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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 

K-12 Schools & Higher Education Funding - CARES Act

CARES Act K12 + Higher Ed.pngToday, Governor Evers announced more than $80 million in financial assistance from the federal CARES Act for K-12 schools and higher education institutions in Wisconsin. Read the full announcement HERE for more details.  

DHS Population Health Study for COVID-19 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) and Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, they will conduct two population health studies to examine the presence of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

These studies will seek to provide researchers and public health experts with a better understanding of the prevalence of COVID-19 in the state and help identify communities that may be at risk for a future outbreak. 

The first study, Past Antibody COVID-19 Community Survey (PACCS) is led by SHOW and will determine the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies throughout the state. 

WSLH is collaborating with UWM and the DNR for the second study, Wastewater Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin. This study will test samples from wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) in both populated areas and rural portions of the state in order to determine the current concentration levels of virus genetic material found in the sewage. 

For more information about the studies, read the full announcement from DHS 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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23,454 confirmed cases (increase of 256*)

2.6% of total tests are positive (for 6/17)

3,128 hospitalizations (13% of cases- increase of 32)

17,613 recovered cases (75% of all cases)

423,736 negative test results (increase of 9,406)

712 devastating deaths (increase of 9)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 9,750 confirmed cases (increase of 92)
Waukesha - 942 confirmed cases (increase of 14)

*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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