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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 

  Milwaukee Rent Assistance Program

The City of Milwaukee announced a new $15 million rent assistance and support program for residents from the federal CARES Act funding.

Milwaukee residents seeking assistance can request an application through Community Advocates via email at renthelp@communityadvocates.net or phone at (414) 270-4646, or apply online here. Applications for rent assistance through the Social Development Commission are still available online here, and landlords are encouraged to participate.

More information on the program can be found on the city website HERE

COVID-19 Response & Recovery Website

Gov COVID-19 Website launch FB 2.pngToday, Governor Evers announced a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment website. The website can be found HERE.

The website will provide transparent and regularly updated information regarding how and where Governor Evers is investing Wisconsin’s federal COVID-19 funding, including significant funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

 HEROES Act Letter - Education & Local Gov't Support

On Tuesday, my Democratic colleagues in the legislature and I sent another letter to Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Tammy Baldwin urging their support for additional federal resources for our state and local governments through the HEROES Act that was passed by U.S. House of Representatives in May. 

If passed by the Senate, the HEROES Act would bring nearly $8.5 billion in assistance to Wisconsin to deal with the economic fallout that our state, local, and tribal governments continue to encounter due to the pandemic.

A major beneficiary of this legislation would be Wisconsin's children. By investing in Wisconsin through the HEROES Act, Congress has the ability to disrupt an alarming trajectory being faced by our school districts. 

Read the full letter 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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63,206 confirmed cases (increase of 943*)

7.6% of total tests are positive (for 8/13)

5,170 hospitalizations (8.2% of cases- increase of 45)

53,239 recovered cases (84% of all cases)

1,035,195 negative test results (increase of 11,472)

1,018 devastating deaths (increase of 7)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 21,666 confirmed cases - average daily cases are decreasing
Waukesha - 4,515 confirmed cases - average daily cases are decreasing

*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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