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.

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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COVID-19 Daily Update: 6.16.2020

June 16, 2020

The 6.16.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features a WCA interview with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes on the We’re All In Small Business Grant Program, the release of a Forward Analytics Report on “Economic Activity in a Pandemic: Wisconsin Taxable Sales in March and April,” and a NACo story on the decline of local government employment.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 6.12.2020

June 12, 2020

The 6.12.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features WEDC’s We’re All in Small Business Grant Program, a NACo look at the county responses to COVID-19 in the area of human services and the State of Wisconsin’s Bureau of Correctional Enterprises new line of safe space products.

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