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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 daily COVID-19 update and will post online 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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 Small Business Webinar
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It’s time for all hands on deck for Wisconsin small business owners!

Tomorrow, join Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, SBA Wisconsin Director Eric Ness, and myself for a small business webinar in response to COVID-19. 

Use this form to register, make sure you are all set up for your zoom account (it’s free!), submit your questions ahead of time, and join us tomorrow at 11am!


Note: a live video stream will be available on Facebook Live HERE - comments on Facebook will not be monitored, please submit all questions via the above Google form. And, with care and concern for business owners juggling work, home, possibly virtual schooling, and any host of what tomorrow brings, the webinar will be recorded and able to be watched at a later time. 

Department of Children & Families - Child Care 

Providing child care to the essential workforce is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. To meet this need, Governor Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce. Led by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the taskforce is working with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.

DCF is excited to launch two new tools to help connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are now able to submit a request for care through the department’s updated Child Care Finder or proactively view up-to-date availability across the state using the department’s new child care map.

Please see the attached resources for more information regarding the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce and relevant information for parents. More information for providers, essential workers and families can be found on the DCF COVID-19 Child Care webpage. 

 Milwaukee Small Business Webinar 

The webinar from Friday from the City of Milwaukee's Office of Small Business Development, is available by recording HERE. Presentation slides and other information can be found HERE

Support and Resources for Small & Micro-Businesses during COVID-19 - a one hour webinar that focused on connecting small and micro-businesses and non-profit organizations to the resources, support and technical assistance needed to survive and thrive during these challenging times.

More information on the Office of Small Business Development HERE   

  Spring Election
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The last day to register to vote online is TODAY, March 30th for the April 7th Spring Election. You can register to vote online HERE. On the website, you can also request your absentee ballot until April 2nd to vote by mail. 

50 Piece Rule

50 pc rule.png (1)As of now, the 50 piece rule is still in effect starting on April 15th. We will keep you updated. 

 Spring Newsletter

Our spring newsletter and survey is set to arrive in mailboxes around April 9th. We wanted to give you a head's up that it does not include information related to COVID-19 as the content was written prior to the outbreak and spread of the virus in Wisconsin. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please contact my office. 


On a personal note, I want to assure you we are doing everything we can with the information and power that we have while working through an unprecedented pandemic that has facts and advice changing seemingly constantly. I will continue monitoring this crisis, and I will not forget my call to service to the people of the 14th district. Part of my job is disseminating information, and we will keep you posted as news happens. And, we will also work to generate ideas for how to best respond. I understand this is both a challenging time, and for many-- a scary time. Please check on your neighbors, reach out to the elderly, if you need help and receive an offer for help, take confidence in accepting that help. Together, as one Wisconsin, we will walk through this moment, and may we remember one another, reach out, ask for help, offer help, and be the community to one another we were made to be. Now is the time to draw together as one Wisconsin.

My office is here. Please reach out with any questions. We will be at work. And once again, the safety and security of my constituents is my number one priority. Please rest at night knowing that. 

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1,221 confirmed cases

15,856 negative test results

14 devastating deaths

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 617 confirmed cases
Waukesha -  93 confirmed cases

For daily updated information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit the DHS website here. 

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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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