire campus, I joined my senate colleagues through my computer screen for a virtual Senate Floor Session.

 

Governor Evers announces Badger Bounce-Back program

Governor Tony Evers
April 20, 2020

In a press release this afternoon Governor Evers announced what he is calling the Badger Bounce-Back program. This is being put out by the governor and Secretary-Elect Palm through Emergency Order .

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 4/20/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 4/14/2020

April 20, 2020

In this media briefing, it is likely that Governor Evers will discuss his new Badger Bounce Back program that will allow limited re-opening of businesses - details to follow.

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin is Taking Big Steps to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Governor Tony Evers
April 20, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that the state of Wisconsin is taking big steps to increase COVID-19 testing capacity throughout the state. Working with the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network, the state has grown the number of labs performing COVID-19 tests from just eight labs one month ago to 36 labs as of today.

Dunn County Health Department Update for 4/18/2020

April 18, 2020

Dunn County Health Department Weekly Recap with Health Department Director, KT Gallagher!

COVID-19 Roundup for 4/17/2020

Wisconsin Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
April 17, 2020

The increase of active COVID-19 cases continues in Wisconsin, with a total of 4,045 confirmed cases and 42,635 negative tests.  205 deaths have been reported, and 1153 hospitalizations, which is 29% of the number of people tested. 

Campgrounds in Dunn County - a clarification

Dunn County Seal
April 17, 2020

In a joint press release this morning the Dunn County Department of Health Service and Dunn County Sheriff clarified the use of campgrounds in the county under the Safer at Home restrictions. There are six licensed campgrounds in Dunn County, and they are allowed to be open during the Safer at Home program. However, they are not open to recreational use. 

Eau Claire Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Briefing for 4/16/2020

April 16, 2020

Today's Public Health briefing in Eau Claire discusses the extended Safer at Home orders announced earlier today.

LIVE: Eau Claire County gives COVID-19 update and talks about extended Safer at Home order #StopTheSpreadEC

Governor Evers extends and modifies Safer At Home restrictions

Governor Tony Evers
April 16, 2020

Today Governor Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home orders through 8 AM Tuesday, May 26, 2020. As a result, students will not be returning to school this school year, and many non-essential businesses will remain closed. The order extends the Safer at Home period, but also modifies it to be more stringent in some ways and to allow limited operation of some of the businesses that were previously prohibited. 

COVID-19 Roundup for 4/15/2020

April 15, 2020

Over the past two days, the state legislature has passed a COVID-19 bill intended to disburse resources through Wisconsin to battle the viral pandemic.

Governor Evers signs COVID-19 legislation

Governor Evers Signs Assembly Bill 1038
April 15, 2020

Update - early this afternoon Governor Evers received the bill and has signed it.

This afternoon Governor Evers sent a letter to legislative leaders asking that the just-passed COVID-19 bill be sent to his desk for immediate signing.

Millions of Americans Might Not Get Stimulus Checks. Some Might Be Tricked Into Paying TurboTax to Get Theirs.

April 15, 2020

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Congress has approved billions of dollars of checks for Americans hard hit by the biggest round of layoffs in U.S. history. But millions of Americans will have to wait months for that money — and millions more may never get the money at all.

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