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: 6.2.2020

June 2, 2020

COVID-19 DAILY HEALTH UPDATE
(Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) current as of 1:00 p.m. Central, Tuesday, June 2, 2020)

Total negative counts: 263,743 (+10,148)
Total positive counts: 18,917 (+374)
Hospitalizations: 2,643 (+40) or 14%
Total deaths: 607 (+12)

WCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR O’CONNELL APPEARS ON CAPITAL CITY SUNDAY TO DISCUSS SAFER AT HOME ORDERS
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, WCA Executive Director Mark O’Connell appeared on Capital City Sunday on WKOW-Channel 27 in Madison to discuss in detail Safer at Home orders and the issues surrounding this topic for Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

DHS COVID-19 OUTBREAKS PAGE NOW INCLUDES PERCENT OF COVID-19 CASE RECOVERY STATUS BY COUNTY
The Department of Health Services COVID-19 Outbreaks page now includes percent of COVID-19 cases by recovery status by county.

NACO WEBINAR TOMORROW: ADMINISTERING AN ELECTION DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Join NACo tomorrow, June 3, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for a webinar, “Administering an Election During the COVID-19 Crisis.”

This webinar will discuss the challenges of navigating an election in the age of COVID-19. The webinar will include a focus on how states are planning for primaries and the general election, a discussion of considerations for counties implementing vote-by-mail, and a look at considerations and costs around personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing related to polling places.