COVID-19 Updates

WMC COVID-19 Updates 3/19/2020, 6:01am

Evers orders restrictions on child care facilities to slow COVID-19 spread
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ordered that child care providers may have no more than 50 children and 10 staff present at a time, in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The restriction goes into effect 8 a.m. Thursday.
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WEDC offering $5 million grants for small businesses
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is launching a $5 million targeted grant program to help businesses with no more than 20 employees that have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis cover rent and meet payroll expenses. Called the Small Business 20/20 or SB20/20, the program will offer grants of up to $20,000 to qualifying businesses.
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Senate approves coronavirus bill for sick leave, free testing. Bill now goes to Trump’s desk – updates
The Senate approved a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package Wednesday that will provide paid sick and family leave for many Americans while also offering free testing for the coronavirus and bolstering unemployment insurance.
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Tips to remain ‘sane and safe’ during social distancing
Maintaining a routine, helping others and taking time to focus on self-care are among the tips one Ball State University professor is sharing to help people stay “sane and safe” while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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House passes emergency paid sick leave bill
The House on March 14 passed a bill that would require employers with fewer than 500 employees and all government employers to provide 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave to full-time workers who are in quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking diagnosis or preventive care for the illness, or caring for affected family members.
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What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is providing updated information for residents, including symptoms and ways to protect yourself.

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The following updates have been provided by the Forest County Health Dept.

Please see attached press releases:
• COVID Community Spread in WI
• Gov. Evers Scaling Down Child Care Settings – Emergency Order #6
• COVID Updated Testing Criteria

COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin as of 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
• Negative: 1577
• Positive: 106
For more information and to view number of positive results by county please visit:

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