COVID-19 UPDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS

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.

COVID-19 Daily Update: 3.17.2020

March 17, 2020
This initial WCA COVID-19 Daily Update highlights a von Briesen/WCA Webinar, a sample emergency declaration template, a local health officer and county emergency management powers, and a link to the von Briesen COVID-19 Task Force website.

VON BRIESEN/WCA WEBINAR
Dealing with COVID-19 for Counties Webinar (3.16.2020)

VON BRIESEN SAMPLE EMERGENCY DECLARATION TEMPLATE
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Template

NOTE: THIS TEMPLATE IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND ONLY PRESENTS A GENERAL GUIDE OF THE ELEMENTS FOR AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS. PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR LOCAL CORPORATION COUNSEL TO DISCUSS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NEEDS SPECIFIC TO YOUR COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY

WCA LETTER TO GOVERNOR EVERS
WCA Letter to Governor Evers on Policy Issues Related to COVID-19 (3.17.2020)

VON BRIESEN LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER AUTHORITY AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POWERS MEMO
Local Health Officer Authority and County Emergency Management Powers

NACo PARTNER STATESIDE ASSOCIATES REPORT
COVID-19 2020 State Government Overview

NACo/WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING CALLS
Register for a NACo Briefing Call (3.17.2020 at 4 p.m. EDT) and a White House Briefing Call (3.18.2020 at 1:00 EDT)

VON BRIESEN COVID-19 TASK FORCE WEBSITE
COVID-19 von Briesen Task Force