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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 

Letter to Sen. Baldwin & Sen. Johnson - HEROES Act

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Yesterday, Legislative Democrats sent a letter to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin encouraging their support of the federal HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) which would extend Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments through January 2021, and bring much needed aid to Wisconsin’s state, local, and tribal governments.

Read the full letter HERE and my full statement HERE

Department of Workforce Development Updates

The Department has further expanded its help center hours to 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The help center will also now be available Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Staff continue to answer any remaining calls in the queue that come in before the closing time. Contact information for the UI help center is listed HERE

For more information regarding unemployment assistance, please visit the DWD website HERE

If you are experiencing issues with unemployment, please contact our office. 

Capitol Remains Closed to Public 

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Dane County, the Wisconsin State Capitol will remain closed to the public. 

In accordance with Dane County's mask policy, starting on Monday, July 13th, all state employees must wear masks whenever they're inside a state facility, including offices, parking garages, elevators and bathrooms, waiting in line to enter a state facility and whenever they're inside any enclosed building on state business.

 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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33,154 confirmed cases (increase of 598*)

5.6% of total tests are positive (for 7/8)

3,683 hospitalizations (11.1% of cases- increase of 44)

26,305 recovered cases (79% of all cases)

611,150 negative test results (increase of 10,138)

807 devastating deaths (increase of 2)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 12,728 confirmed cases
Waukesha - 1,483 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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