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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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DHS - COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance for Schools 

The Department of Health Services has shared COVID-19 outbreak guidance for schools. Here is the link to the Guidelines for the Prevention, Investigation, and Control of COVID-19 Outbreaks in K-12 Schools in Wisconsin. This document is available on the DHS website via the COVID-19: Schools and Child Care webpage.  

COVID-19: Decision Tool for Individuals and Families

The Department of Health Services introduced a new tool to help individuals and families make decisions about participating in certain activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the DHS website HERE to access the tool.  

Protect the United States Postal Service 

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The United State Postal Service’s existence is clearly laid out in the U.S. Constitution. The USPS provides critical services to communities across Wisconsin and the country. Small businesses rely on the postal service to deliver to their customers, seniors use the postal service to receive essential medications, and millions of voters are expected to vote by mail in the November election.

Stand up for the USPS by calling your representative today: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Wisconsin’s Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Living Well Grant Releases COVID-19
Resource Toolkit

The Wisconsin’s Board for People with Developmental Disabilities’ (BPDD) Living Well Grant put together a COVID-19 Resource Toolkit designed to provide people with disabilities easy access to resources and guides on how to stay healthy, safe, and socially connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 toolkit is for use by individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, schools, non-profits, and other groups that support people with disabilities. It is free and available to download in PDF versions from the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities website 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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67,493 confirmed cases (increase of 663*)

7% of total tests are positive (for 8/19)

5,430 hospitalizations (8% of cases- increase of 50)

58,244 recovered cases (86% of all cases)

1,084,163 negative test results (increase of 8,766)

1,060 devastating deaths (increase of 8)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 22,556 confirmed cases
Waukesha - 4,998 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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