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Gov. Evers Issues Directive to Limit Groups to 10, change testing priorities

Gov. Evers

Governor Evers has directed DHS to issue an order to limit all gatherings to a size of 10 or less. There are several exceptions to this rule. Bars and restaurants may only serve food by take-out or delivery. The number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has risen to 72.

Number of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increases to 19

Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk talks COVID-19

The in the state increased to 19 today. This is a sharp increase from yesterday, and this quick increase is expected to continue for some time. There have been 169 negative tests, and one patient has recovered. 

Presidential Live Stream

WATCH LIVE: Trump holds press conference amid U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

President Trump is shortly going to do a live stream. He is expected to announce that he is declaring a National Emergency. He is declaring an emergency and allowing access to up to 50 billion dollars. States are going to be setting up emergency centers. He asked every hospital in the country to use their emergency plans. He is giving broad authority to the HHS Secretary and giving maximum authority to hospitals. Hospitals can waive laws to allow them to implement virtual health services.

COVID-19 updates for today

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Chancellor Statement on Coronavirus

Currently there is a firehose of news coming through relating to the COVID-19 issues in the area. In an attempt to keep people informed there will be a daily article that will be updated throughout the day. In a lot of cases it will just provide links to other sources of information. This is a very fast-changing story and will undoubtedly continue to change quickly. Many events in the area are being canceled.

Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency

Gov. Evers

Governor Evers has declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin. This declaration will free up state funds for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Evers signed an executive order making the Department of Health Services the official agency to manage the ongoing crisis. The declaration also makes it possible to activate the National Guard, and charges DATCP with enforcing laws against price gouging. 

Updates - UW Campuses Quickly Moving to On-Line Instruction due to COVID-19

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Update - on March 12 UW-Oshkosh announced on March 16 and that  classes would resume after spring break on March 30 via alternat means.

Fearing coronavirus, UW-Milwaukee moving classes online for rest of semester

BY PETER CAMERON

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is moving the majority of its classes online after an employee who may have come into contact with the coronavirus became ill, the chancellor announced in an email Tuesday sent at about 5 p.m.

Osceola Schools Closed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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March 10 due to a concern with COVID-19. The school had a public event that was attended by someone diagnosed with the virus.

Jeff Smith - Logic behind Healthcare

Senator Jeff Smith

We’ve been hearing a lot in the news lately about our health. Just last week, I found myself in many conversations with healthcare professionals talking about ways to improve the health of our community – and no, I’m not only talking about keeping our communities safe by preventing the spread of coronavirus.  

 

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