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: 4.9.2020

April 9, 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 9, 2020)

Total people with negative results: 31,424 (+1,309)
Total people with positive results: 2,885 (+129)
Hospitalizations: 843 (+53) or 29%
Total deaths: 111 (+12)

WCA COVID-19 WEBSITE: FIND LEGAL UPDATES IN ONE SPOT
As WCA and our general counsel von Briesen & Roper, s.c. continue to issue legal updates and Q and A documents related to COVID-19, WCA has created a repository of these documents on the WCA Covid-19 website.

APRIL 9 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC WHOLE-OF-AMERICA RESPONSE
Top level briefings, the latest numbers and the HHS Response can all be found in this daily update.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY AND FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD ANNOUNCE NEW AND EXPANDED LENDING PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE UP TO $2.3 TRILLION IN FINANCING
On Thursday, April 9, Treasury launched a Main Street Business Lending program and a Municipal Liquidity Facility to support the flow of credit to American workers, businesses, states, counties, and cities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF) will provide up to $500 billion in direct financing to states, counties, and cities to help ensure they have the funds necessary to provide essential services to citizens and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC UPDATES GUIDANCE REGARDING USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
On Friday, April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance recommending individuals wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies), particularly in areas of significant community-based transmission.