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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

 Past email updates can be found HERE

Wisconsin Surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths 

Over the weekend, the state of Wisconsin reported that there have now been a total of over 3,000 COVID-19 related deaths. Today, 104 more deaths were reported - a new daily record.

This is devastating news - my thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who have passed. 

We need to do our part to stop the spread of this virus - stay home as much as possible, wear a mask, maintain physical distancing. 

"This is Real" - Physician Plea to Community

Physician leaders from the Milwaukee area health systems, community health centers, and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership created a compilation video for the community. Watch the full video HERE.

Recovered COVID-19 Patients Can Donate Plasma

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is urging people who have testing positive for COVID-19 to consider donating COVID convalescent plasma (CCP) to help other COVID-19 patients.

The donation process is similar to donating blood and can be done through the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. Safety precautions are in place to protect the health of donors including social distancing and mandatory masks.

With COVID case numbers soaring and hospitalizations rising, there’s been unprecedented levels of demand for COVID convalescent plasma. Visit www.Versiti.org/covid19plasma for more information. 

Home for the Holidays

Wishing everyone a safe holiday weekend. My family is staying home and celebrating virtually this year, so we can still spend time with family while making sure everyone stays healthy. 

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 am – 5 pm, Fridays: 9 am – 4pm

More information HERE


MKE Co COVID-19 Testing 11-12-2020.jpgTesting is available at Milwaukee Health Department’s Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road, and Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St. Hours are 9 am - 3 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 am - 6 pm on Wednesdays.

A consolidated, centralized community testing location at Miller Park is now open for COVID-19 testing. Hours are Monday through Friday 11 am - 6 pm, and Saturday 9am - 3pm. 

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

NOTE: Most COVID-19 testing sites will be closed Thursday-Sunday this week due to Thanksgiving. Miller Park testing will be open Friday and Saturday. 

  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.  


363,973 confirmed cases (increase of 6,202*)

37.6% of total tests are positive, by person (for 11/24)

16,209 hospitalizations (4.5% of cases- increase of 279)

284,903 recovered cases (78% of all cases)

2,104,756 negative test results (increase of 10,308)

3,115 devastating deaths (increase of 104)

9 patients at Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park

14th District Counties

Milwaukee -  63,507 confirmed cases (increase of 936)
Waukesha - 24,447 confirmed cases (increase of 675)

*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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