Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency | WisCommunity

Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency

March 12, 2020 - 12:18pm
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. 

The press conference today also discussed the Department of Health Services requesting the assistance of the Wisconsin Guard to transport 37 residents returning to Wisconsin from the Princess Cruise Ship who may have been exposed to COVID-19. They will be monitored and self-quarantined for 14 days.

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