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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 

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August 11th Election

Wisconsin Attorney General Joins Letter Calling on Facebook to Take Stronger Steps to Prevent Use of Its Platforms to Spread Hate and Disinformation

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul today joined 19 Attorneys General from across the United States in calling on Facebook to take additional steps to prevent the popular social media website from being used to spread hate and disinformation. The Attorneys General also urged Facebook to provide stronger support for users who fall victim to online intimidation and harassment on its platforms.


Read the full announcement HERE. 

 Child Care Op-ed — DCF Secretary Emilie Amundson

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson wrote an op-ed about Wisconsin's looming childcare crisis and it's widespread impact on our communities.

Read the full op-ed HERE to learn more about this crisis and how we can support child care providers and families who need child care. 

Advocate Aurora - Temporary Shortage of COVID-19 Testing

Advocate Aurora announced today that it will temporarily  centralize community testing for COVID-19 at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and suspend testing prior to certain procedures starting today due to COVID-19 testing supply shortages. For more information, visit their COVID-19 resource center HERE

To find other community testing sites near you, visit the DHS 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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57,779 confirmed cases (increase of 839*)

4.7% of total tests are positive (for 8/6)

4,881 hospitalizations (8.4% of cases- increase of 55)

47,221 recovered cases (82% of all cases)

961,851 negative test results (increase of 16,867)

978 devastating deaths (increase of 8)

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 20,389 confirmed cases (increase of 214) - per capita rate decreasing
Waukesha - 3,841 3,930 confirmed cases (increase of 89) - per capita rate increasing

*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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