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: 4.1.2020

April 1, 2020

This 4.1.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update looks into Q&A for county payroll tax issues under the FFCRA and CARES Act, a LFB memo on state funding under the CARES Act, and CDC interim guidance on management of COVID-19 in corrections settings.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 3.31.2020

March 31, 2020

This 3.31.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features WCA’s Mark O’Connell on WisEye’s “Newsmakers with Steve Walters” discussing the county response to COVID-19, as well as a Forward Analytics report, “COVID-19 and Sales Tax Revenues.”

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 3.30.2020

March 30, 2020

This 3.30.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features a legal update on county board and committee meetings-compliance with open meetings law requirements during the COVID-19 public health emergency, DOL guidance on definitions of “emergency responder” and health care provider,” and updates from Governor Tony Evers.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 3.28.2020

March 28, 2020

The 3.28.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features the U.S. Department of Labor issuing guidance on definitions of “emergency responder” and “healthcare provider,” as well discusses Emergency Order #16 dealing with licensing requirements of healthcare professionals.

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Most Requested COVID-19 Documents: Week of 3.23.2020

March 27, 2020

From new leave entitlements under FFCRA to tax provisions impacting government employers, check out the most requested COVID-19 documents for the week of 3.23.2020 from WCA General Counsel von Briesen.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 3.26.2020

March 26, 2020

This 3.26.2020 WCA COVID-19 Daily Update highlights a Zoom meeting with United States Senator Tammy Baldwin, as well as features the latest from Homeland Security, FEMA and NACo.

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COVID-19 Daily Update: 3.25.2020

March 25, 2020

This WCA COVID-19 Daily Update features a von Briesen legal update, “Resolution for the Public Sector on “Emergency Responder” and “Health Care Provider Exemption from FFCRA, an update on a county and city officials joint conference call, Wisconsin Legislative Council issue briefs, and other updates.

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Important County COVID-19 Resources

March 25, 2020

This section of the WCA COVID-19 site contains sample templates, important state and local resources and links to relevant webpages.

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