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: 5.28.2020

May 28, 2020

COVID-19 DAILY HEALTH UPDATE
(Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) current as of 1:00 p.m. Central, Thursday, May 28, 2020)

  • Total negative counts: 220,719 (+10,114)
  • Total positive counts: 16,974 (+512)
  • Hospitalizations: 2,452 (+41) or 14%
  • Total deaths: 550 (+11)

URGE U.S. SENATORS TO SUPPORT DIRECT AND FLEXIBLE FUNDING FOR COUNTIES OF ALL SIZES
Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and 49 state associations of counties (including the Wisconsin Counties Association) called on the U.S. Senate to pass a bipartisan relief package that supports counties’ vast health, safety and economic recovery responsibilities.

Join NACo in calling on your U.S. Senators today to support direct and flexible funding for counties of all sizes. Now is the opportune time to reach out to Senators while they are in their states during the Memorial Day recess.

DHS ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR HEALTH CLINICS
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $10 million in funding for health care providers serving the state’s most underserved populations. The funds, provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reimburse clinics for expenses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

FEMA DAILY BRIEFING POINTS FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Below please find the Thursday, May 28, 2020 FEMA Daily Briefing Points for the Whole-of-America response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

2020 WCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE HOUSING OPENS JUNE 1ST: REGISTER ONLINE
The 2020 WCA Annual Conference will be held September 20-22, 2020 in Sauk County. Housing for the event opens June 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Because of high call demand at the Kalahari reservation desk, they ask that you please book your rooms through their online link here, which is a much faster process.

As of right now, the WCA Annual Conference will go on and we are currently working with the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center to ensure that safety measures are in place. Please stay tuned to your inbox and www.wicounties.org for the latest updates on the event.

Because of the unknown of the COVID-19 Pandemic and what our future holds regarding this Pandemic, for your convenience, listed below are all the 2020 WCA Conference hotel cancellation policies.