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On November 12, the Governor's Office released Executive Order #94, which advises Wisconsinites to stay home and observe masking, social distancing, and hygiene recommendations to save lives.
On October 6, the Governor's Office released Emergency Order #3, which limits public gatherings to no more than 25% of occupancy limits or 10 people for spaces without occupancy limits, with some exemptions. This order is in effect through November 6th.
On October 5, the North Central Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Readiness Coalition (NCWI HERC), which includes the Marshfield, Ascension, and Aspirus systems, issued a Joint Statement on Increased COVID-19 Hospitalizations urging area residents and visitors to observe masking, social distancing, and hygiene protocols.
On September 22, the Governor's Office released 2 Orders:
- Executive Order #90 declares a renewed statewide public health emergency for 60 days or until revoked in response to rising case numbers.
- Emergency Order #1 outlines the extension of statewide face-covering requirements through November 21st. A FAQ on the requirements can be found here.
On July 30, the Governor's Office released 2 Orders:
- Executive Order #82 declares a statewide public health emergency for 60 days or until revoked.
- Emergency Order #1 outlines statewide face-covering requirements beginning on August 1 and extending through September 28th. A FAQ on the requirements can be found here.
On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling that ended Safer at Home.
On April 16, Emergency Order #28, a revised "Safer at Home" order, was issued. This order extends the Safer at Home period through 8am on May 26, closes Wisconsin K-12 schools for in-person instruction and extracurriculars for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, and loosens some existing restrictions. View a "Safer at Home" FAQ here.
On March 25, at 8am, Emergency Order #12 goes into effect. This is the "Safer at Home" order that runs through 8am on April 24.
On March 20, 2020, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors issued a press release asking seasonal residents from other areas to refrain from coming to the area and to self-quarantine if they have already come to Vilas County. The Board indicated that they will soon issue a county-wide Emergency Declaration.
As of March 17, 2020, Governor Evers has directed the WDHS to issue an emergency order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more effective at 5pm on March 17. This order was subsequently updated and clarified on March 20.
On March 13, 2020, Governor Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services to issue an order mandating the closure of all Wisconsin K-12 schools. Schools will close on Wednesday, March 18th and reopen on April 4th. However, that date is subject to change as the situation evolves.
On March 12, 2020, Governor Tony Evers declared a state-wide Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Andrea Palm of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued a state-wide moratorium on gatherings of 50 or more, effective March 17, to slow the spread of illness.
On February 5, 2020, Wisconsin confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Current numbers of Wisconsin cases can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Protect Yourself Financially from the Impact of Coronavirus/Proteja sus finanzas del impacto del coronavirus
- Department of Workforce Development: Unemployment Information
- Internal Revenue Service:
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Summary of Family First Coronavirus Response Act
- U.S. Department of Labor: Employee Paid Leave Rights under the Family First Act
- U.S. Department of the Treasury: Individual/Family Resources under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and
Economic Security) Act
- UW-Extension: Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19
- The GRID (Guiding Rural Innovation and Development): COVID-19 Resource List and Consultation Services
- Internal Revenue Service: Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities
- North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission: COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses & Local Governments
- Resources for Nonprofits
- U.S. Department of the Treasury: Small Business Resources under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and
Economic Security) Act
- U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- U.S. Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- Vilas County Economic Development Corporation: COVID-19 Business Resources
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: COVID-19 Business Resources
- Vilas County Public Health Department
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC, the main U.S. federal agency monitoring and responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak, has created a microsite with frequently updated information for health practitioners, researchers, and the general public. Of particular interest to the public is the Situation Summary, a quick overview with maps of reported coronavirus cases in the United States and globally.
- InfoDocket 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources - Library Journal resource list, including normally paywalled journal articles made free by publishers.
- MedlinePlus - Intended for the general public, this health encyclopedia and information portal produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides background on coronaviruses, along with updated information and links concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus. Users can also search MedlinePlus for links to high-quality health and medical information from other government agencies and trusted third-party organizations.
- National Libraries of Medicine
- World Health Organization (WHO) - The WHO, a leading international health agency helping to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, offers global news updates and helpful videos, answers common questions (Should I wear a mask to protect myself? How does this virus spread?), and dispels myths (no, gargling with mouthwash won’t protect against the virus).