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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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Wisconsin State Fair Park COVID-19 Testing 

The Wisconsin National Guard will be providing free COVID-19 testing at State Fair Park on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. 

Testing will be offered Monday from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents can enter the park via Gate 9 at S. 76th Street and W. Pierce Street. 

The testing event, hosted by the West Allis Health Department and the City of West Allis, will offer 1,000 tests each day to any Wisconsin resident over 5 years of age. To be tested, residents must pre-register online and complete a questionnaire HERE.

 Resources for Small Businesses

WWBIC 8-13-2020.JPGLast week I attended the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) Virtual Capitol Meeting for discussions on how to support Wisconsin's small businesses.

Below are some of the resources that were discussed at the event available for Wisconsin small business owners:

Kiva Loans

Kiva has expanded small business lending on its online platform to include a larger list of eligible businesses, the possibility for larger loans, and a grace period for repayment. Learn more here or visit the dedicated page for applicants in Milwaukee.

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Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) provides business development services in Wisconsin to residents who are:

  • Active duty service members, including Guard and Reserve
  • Veterans
  • Family members of the above

For more information please email us and ask about our VBOC at vboc@wwbic.com or visit their website HERE. 

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  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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66,196 confirmed cases (increase of 455*)

7.6% of total tests are positive (for 8/17)

5,327 hospitalizations (8% of cases- increase of 23)

56,602 recovered cases (85% of all cases)

1,066,040 negative test results (increase of 5,507)

1,039 devastating deaths (increase of 0)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 22,334 confirmed cases
Waukesha - 4,854 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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