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: 5.19.2020

May 19, 2020

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

  • Total people with negative results: 148,237 (+3,735)
  • Total people with positive results: 12,885 (+198)
  • Hospitalizations: 2,110 (+42)
  • Total deaths: 467 (+8)

GOVERNOR EVERS ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION STATEWIDE EFFORT TO SUPPORT COVID-19 TESTING, CONTACT TRACING, OPERATIONS AND RESOURCES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Governor Tony Evers today announced a robust $1 billion statewide effort to support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, acquisition of needed supplies, emergency operations, and resources for local communities throughout Wisconsin.

The effort is funded by $1.17 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars.

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, 2020 NACo ANNUAL CONFERENCE CANCELLED, ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING WILL BE VIRTUAL
The safety and well-being of conference participants is our top priority. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and after much thoughtful discussion, including concerns about large gatherings, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition and proceed with a virtual Annual Business Meeting, including the election for 2nd Vice President, consideration of bylaws amendments and other association business.

LATEST COUNTY NEWS NOW FEATURES ARTICLE ON SAFE ELECTIONS FOR COUNTIES
The latest NACo County News Now features an article on safe elections for counties. A report by election security experts provides an in-depth look at the equipment, staffing, supplies and other costs of administering elections this year that keep voters and election workers safe from the coronavirus while remaining open, accessible, secure and fair.

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