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: 4.30.2020

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 DAILY HEALTH UPDATE
(Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) current as of 1:00 p.m. Central, Thursday, April 30, 2020)

  • Total people with negative results: 69,394 (+2,764)
  • Total people with positive results: 6,854 (+334)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,512 (+23) or 22%
  • Total deaths: 316 (+8)

ICYMI: TODAY’S WCA WEBINAR-FOLLOW UP ON ACT 185 AND PROPERTY TAX IMPLICATIONS 
On April 30, 2020, the Wisconsin Counties Association, along with WCA General Counsel Andrew Phillips of von Briesen & Roper. s.c., discussed the latest updates to Act 185: Property Tax Implications. 

For more information on this topic and other COVID-19 related topics, visit covid19.wicounties.org.

WCA AND WCA GENERAL COUNSEL VON BRIESEN & ROPER’S LEGAL RESOURCES PAGE
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Counties Association has been working closely alongside WCA General Counsel von Briesen & Roper, s.c. to issue timely and relevant legal updates, Q and A documents and sample resolutions.You can find all legal updates below:

TWO WEBINAR OPPORTUNITIES:FEMA’s PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDS FOR CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
Join NACo Tomorrow for Webinar on FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
Please join the National Association of Counties (NACo) tomorrow, May 1, 2020 for a practical webinar on how counties can access FEMA’s public assistance funds for coronavirus response and recovery. The application process and determination of eligible funds can often be complex and difficult to navigate. We hope you or your staff can join this how-to discussion on securing funds to help your county.

WCA to Host May 5 Webinar on FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program for COVID-19 Response
The Wisconsin Counties Association will be hosting a Zoom webinar on FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program for COVID-19 Response on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, with WCA General Counsel von Briesen & Roper’s Matthew McGovern, Andrew Phillips and Steven Nelson presenting on the topic.

FEMA DAILY UPDATE FOR APRIL 30, 2020
FEMA released their daily briefing documents regarding action by the federal agency for April 30, 2020. Below please find information on a wide range of topics released today.