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: 5.11.2020

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 DAILY HEALTH UPDATE
(Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) current as of 1:00 p.m. Central, Monday, May 11, 2020)

  • Total people with negative results: 108,033 (+2,870)
  • Total people with positive results: 10,418 (+199)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,846 (+26) or 18%
  • Total deaths: 409 (+9)

DHS SECRETARY PALM SIGNS EMERGENCY ORDER #36, ALLOWING SOME SMALL BUSINESSES TO OPEN
Today Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm signed Emergency Order #36, which allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. 

Additionally, the Emergency Order signed today allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. All businesses must continue to follow all safety precautions and guidelines as outlined in the Safer at Home order.

FORWARD ANALYTICS RELEASES NEW COUNTY SALES TAX ESTIMATES
New county sales tax estimates from Forward Analytics illustrate revenue reductions for which counties must begin preparing. Below are a few areas counties may wish to consider when making financial decisions for the current and upcoming year.

For additional information contact Forward Analytics Director Dale Knapp at 866.404.2700 or via email.

REBOUND RACINE COUNTY TASK FORCE ISSUES FINAL REPORT ON REOPENING COUNTY SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY
Racine County has issued the final report for the Rebound Racine County Task Force, which looks at how to reopen businesses and other important entities safely and efficiently in the county.

“Rebound Report 2020” highlights the findings and action steps of the task force and looks to reopen Racine County through local leadership and cross-sector collaboration.

FEMA DAILY BRIEFING POINTS FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Below please find the Monday, May 11, 2020 FEMA Daily Briefing Points for the Whole-of-America response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.