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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 sending a near-daily update on the COVID-19 public health emergency and posting 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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Governor Evers' COVID-19 Statewide Address 

Governor Tony Evers delivered a statewide address on Tuesday night regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Evers also signed Executive Order #94, which includes new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Executive Order #94 advises Wisconsinites to stay home, urges precautions Wisconsinites should take to stay safe if they have to leave their home, and encourages businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers, and the surrounding community. These are recommendations, not mandates. Find EO #94 HERE and more information about the address HERE. 

The address is available to watch on YouTube HERE

Today, Wisconsin reported another new daily COVID-19 positive case record with 7,497 cases.  

2021 State Budget Listening Sessions

Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes announced today a series of People's Budget virtual listening sessions as the state begins the 2021-2023 state budget process. Gov. Evers and Lt. Gov. Barnes will host four virtual, issue-based budget listening sessions to hear directly from families and workers about the issues affecting Wisconsin. The first virtual listening session will occur on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 6 p.m. and will focus on healthcare and public health in Wisconsin. 

A full schedule of these listening sessions is available below and on the governor's website here. All participants must register to attend on the governor's website here. Wisconsinites are also welcome to submit written comments on any topic at any time here. Members of the press are invited to attend and will receive RSVP information in advance of the listening sessions.

Budget Listening Session on Healthcare and Public Health

Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m. 
Register to attend here

Budget Listening Session on Environment, Infrastructure, and the Economy

Wednesday, December 2, at 6 p.m. 

Registration will be live one week before the listening session date.

Budget Listening Session on Criminal Justice Reform

Tuesday, December 8, at 6 p.m.

Registration will be live one week before the listening session date.

Budget Listening Session on Our Schools and Education

Wednesday, December 16, at 6 p.m.

Registration will be live one week before the listening session date.

$10 million additional funding for food security

Governor Evers, with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), announced today that two of Wisconsin’s largest hunger relief organizations will receive an additional $10 million to help serve Wisconsinites experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement brings the total investment in Wisconsin’s agricultural and food industries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to $75 million. 

This initiative was originally announced in May 2020. The funding has been distributed in three parts: the $5 million COVID-19 Food Security Network Support Grant, the $10 million COVID-19 Food Security and Wisconsin Products Grant, and the additional $10 million announced today. More information is available 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


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A consolidated, centralized community testing location at Miller Park is now open for COVID-19 testing. Hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday hours begin on 11/21.

More information can be found HERE

Free, rapid-results COVID-19 tests are now available for  community members at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, click 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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293,388 confirmed cases (increase of 7,497*)

33.5 of total tests are positive, by person (for 11/12)

13,771 hospitalizations (4.7% of cases- increase of 264)

223,937 recovered cases (76.3% of all cases)

1,964,779 negative test results (increase of 14,911)

2,515 devastating deaths (increase of 58)

14 patients at Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park

14th District Counties

Milwaukee -  53,129 confirmed cases
Waukesha - 17,509 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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