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DHS Launches COVID-19 Individual Decision Tool to Help Wisconsinites Keep Each Other Safe

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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $5 Million in CARES Act Funding for Broadband Expansion

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September 24, 2020

MADISON​ —​ Gov. Tony Evers today announced that more than $5 million of funding from the federal CARES Act will be awarded for the expansion of high-speed, broadband internet.  Funding will be awarded by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to applicants from the 2020 broadband expansion grants that did not receive funding and are able to connect customers by December 30, 2020, and satisfy the requirements of the federal CARES Act.

DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman resigns after demand from Gov. Evers

Caleb Frostman
September 18, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced he has asked for and received resignation from Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Caleb Frostman. Secretary Frostman’s resignation is effective immediately. Department of Corrections (DOC) Deputy Secretary Amy Pechacek will lead the transition until the new secretary is appointed.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT, DOA Announce $18 Million in Public Transit Grants for Wisconsin Communities

September 9, 2020

Grants will enable Beloit, Wausau, Sheboygan, Madison, Eau Claire, Racine, Green Bay, and La Crosse to purchase a total of 34 public transit buses

Dunn County Health Dept. and Menomonie Police support mask wearing

KT Gallagher
September 3, 2020

Governor Evers’ Emergency Order , issued on July 30, instructed all Wisconsin residents to wear a face covering when in public or an enclosed space. Please see https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx for more information on this. The mandate has generated some questions from the community that we would like to take some time to address. 

Governor Evers requests Kenosha support from other states

Governor Tony Evers
August 27, 2020

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers requested other states, under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), to bring additional National Guard troops, equipment, and resources to Kenosha to support civil authorities there.

EMAC is a mutual aid agreement that allows governors to provide state-to-state assistance during declared states of emergency. It will enable other states to provide resources such as National Guard troops and equipment to the requesting state.

Governor Evers statement on last night's protests in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
August 25, 2020
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement regarding last night's protests: 

Governor Evers statement on shooting of Jacob Blake

Governor Tony Evers
August 24, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Evers tonight released the following statement regarding the officer-involved shooting that critically injured a Black man in Kenosha.

DHS Releases School Guidance to Assist Local and Tribal Health Departments

August 21, 2020

The upcoming start of the 2020-2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic brings a unique set of challenges to Wisconsin school districts and local and tribal health departments.

DHS Launches COVID-19 Individual Decision Tool to Help Wisconsinites Keep Each Other Safe

August 21, 2020

Wisconsin is seeing significant COVID-19 activity, and data show that this is at least partly due to activities like gatherings. Data obtained from contact tracing calls indicate that the percent of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 who reported attending a gathering, party, or other meet up with people outside their home in the past two weeks grew from 7% of cases in May to 21% of cases in June and 20% of cases in July.

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