Today's DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing will include:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor 
  • Kteile Smith, ADN, St. Paul Elder Services, Inc.

It will take place at 1:30 PM Central Time.

Wisconsin now has confirmed COVID-19 cases in every county. The governor emphasized that this is no time to stop following social distancing rules.

The money from the CARES act is being used to improve testing and tracing, health care improvements, a small business grant program, rental assistance, direct payments to Wisconsin farmers, and to prevent food insecurity. Today there was an announcement of a 100 million dollar program for health care facilities in the state. The new grants will be in two phases and will cover costs directly related to COVID-19. 

There was an increase of 472 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state since yesterday.

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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