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The Goyke Report


  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services Updates
  • CARES Act Updates
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
  • COVID-19 Testing Sites
  • Resources

Contact Us:

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708 

PH: (608) 237-9118
TF: (888) 534-0018
FAX: (608) 282-3618

Email: Rep.Goyke@legis.wi.gov 

 COVID-19 Sources: 

Dear Neighbors,

I hope this e-update finds you all healthy and safe. This will be my final e-update until after the November election. State law prohibits legislators who are up for re-election from sending more than 49 pieces of similar correspondence from their legislative offices. This law typically goes into effect much earlier in the year, but an exception to the rule was made this year due to the COVID-19 emergency and the need to communicate information and resources regarding the pandemic. 

Even though you will not be receiving e-updates from me, you can follow my  Facebook page, Twitter, and Nerd Power Channel for more frequent updates. You can also use the resources provided in this e-update to continue accessing up-to-date information on COVID-19 in our state and community. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have any questions or need assistance. 

In service,


Evan Goyke 
State Representative
18th Assembly District

 Department of Health Services Updates 

The Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to work toward combating the COVID-19 public health emergency. DHS is still holding regular briefings and tracking the number of cases in our state and communities. 

For daily updated information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit the DHS website HERE

Updates on the Badger Bounce Back plan gating criteria can be found HERE.  


CARES Act Updates


The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.) can provide short-term financial assistance for eligible applicants. Milwaukee County residents should visit the Social Development Commission (SDC) website for details on how and when to access assistance:


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We’re All In for Small Businesses

We’re All In Small Business Grant Program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory. 

The online grant application will be accessible for one week starting at 8:00 AM on Monday, June 15, through 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 21. 


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 The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that more households will be eligible for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS has modified eligibility requirements in order to expand access to TEFAP. TEFAP supplies food pantries and distribution sites with the commodities, so all you need to do is call 2-1-1 and ask for the location and hours of the nearest TEFAP food pantry in your county. Eligibility guidelines are available here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/nutrition/tefap/eligibility.htm

TEFAP is not the same as the nutrition program called FoodShare Wisconsin. The FoodShare Wisconsin website explains how to get FoodShare benefits. There is a separate page showing FoodShare contacts for Milwaukee County. Applying for, or utilizing TEFAP will not impact your eligibility for these other benefits.

COVID-19 Testing Sites


New National Guard Northside testing location and adjusted hours as of June 1, 2020:

Custer Stadium (across the street from Barack Obama School)

4300 W Fairmount Avenue

Mon - Thurs: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri - Sat: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed


UMOS–2710 South Chase Avenue

Mon - Thurs: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri - Sat: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

**No Appointment Necessary at National Guard walk-in sites**


Other Area Testing Locations:

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. 

2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and 

8200 W. Silver Spring Drive, (414) 372-8080


Outreach Community Health Centers

210 W. Capitol Drive, (414) 727-6320


Progressive Community Health Centers

3522 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 882-2040


Ascension St. Joseph

5000 W. Chambers Street, (833) 981-0711

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Health Center 

1121 W. North Ave., (833) 981-0711

Ascension All Saints Family Health Center 

2400 W. Villard Ave., (833) 981-0711


Aurora Health Center Midtown 

5818 W. Capitol Drive, (877) 819-5034


Froedtert North Hills Health Center 

W129 N7055 Northfield Dr., Menomonee Falls, (414) 805-2000

**Before going to one of these testing sites, call your doctor or 211 to make an appointment for a test. There are no insurance, income, or immigration restrictions. All are welcome.**


Here is a set of links that can be very helpful - each page represents a different level of government and can provide more in-depth information and contact information for further questions. I encourage you to continue to stay up to date using these resources.

Governor Evers' webpage

  • Resources from across state agencies
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Resources for small businesses
  • Information about telehealth services

Congresswoman Gwen Moore's list of resources

  • Basic necessities like food and personal hygiene items
  • Child care resources for healthcare workers

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's list of resources

  • Information about direct cash payments approved by the federal government (CARES Act)
  • Resources for small businesses
  • Resources for veterans

Milwaukee County's COVID-19 webpage

City of Milwaukee's COVID-19 webpage