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The groundhog wasn't kidding when he signaled there would be six more weeks of winter! Be prepared for arctic temperatures and negative wind-chill over the next few days. Bundle up and limit your travel if you're able. 

This update includes info on vaccines from health care providers, the Spring Primary and the latest on mask wearing in the state.

I hope you find this information helpful and please don't hesitate to reach out to my office if you have any questions.

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State Senator
27th District



Vaccine Info

In case you missed it, people age 65 and older will be eligible for their COVID-19 vaccines starting January 25. You can check out the DHS website for more information and sign up for their newsletter.
Keep in mind that the COVID-19 vaccine supply is unpredictable and limited. Please be patient. Health care organizations are contacting those on waiting lists as they receive vaccine supply. 
I have collected information from the following health care providers on their vaccine distribution and waitlist plans.
  • UnityPoint (Meritor) Health
  • UW Health
  • SSM
  • Monroe Clinic (SSM)
  • Sauk Prairie Health Care
  • Mercy Health
  • Aurora Advocate


 Face Coverings Update

This week, legislative Republicans voted to strike down the Governor's emergency executive order on face coverings.

At a time when 5,992+ Wisconsinites have died, Democrats are leaping into action and introduced legislation to reinstate the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We have been in this pandemic for eleven months and while the vaccine offers some light at the end of the tunnel, we still need to use every tool we can to curb the spread of COVID. With a more contagious variant of the virus spreading throughout our state, health and science experts are urging citizens to continue safety measures such as using face coverings and social distancing. As elected officials, we took an oath to protect the lives of Wisconsin citizens and Republicans should have no problem supporting this bill.


2021 Spring Primary

The 2021 Spring Primary is just around the corner! You can see what is on your ballot here.

February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. If a voter is indefinitely confined  their absentee ballot request must be received by their municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 12, 2021.  

Residents can vote in-person absentee ballot through February 14, 2021. Office hours vary by municipality so please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.


- Resources - 

During this difficult time it is worth reminding Wisconsinites that 211 exists to help when you don’t know where to turn. 211 is a resource managed by the United Way of Wisconsin. Call 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Office of Crime Victim Services

End Abuse Wisconsin 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522, or go to for free and confidential support.

Disaster Distress Hotline 

Coping Resources for Kids and Parents Amidst COVID-19 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line 

Vets for Warriors 

Military One Source 

Resilient Wisconsin

Department of Corrections Helpline: The call center can be reached by members of the public Monday through Friday from 7:45am–4:30pm at (608) 240-5700.

Wisconsin Farm Center 

24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline

LGBTQ Crisis Line 

HopeLine Text Service 

Wisconsin Elder Abuse Hotline 

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 


Looking for additional resources? If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to my office at Sen.Erpenbach@Legis.WI.Gov, or call (608) 266-6670. 


Contacting My Office

Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.

Please visit my website for press releases and other Capitol updates.