As issues continue to develop and change at a quick rate with COVID-19, the Coronavirus, we at the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) are working alongside Governor Tony Evers, the Administration, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and our general counsel, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., (von Briesen) to provide the latest resources and updates to assist county officials during this unprecedented time.

Temporary Restraining Order Prohibits DHS From Enforcing Emergency Order #3

October 14, 2020

On October 14, 2020, the Sawyer County Circuit Court issued a temporary restraining order that prohibits DHS and its agents from enforcing Emergency Order #3. Learn more and see the new “Supplement to Guidance: Enforcement of Local Health Orders Utilizing Process Set Forth in Administrative Code.”

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Governor Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

October 6, 2020

On October 6, 2020, Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy.

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WCA Public Health Guidance Released

August 19, 2020

The Wisconsin Counties Association has released “Guidance in Implementing Regulations Surrounding Communicable Diseases: An Analysis of Local Health Department and Local Health Officer Powers, Duties, and Enforcement Actions.”

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 8.3.2020

August 3, 2020

The 8.3.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features daily DHS numbers, a letter to Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation from county executives and a hotline for National Guard COVID-19 test sites.

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COVID-19 Legal Resources/Sample Resolutions

July 30, 2020

Working alongside the Wisconsin Counties Association, WCA General Counsel von Briesen & Roper, s.c. has created a series of legal updates, some in a Q & A format, on various topics. As they are released, they will be added to this page.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 7.27.2020

July 27, 2020

The 7.27.2020 WCA COVID-19 Update includes the postponement of the 2020 WCA Annual Conference, the release of the Forward Analytics COVID-19 data tool, a call to action regarding the next federal relief package, and a link to the “Let’s Go Wisconsin-Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19.”

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 7.17.2020

July 17, 2020

The 7.17.2020 WCA COVID-19 Update features a large coalition letter signed onto by WCA to our federal delegation requesting additional funding, DATCP COVID-19 Food Security Network Support Grants, and an updated Q&A on Routes to Recovery.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 7.14.2020

July 14, 2020

The 7.14.2020 WCA COVID-19 Update features a Q&A on Routes to Recovery, a “Wisconsin Counties” magazine web extra on broadband and upcoming NACo training.

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