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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

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

Yesterday, Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk and Immunization Program Manager Stephanie Schauer participated in a COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A. Questions were related to prioritization, vaccine quantity, safety, the differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine candidates and much more.

Watch the full Q&A HERE

New Daily COVID-19 Cases In Slight Decline - Still High Percentage of Positive Cases

Wisconsin Department of Health Services officials said in a media briefing today that there has been a slight decline in daily positive COVID-19 cases reported in Wisconsin since mid-November - however, it is too early to tell if this is a significant trend. There also has been a decrease in testing. DHS officials encourage Wisconsinites to continue to get tested if they believe they have COVID-19 or have been exposed. 

The daily reported new cases are still extremely high, and we need to continue utilizing best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and across the state. 

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 – 4 pm, Fridays: 9 am – 4pm; Tuesdays & Thursday: 9am - 4pm 

More information HERE


Testing 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

  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.  


418,446 confirmed cases (increase of 4,114*)

42.9% of total tests are positive, by person (for 12/8)

18,500 hospitalizations (4.4% of cases- increase of 214)

356,752 recovered cases (85% of all cases)

2,207,950 negative test results (increase of 5,477)

3,806 devastating deaths (increase of 68)

9 patients at Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park

14th District Counties

Milwaukee -  73,750 confirmed cases (increase of 740)
Waukesha - 28,853 confirmed cases (increase of 399)

*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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