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Chippewa County Declares Two New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

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New Data - 989 positive COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Today's data release from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows 989 current confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. 13 people have now died from infections. The two worst areas in the state continue to be Milwaukee (489 cases) and Dane (158) Counties. 

LWV and multiple groups ask district court to postpone the April 7 election

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Today, March 27, 2020, the Governor has called on the Legislature to provide absentee ballots to all registered voters. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin supports this action but we also know from the Wisconsin Elections Commission that there may not be enough printed ballots and envelopes to send all 3.3 million registered Wisconsin Voters absentee ballots in time for voters to exercise their right to vote on April 7th.

Elections Commision meets today to discuss April 7 election litigation

In today's teleconference the Wisconsin Elections Commission will go into closed session to discuss the multiple lawsuits pending about the April 7 election in Wisconsin. The litigation discussion will take place in closed session. 

Governor Tony Evers creates temporary ban on foreclosures and evictions

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This morning Governor Tony Evers directed DHS Secretary-Designee to put a temporary halt on all evictions and foreclosures in the state. This order remains in effect for 60 days and prevents landlords from evicting tenants if they are unable to pay their rent. Likewise, mortgage companies may not start foreclosure procedures if the reason for the action is non-payment on the mortgage.

Eau Claire County Health Department Live Conference

LIVE: March 27, 2020 - Eau Claire’s COVID-19 incident updates. #StopTheSpreadEC

Dunn County reducing solid waste and recycling further

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Dunn County announced this morning that Solid Waste and Recycling collections will be reduced further. The Connorsville, Downsville, Ridgeland,and Rock Creek stations are, for the time being, completely closed. They had previously had dumpsters available for bagged trash, but that is being discontinued. The dumpsters had been mis-used from people putting in inappropriate items and unbagged trash.

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842 positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, 13 deaths

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Today's Wisconsin COVID-19 cases are now up to 842, an increase of 135 since yesterday. There are now 13 reported deaths in the state, up from eight reported yesterday. 13,140 negative tests were reported. The new deaths are almost all among African-American patients in Milwaukee. 

Today's DHS COVID-19 News Conference 3/27/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 3/27/2020

In this press conference this afternoon Governor Evers asked the Legislature to come together to make changes to make the April 7 election safer by allowing absentee ballots to be counted if they are postmarked by the election date, rather than arriving on the election date. He also called for more time for election clerks to count the absentee ballots rather than requiring they all be counted on election night.

Chippewa County Declares Two New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

The Chippewa Falls Public Health Department announced two new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a press conference this morning. There are now three confirmed cases in Chippewa County. The press release is attached below

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