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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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 Past email updates can be found HERE

 New Statewide Public Health Order - 25% Capacity for Indoor Public Gatherings

Governor Tony Evers and Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm announced today Emergency Order #3, a public health order limiting the capacity of indoor, public spaces to 25% due to the rapid increase of new COVID-19 cases across the state. 

The order is effective starting October 8th at 8am and ends on November 6th (two incubation cycles of COVID-19, two weeks per cycle). 

Public indoor spaces include stores (grocery stores are exempt), restaurants, bars, and ticketed events. 

Read the full public health emergency order HERE. Read the FAQs HERE

Governor Announces $100 million Investment in Small Businesses & Economic Stabilization

Today, Governor Evers announced an additional $100 million to support Wisconsin small businesses & economic stabilization through funding from the federal CARES Act.

The new investments announced today include:  

  • Over $50 million of $5,000 We’re All In Grants to more than 10,000 Wisconsin small businesses
  • $20 million for the Wisconsin lodging industry
  • $15 million for live music and performance venues throughout Wisconsin
  • $10 million to support privately owned movie theaters
  • $10 million in additional support for non-profit cultural venues
  • $4 million in additional investments for destination marketing organizations and tourism drivers

Read the full announcement HERE for more information. 

DHS Looking for More Contact Tracers

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is recruiting temporary Contact Tracers to track and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin. You can view the position announcement HERE and please note the short application window as the deadline to apply is 10/11/2020.

 Ascension Wisconsin to Provide Free Flu Vaccines
in Milwaukee

WHAT: Ascension Wisconsin is offering Free Influenza (flu) vaccinations for the community at Ascension St. Joseph and the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee for adults age 18 and older.

WHERE:  Ascension St. Joseph
    5000 W. Chambers Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7 from 9 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday, October 14 from 9 a.m. - Noon

  Wednesday, October 21 from 9 a.m. - Noon
  Wednesday, October 28 from 9 a.m. - Noon

WHERE:  Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee
1443 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

WHEN: Friday, October 9 from 9 a.m. - Noon

  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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136,379 confirmed cases (increase of 2,020*)

17.5% of total tests are positive, by person (for 10/6)

7,810 hospitalizations (5.7% of cases- increase of 108)

110,110 recovered cases (81% of all cases)

1,482,116 negative test results (increase of 9,539)

1,399 devastating deaths (increase of 18)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 30,639 confirmed cases (increase of 257)
Waukesha - 8,289 confirmed cases (increase of 62)

*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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