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 Coronavirus Information and Update


I wanted this newsletter as an opportunity to provide important information on the ever-changing public health emergency surrounding the coronavirus. 

As your state representative, one of the things I can do to serve you is to help you sort through the clutter of information so that you can make the best decisions for your family.

In this letter, I wish to share with you some of the essential and reliable resources to which you can turn for updates as well as some key places you can contact for help.


If Your Job Has Been Impacted

  • Official information from the state of Wisconsin – Visit This is the site where official notices and orders are posted.
  • Unemployment benefits -- To begin the process of filing for unemployment, start at and then click on “Apply for Benefits Online”.  You will also see an option called “Handbook for Claimants”. This handbook will answer almost any question you may have.
  • For those seeking new or temporary work – You can view what work is available in various occupations right from your home. Go to to begin.

If Your Business Has Been Impacted

  • Small Business 20/20 – Businesses with 20 or fewer employees may be eligible for up to $2,000 over two months to cover costs such as rent, payroll, and utility bills to provide relief for fixed monthly expenses. Small businesses must apply for the grant through a local Community Development Financial Institution.
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program – Businesses with 500 or fewer employees may qualify for up to a $2 million loan with interest rates of 3.75% for for-profit and 2.75% for nonprofits and payments for up to 30 years. As of today, businesses may also defer payments on these loans for 12 months.
  • Loans can be used for working capital to keep business open and cover fixed costs and bills.
  • When filing out an application, SBA staff recommend saving your information, as the website has kicked individuals off while completing the application.
  • Find more loan and grant information at
  • If possible, nonessential businesses are encouraged to have employees work from home and maintain minimal basic operations such as payroll and security for your business.

If You Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness

Based on current and quickly developing information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes certain people may be at a higher risk for severe illness developed from COVID-19. To ensure you and your loved ones have the information you need to stay safe and healthy during this time, I want you to be aware of the following: 

  • The CDC believes those at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:
    • People aged 65 years and older
    • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
    • People with underlying medical conditions, which could include the following:
      • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
      • People who have serious heart conditions
      • People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
      • People of any age with severe obesity or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
    • It’s recommended that people who are pregnant be monitored


Important Election Information



Ahead of the upcoming election on April 7th, I wanted to let everyone know some important information. Below are some key points:

  • Due to a recent ruling by a federal judge, the deadline to request an absentee ballot has been pushed to 5 pm tomorrow, April 3rd. Please click here to request one. County clerks will also be required to tally all ballots that arrive before 4 p.m. on April 13th.
  • If you would still like to vote in-person early, the deadline is tomorrow, April 3rd at 5 pm. Otherwise, the polls open on Tuesday on the 7th at 7 am. 

I hope everyone who wants to participate in this election is able to. If you live in Manitowoc, you can vote at City Hall. That's where I voted earlier this week. 


Have you Received my Spring Newsletter yet? 


Recently, I shipped out my 2020 Spring Newsletter. This newsletter shows some of the things I'm been up to recently, both in the 25th Assembly District and in Madison. 

Many of you have already received it in your mailboxes. If you haven't received one yet, keep an eye out. It will be hitting your mailboxes very soon. I hope you enjoy reading through it!


Request a Blue Book Today!

Blue Book Order.pngThe 2019-2020 State of Wisconsin Blue Book is now available. It's published biennially by the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau. The Blue Book is a valuable source of information on state government, the legislative process and the history of our state. The featured article in the book is called: A HERO'S WELCOME, How the 1919 Wisconsin Legislature overcame divisions to enact innovative veterans legislation following World War I. If you would like a copy of the Wisconsin Blue Book to be sent to you, please contact my office at

Important Links regarding COVID-19

Contact Me:



  P.O. Box 8953
  Madison, WI 53708-8953
  Phone: 1-888-529-0025


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