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Critical supplies shortage hampers hospitals, health providers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:01

critical-illnessNurses, doctors and other health care workers all around the country are being told to ration.


WASHINGTON, DC - Hospitals and health care providers don’t have enough of the critical supplies they need to treat patients and protect doctors and nurses from the coronavirus, and governors say the Trump administration isn’t doing enough to help.

Lawmakers in New Jersey, Washington and Maryland say they have only received a fraction of the protective equipment they requested from a national stockpile of medical supplies run by the federal government.

Meanwhile, nurses, doctors and other health care workers all around the country are being told to ration the gear that protects them from the virus, raising questions about the risk posed to those on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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Emergency Preparedness to Build Resilient Communities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 14:21

flood-wi-fieldSen. Smith talks about the importance of emergency preparedness to protect communities from natural disasters or public health emergencies, specifically, the Flood Prevention & Resilience Plan targeted toward flood prevention and relief.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:39
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Evers Directs DHS to Limit Gatherings to Less Than 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 08:05

bar-patronsAction taken to slow spread of COVID-19. Measures also being taken to manage testing capacity in Wisconsin.

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Gruszynski Urges Action on Unemployment Benefits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:43

working-poorGREEN BAY, WI - State Representative Staush Gruszynsk issued a statement Tuesday urging the Governor to take additional steps protecting workers who could face layoffs and loss of income as we react to the COVID-19 crisis.

staush-gruszynski“I am encouraged by the steps taken yesterday by Governor Evers and DHS secretary designee Palm. The Governor and his team continue to work around the clock to meet the need of this incredible challenge. As I speak with workers, managers and business owners across the 90th district it is clear that we need to take additional steps.

"Steps such as waiving the one week wait time to collect unemployment benefits and using state surplus dollars to ease the burden on small business owners. It is clear that businesses are already seeing an economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting workers who could face layoffs and loss of income as more individuals take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 is a top priority. In Brown County alone, there are 13,000 tourism related workers that will be impacted by this pandemic and that's just one industry that will have a ripple effect across our economy. Our office continues to hear feedback from the hospitality and lodging industry about challenges they are facing. This is a time for all of us to dig in, and see what we can do to help our community.”

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City of Green Bay’s Online and By-Phone Services to the Public PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:22

greenbaywi.govMayor's office urges local residents to practice social distancing and conduct business electronically whenever possible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:02
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Evers Directs DHS to Prohibit Mass Gatherings of 50 People or More PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 16 March 2020 14:57

caw-town-hallPublic or private schools, theaters, museums, stadiums, conference rooms, meeting halls, taverns, health and fitness centers, and places of worship included. Critical infrastructure such as grocery stores, food pantries, childcare centers, pharmacies, and hospitals remain open.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 15:19
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Johnson’s Opposition to Paid Sick Days Threatens Coronavirus Response PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Monday, 16 March 2020 14:40

ron-johnsonHealthcare advocacy group critical of Senator Ron Johnson for his opposition to paid family leave bill as the country struggles with Coronavirus crisis.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 14:55
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DHS, National Guard Work to Bring Grand Princess Passengers Safely Back to Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 16 March 2020 13:47

cruise-ship-grand-princess

29 Wisconsinites aboard cruise ship that docked at the Port of Oakland in California last week because of COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak brought home.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 14:19
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Green Bay Metro Suspends Public Transit Services PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:39

mc_busGreen Bay, WI - In light of increasing concerns around the spread and transmission of COVID-19, the City of Green Bay and Green Bay Metro Transit want to ensure the safety of employees, riders, and the general public. Thus, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, public transportation service will be suspended until further notice.

Paratransit services will remain available for all medically necessary trips. Paratransit riders should continue to call 920-448-3185 to schedule.

Director Kiewiz states, “Social distancing is critical at this time to keep everyone healthy and safe. This is difficult to do with the services Green Bay Metro provides. We are committed to reinstating transportation services when we can ensure a safe environment for our employees, riders and the public. “

eric-genrichMayor Eric Genrich confirms, “I do not take the decision to suspend transit services lightly, but I am committed to taking any and all actions to keep our community safe and our employees well, in the days ahead. I regret the disruption this will have on the lives of our residents and employers. However, we must err on the side of caution and public safety, as we navigate these uncharted waters.”

 
Evers Directs Closure of All K-12 Wisconsin Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 13 March 2020 17:19

teaching-studentsClosure will begin on Wednesday, March 18th, in order to give school districts ample time to make plans for kids, families, educators, and staff. The anticipated reopening date is April 6, 2020, but may be subject to change.

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Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 13 March 2020 16:52

trump-covid-natl-emergWASHINGTON, DC - President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the coronavirus, freeing up additional resources and funding as federal, state and local governments attempt to combat the rapidly spreading disease.

Read the developing report here

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2020 16:17
 
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