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457 Active COVID-19 cases in state

Today's COVID-19 statistics release today states there are 457 confirmed cases in Wisconsin and still the same five deaths reported yesterday. There were 8237 negative tests.

Newsmakers: COVID-19 Update with LWM Executive Director Jerry Deschane

This is an interesting discussion with the director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities about the problems of doing the upcoming April 7 election and requests to the Governor to address the problems.

State Parks are Free for the Interim

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MADISON, Wis. - Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.

Governor Evers Releases Details of Safer At Home Plan

Governor Evers

This morning Governor Evers released the details of the new Safer At Home restrictions on Wisconsin Citizens. The new plan takes effect at 8 AM tomorrow, March 25, 2020 and remains in effect until April 24, or until there is a superseding order. 

3/23/2020 DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing

Tony Evers

The Department of Health Services held a press conference today, including Governor Tony Evers discussing the new restrictions that will be announced tomorrow, and other orders he has made in the past week.

Will the Internet Survive the COVID-19 Crisis?

This is a video from CNet about the load being placed on the internet by heavy use for video conferencing and entertainment. Will we start seeing problems? 

Coronavirus Task Force at 4:30 PM

WATCH LIVE: Trump, Pence speak about U.S. coronavirus response alongside White House Task Force

Today's coronavirus task force press conference is scheduled for 4:30 PM but has consistently been starting late. We may stop carrying these soon as they are often as much rhetoric as they are information.

Community Calls

Over here on the farm I have had an idea that I want to see rolling later this week. I am calling it Community CallsThe notion of this is that since we are all stuck in our homes (and more so later this week) we all have some need for social contact. Or more information.

COVID-9 Confirmed Cases Reach 416 and 5 Deaths

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Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported the growth of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin as 416. This is only an increase of 35 over yesterday's number. unfortunately, one more death was reported today, raising the total number of deaths to five. 

Menomonie School Meal Program Starts Today

SDMA Superintendent Joe Zydowsky's blog yesterday announced the beginning of the new school lunch program in the school district starting today. A cold grab and go breakfast and lunch are available every day.

Hello SDMA Families and Staff,

Take COVID-19 Seriously

Senator Jeff Smith

We must take COVID-19 seriously. On March 13th, showing tremendous leadership, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin and has since strengthened precautions. Now it’s our turn to do our part by following the guidance from leaders and medical professionals to slow the spread of COVID-19. Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time for us all as we learn to navigate the changes in our daily routine impacted by this global pandemic.

Governor Evers Says New Restrictions Will Be Announced Tomorrow

Gov. Evers

Governor Tony Evers announced new restrictions on travel in Wisconsin. Evers is referring to this not as a "shelter in place" order but as "Safer At Home" in the message. This is a breaking story, details will follow. Under the order, only essential workers would be going to work.

Gov. Evers Announces New Order Relating to Department of Public Instruction

Goverrnor Evers

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to suspend administrative rules relating to hours of instruction, student teacher assessments, and general flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Lupus Patients Can’t Get Crucial Medication After President Trump Pushes Unproven Coronavirus Treatment

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The drug Plaquenil keeps Anna Valdez’s lupus in check.

Coronavirus Task Force Meeting 3/22/2020

Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing

This briefing is supposed to start at approximately 4 PM.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reach 381

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin reached 381 in today's report from the Department of Health Services. The number of reported deaths remains at 4. 6611 tests have been conducted in the state as of today. 

Federal and State Income Tax Filing Deadlines Moved to July 15

The was moved back to July 15 from April 15 yesterday. Wisconsin Department of Revenue officials announced today that the Wisconsin tax filing deadline would also be moved to July 15 without penalty or interest for filing late.

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