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NEWS RELEASES & UPDATES
SEPTEMBER
9/23/20 Gov. Evers Announces More Than $5 Million in CARES Act Funding for Broadband Expansion
9/22/2020 Gov. Evers Declares New Public Health Emergency Due to Campus Outbreaks, Issues New Face Coverings Order
9/22/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order #1 - Update Requiring Face Coverings
9/22/2020 Gov. Evers Executive Order 90: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
9/14/2020 Gov. Evers, OCI Commissio​ner Afable, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Encourage Wisconsinites Who Lost Health Insurance Anytime this Year to Enroll 
9/14/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $8 Million TRAVEL Grants Program for Tourism Industry
9/3/2020 Waukesha County Updates Large Gathering Recommendation
9/3/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $5 million COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program
9/3/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Additional CARES Act Funds for Early Care and Education
9/1/2020 Waukesha County Annouces Four-Pronged Approach to Fight COVID-19 This Fall
AUGUST
8/28/2020  Waukesha County, National Guard Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing With Start of School Year
8/28/2020  Wisconsin Applies for Lost Wages Assistance Grant​​ 
8/19/2020 Waukesha County Introduces New Dashboard to Facilitate Data-driven Decisions for School Districts
8/19/2020 DHS Launches COVID-19 Individual Decision Tool to Help Wisconsinites Keep Each Other Safe
8/13/2020 Gov. Evers Announces La​unch of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard​
8/11/2020 Wisconsin COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 1,000​
8/6/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $32 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing at UW Campuses​
8/5/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard to Support August Election
JULY
7/30/2020 Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide​
7/30/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order #1 - Requiring Face Coverings
7/30/2020 Gov. Evers Executive Order 82: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
7/23/2020 Gov. Evers Announces K-12 Schools Eligible for $46.6 Million​
7/22/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Additional Cuts to State Spending Due to COVID-19​
7/9/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Successful Roll Out of Online COVID-19 Test Registration at National Guard Testing Sites​
7/7/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Statewide Efforts to Distribute PPE to Schools, Food Processors, Businesses
7/7/2020 Gov. Evers, WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson Announce More Than $160 Million in Transportation Aid for Local Governments​
7/2/2020 FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers
7/2/2020 Waukesha County Courts to Resume Jury Trials
JUNE  
6/23/2020 Gov. Evers Applauds SEOC’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic​
6/22/2020 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issues guidance on a safe return to in-person instruction
6/20/2020 Waukesha County Courts to Resume Most In-Person Proceedings 6/22/20 Under New Operational Plan
6/17/2020 Gov. Evers Announces More Than $80 Million in COVID-19 Financial Assistance to K-12 Schools and Higher Education Institutions​
6/11/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $40 Million in Financial Assistance to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses​
6/9/2020 Gov. Evers, Local Leaders Announce Conclusion of Wisconsin National Guard Mission
6/8/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity​
6/4/2020 Waukesha County Large Gathering Recommendation Increases to 100 People
6/2/2020 Waukesha County "Stay Safe to Stay Open" Campaign Encourages Simple Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread
MAY
5/27/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $200 Million "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" Program
5/21/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million for Long-Term Care, Home and Community Based Services, and Emergency Medical Services
5/20/2020 Gov. Evers Goes All In for Agriculture with $50 Million in Relief for Wisconsin Farmers, $15 Million Food Security Initiative​
5/20/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $25 Million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program​
5/19/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $1 Billion Statewide Effort to Support COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, Operations, and Resources for Local Communities​ 
5/18/2020 Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million We’re All In Grant Program and Initiative 
5/15/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Donation of 210,000 Procedural Masks for COVID-19 Response​
5/14/2020 Gov. Evers Approves DHS Statement of Scope, Beginning Administrative Rule Making Process
5/14/2020 Waukesha County Issues Guidelines to Help Businesses Safely Reopen During COVID-19 Pandemic
5/13/2020 Statement From Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow After Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down "Safer at Home" Order Extension
5/13/2020 Gov Evers' Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling
5/11/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Another Turn of the Dial for Wisconsin Businesses
5/11/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 36: Interim Order to Turn the Dial
5/11/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces New Community Testing Sites Being Held in Milwaukee and Madison​
5/9/2020 Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System Ready and Available for Use in Wisconsin​
5/8/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Grant Program for Ethnically Diverse Micro-Businesses​
5/8/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Best Practices and Safety Guidelines for Wisconsin Businesses​ 
5/6/2020 Gov. Evers Continues to Expand Community Testing Programs, Announces New Online Tool​
5/6/2020 Waukesha County Courthouse Will Expand Hours, Increase Hearings and In-Person Services
5/5/2020 Gov. Evers Details Expanded COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts
5/4/2020 Waukesha County Kicks Off Plan to Increase COVID-19 Testing with Three-Day Drive-Thru Test Site
5/4/2020 ​​Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Make Wisconsin One of the Top States in Testing Per Capita
5/3/2020 ​Wisconsin Welcomes Donation of PPE from Sister State in China​
5/3/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Additional Community Testing Events in Northwest Wisconsin​ 
5/3/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 35: Relating to the Dept of Health Services and Dept of Safety and Professional Services
5/2/2020 Gov. Evers Announces New UV Decontamination Site in Sawyer County
5/1/2020 ​Wisconsin Department of Justice To Release More than 10,000 Records to Republican Lawmaker​
5/1/2020 Gov. Evers ICYMI: Wisconsin National Guard Conducting Mobile Testing at Sites Around the State
5/1/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces the Launch of Community Testing Events
APRIL
4/29/2020 Gov. Evers​, Dozens of Organizations Representing More than One Million Wisconsinites Voice Support for Safer at Home Extension​
4/28/2020 Evers Administration Seeks to Save Lives, Stop Republican Lawsuit​
4/28/2020 ​Gov. Evers ICYMI: More than 200 Organizations, Businesses, Elected Officials, and Medical Professionals Support Safer at Home Efforts​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
4/28/2020 Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Reopen Several State Parks and Forests with Special Conditions​
4/27/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Expanded Opportunities for Certain Nonessential Businesses​
4/27/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 34: Interim Order to Turn the Dial​
4/23/2020 Waukesha County Ramps Up Contact Tracing to Aid in Safe Re-opening of Wisconsin Businesses
4/23/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 33: Department of Revenue Administrative Rule Suspensions
4/23/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 32: Relating to the Operation of an Alternative Care Facility at State Fair Park
4/20/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan
4/20/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 31: Badger Bounce Back Plan
4/20/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Big Steps to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity​
4/17/2020 Waukesha County Coordinates Donations of Personal Hygiene Kits for Local Community Shelters
4/17/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 30: Department of Natural Resources Administrative Rule Suspensions
4/17/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 29: University of Wisconsin System Administrative Rule Suspensions
4/16/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Statement on Extended "Safer at Home" Order
4/16/2020 Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order​ 
4/16/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 28: Safer at Home Order Update
4/15/2020 Garden Rental Opportunity at Waukesha County Rental Gardens During Pandemic
4/15/2020 Gov. Evers' Statement on Passage of COVID-19 Response Legislation
4/15/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 27: Relating to Tourism's Joint Effort Marketing
4/14/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 26: Relating to Department of Children and Families Administrative Rule Suspensions
4/14/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 25: Relating to Additional Safety Measures Related to the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Migrant Labor Camps
4/12/2020 Waukesha County Courts "Drop Box" Replaces Some In-Person Services, Public Services Counters Will Close
4/11/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Second Alternative Care Facility at Alliant Energy Center​
4/10/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 24: Relating to the Department of Transportation Emergency Overweight Commodity Permits
4/10/2020 Gov. Evers Announces COVID-19 Volunteer Program​
4/9/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 23: Related to the Department of Veterans Affairs Assistance to Needy Veterans Program
4/9/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 22: Relating to Certain Timelines Established by the Department of Safety and Professional Services
4/9/2020 Gov. Evers Reiterates Options Available for Religious Gatherings and Services
4/9/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Construction of Alternative Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park
4/9/2020 Gov. Evers Directs DNR To Close 40 State Parks, Forests And Recreational Areas
4/8/2020 ​Gov. Evers Calls for Bipartisan Legislative Action on COVID-19 Relief and Support Package
4/7/2020 ​Gov. Evers' Message to Wisconsinites on Election Day
4/6/2020 Gov. Evers Statement on Supreme Court of Wisconsin Ruling Allowing In-Person Voting Tomorrow
4/6/2020 ​Gov. Evers Suspends In-Person Voting, Calls Legislature into Special Session on April 7 Election​ 
4/6/2020 Gov. Evers Executive Order 74, Relating to suspending in-person voting on April 7, 2020
4/3/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Issues Executive Order to Suspend Some Public Transit Route Trips
4/3/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 21: Relating to the Department of Health Services Administrative Rule Suspensions and Order
4/3/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 20: Relating to Modification of Emergency Order #16
4/3/2020 Gov. Evers Emergency Order 19: Appropriate Use of COVID-19 Information
4/3/2020 Gov. Evers Calls for Special Session on Spring Election
4/3/2020 Gov. Evers Executive Order 73, Relating to a Special Session of the Legislature
4/2/2020 ​Gov. Evers' Statement on Judge Conley's Order Regarding Upcoming April 7 Election
4/2/2020 ​Gov. Ev​ers' Statement on Upcoming April 7 Election​
4/1/2020 Gov. Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Relief and Support
MARCH
3/31/2020 Waukesha County Public Health Announces First Resident Death Due to COVID-19
3/31/2020 ​Gov. Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile
3/31/2020 Gov. Evers Announces State-Operated Voluntary Isolation Facilities and Guidance to Aid Local Communities in Opening Their Own​
3/31/2020 Gov. Evers Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic​​
3/31/2020 Gov. Evers Suspends Rules to Help Keep Youth Safe and Vital Services Functioning
3/31/2020 Emergency Order 18: Relating to Department of Children and Families Administrative Rule Suspensions 
3/30/2020 Gov. Evers Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Capacity
3/27/2020 Emergency Order 17: Department of Natural Resources Administrative Rule Suspension
3/27/2020 Gov. Evers Issues Order to Expedite Expansion, Enhance Efficiency of Healthcare Workforce​
3/27/2020 Gov. Evers Suspends Evictions and Foreclosures During Public Health Emergency​
3/27/2020 Emergency Order 16: Relating to Certain Health Care Providers and the Department of Safety and Professional Services Credentialing​
3/27/2020 Emergency Order 15: Temporary Ban on Evictions and Foreclosures​
3/27/2020 Emergency Order 14: Relating to Extending the Department of Transportation Emergency Permits to Assist with Grocery Supply Efforts
3/27/2020 Emergency Order 13: Order to the Department of the Workforce Development Regarding Minor Work Permits
3/26/2020 Gov. Evers Launches Wisconsin's COVID-19 PPE Program
3/25/2020 Waukesha County Municipal Clerks Encourage Online Registration, Absentee Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/25/2020 Waukesha County Parks, Trails Remain Open During Public Health Emergency
3/24/2020 Waukesha County Services Updates Focus on Employee, Public Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/24/2020 Sheriff Update - Coronavirus Disease and “Safer at Home” order
3/24/2020 Emergency Order 12: Safer at Home Order​ (English)
3/24/2020 Emergency Order 12: Safer at Home Order​ (Spanish)
3/24/2020 Waukesha County Emergency Management Open To Donations For Fire Departments to Combat COVID-19
3/23/2020 Statement from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow as "Safer at Home" Order Expected Soon for Wisconsin
3/23/2020 Changes to Waukesha County Home Delivered Meals Program
3/21/2020 DHS Recognizes Community Spread of COVID-19 in Waukesha County
3/21/2020 Waukesha Metro and Waukesha Metrolift Suspension of Fares
3/21/2020 Emergency Order 11: Public Service Commission Administrative Rule Suspensions
3/21/2020 Emergency Order 10: Department ​of Public Instruction Administration Rule Suspension and Emergency Orders
3/20/2020 Emergency Order 9: Order to the Department of Corrections
3/20/2020 Emergency Order 8: Updated Mass Gathering Order 
3/20/2020 DHS Updated Guidance for Local Health Departments and Government Partners About Home Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19
3/20/2020

BCD Recommendations for Active Symptom Monitoring Update for Employees in Health Care Settings

3/20/2020 Waukesha County Jail Implements New Precautions in Response to COVID-19
3/19/2020 Waukesha County 9-1-1 Implements New Procedures to Accomodate COVID-19 Emergency Response
3/18/2020 Waukesha County Activates EOC to Help Contain COVID-19
3/18/2020 Emergency Order 7: Order to the Department of Workforce Development Regarding Unemployment Insurance​
3/18/2020 Emergency Order 6: Order Restricting the Size of Child Care Settings
3/17/2020 Emergency Order 5: Prohibiting Mass Gathers of 10 or More 
3/17/2020 Members of the Public Urged to Stop Calling 911 for Non-Emergency Symptoms
3/16/2020 Emergency Order 4: Prohibiting Mass Gathers of 50 or More
3/15/2020 Emergency Order 3: Order for Department of Children and Families Administrative Rule Suspension and Emergency Orders
3/15/2020 CDC Guidance to Cancel or Postpone Gatherings of 50 People or More for Next 8 Weeks 
3/14/2020 Emergency Order 2:​ Order for Department of Transportation Permits to Assist with Grocery Supply Efforts​
3/13/2020 Emergency Order 1: Statewide School Closure​
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow's Statement on Mass Gatherings
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Temporary Closure of Senior Dining Centers
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Statement on Area Schools & School Districts
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Declares State of Emergency 
3/12/2020 State Executive Order 72: Relating to Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus​
3/11/2020 DHS Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin