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: 3.26.2020

March 26, 2020

U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN BRIEFS WCA BOARD ON COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGES
The WCA Board of Directors received a comprehensive update on federal stimulus packages related to COVID-19 from Senator Tammy Baldwin​ and several members of her staff.

We appreciate her ongoing support of Wisconsin Counties and we are grateful for her leadership during this unprecedented time.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY STATEMENT ON REAL ID ENFORCEMENT DEADLINE
“Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline. I have determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. DHS will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.”

LATEST COMPREHENSIVE FEMA UPDATE
On March 26, 2020, FEMA issued their latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

NACo RELEASES NEW COVID-19 RESOURCES
On March 26, 2020, NACo issued new Coronavirus information.

WISCONSIN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HOTLINE AND RESOURCES
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) has set up a hotline to help answer questions related to HR, navigating operations, helpful tips, etc. The call center is available between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F (with an option for messages during off hours) and WRA will take calls from both members and non-members at 608.270.9950. They can also be reached via email.

WRA Web Resources