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COVID-19 Update

Dear Neighbor,

In order to support your families being able to take a deep breath, turn away from constant news updates, and create a new temporary normal, my office will continue posting a near-daily update on the COVID-19 public health emergency to our website and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

It is my hope that one reliable update each day will allow you to take a deep breath, oversee all that is happening in your own life and home, and have a reliable source of news you can count on to be up to date and accurate. As always, previous updates are on our website and linked beneath the graphic below. 

My greatest concerns right now are your lives and livelihoods. We are working hard to keep you and your loved ones safe, and to fight for our small businesses in an unprecedented crisis. 

In solidarity,

Rep. Robyn Vining

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 COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Wisconsin
at All Time High

According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, there were 950 COVID-19 patients hospitalized yesterday - a new high for the state. 

Today, the state saw a record in the daily reported COVID-19 deaths at 34. 

These numbers illustrate the severity of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. Please, stay home if possible. Wear a mask in public. Avoid public gatherings and large events. 

More Than 205,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional October FoodShare Benefits in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Health Services made the following announcement today:

"The public health emergency declared by Governor Tony Evers on September 22 enables the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to once again provide additional FoodShare benefits to eligible households. These benefits will help those Wisconsin families with the costs of food for October. Also, the federal government increased the limits of how much each household can receive per person, beginning October 1.

Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, states with declared public health emergencies are able to provide FoodShare recipients with the maximum monthly benefit amount that is based on the number of people in their household. Wisconsin families previously received emergency benefits in March, April, May, July, August, and September. There were no emergency benefits in June because the state did not have a declared public health emergency at that time."

View the entire news release HERE.

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites


WHAT: Drive thru COVID-19 testing
WHERE: Waukesha County Expo Center (1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI)
WHEN: Tests will be administered during the following hours, or until the 300 tests per day have been administered,
Mondays & Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays: 9 a.m. – 4p.m.

More information HERE


CHANGES: Starting Monday, Oct. 12, testing will be available at Milwaukee Health Department’s Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road, and Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

A consolidated, centralized community testing location at Miller Park will begin offering COVID-19 testing Monday, Oct. 19. Hours will be Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The current National Guard testing facilities located at Custer Stadium, 4300 W. Fairmount Ave., and UMOS., 2710 S. Chase Ave., will conclude testing on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Gov & DCF Announce $50 Million for Additional Child Care Counts Payments for Early Care and Education

Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson announced $50 million in funding for an additional round of Child Care Counts payments for early care and education from the federal CARES Act.

The Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Supplementary Payment Program – Round 2 has identical criteria to the most recent awards. It consists of two programs targeted at the current challenges early care and education providers face.

Applications and program eligibility details will be available starting October 26, 2020, on DCF's website, with the application window closing November 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Payment notifications will be issued on November 14, 2020.

More information in the full announcement HERE

  Department of Health Services Updates 

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.  

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155,471 confirmed cases (increase of 3,279*)

22.6% of total tests are positive, by person (for 10/13)

8,601 hospitalizations (5.5% of cases- increase of 147)

123,196 recovered cases (79.3% of all cases)

1,556,954 negative test results (increase of X)

1,508 devastating deaths (increase of 34)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 33,048 confirmed cases
Waukesha - 9,390 confirmed cases

*Changes over yesterday


Forward together,

Rep. Robyn Vining


Contact Us: 

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708 

PH: (608) 266-9180
TF: (888) 534-0014

Email: Rep.Vining@legis.wi.gov 
Web: www.vining.assembly.wi.gov 

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