TODAY’S COVID-19 CASES, AS REPORTED BY THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES ON APRIL 3, 2020. THESE NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House COVID-19 task force, is the latest public figure to be honored with a bobblehead by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci has become America’s voice of reason as one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.”
Phil Skar from the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum said five dollars from the $25 purchase price will go towards the American Hospital Association to support the 100 Million Masks Challenge.
The bobble is expected to be released in July of 2020, and the museum is currently taking pre-orders through their website.
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASES, AS REPORTED BY THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES ON APRIL 2, 2020. THESE NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported on Wednesday that total positive tests for COVID-19 coronavirus totaled 1,550 on Wednesday. Also as of Wednesday, there had been a total of 33 deaths in Wisconsin, along with 18,819 negative tests.
For the first time on Wednesday, DHS began including the number of patients hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. That number was 398, or 26%.
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASES, AS REPORTED BY THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES ON APRIL 1, 2020. THESE NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Governor Tony Evers has agreed to allow Wisconsin National Guard personnel to be available to work at polling places in the state’s spring elections, as fears about coronavirus keep many regular poll workers at home.
With an acute shortage of workers for the April 7 election in Wisconsin, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday urged those who can work the polls to volunteer.
“I intend to work at a polling place on Election Day,” Vos said. “My wife has also volunteered at a different location, because we do appreciate that many of the poll workers either are concerned about their own safety or have some kind of an issue that might prevent them from being at the polls.”
.@SenFitzgerald and I held a virtual press conference from the #Wisconsin State Capitol. We answered Facebook questions at the end as well. Thanks to everyone who participated in the call. https://t.co/83rSgM3kBp
— Speaker Robin Vos (@SpeakerVos) April 1, 2020
More than 100 Wisconsin municipalities don’t have enough poll workers for next week’s election. Local clerks were surveyed by the Wisconsin Elections Commission The survey found 111 municipalities are short more than 670 poll workers – meaning they are too short-handed to offer in-person voting. Another 126 municipalities say won’t be able to staff all of their polling sites because they are missing more than 27 hundred poll workers.
There are still many places in Wisconsin that need poll workers for April 7. If you’re so inclined, contact your county clerk’s office and ask them which municipalities need help.https://t.co/oE3dSWNozY
— Wisconsin Elections (@WI_Elections) April 1, 2020
The Elections Commission announced Wednesday that well over 1 million absentee ballots have been requested, and some 350,000 votes have already been cast. “Hopefully that will reduce the number of people who show up on the 7th of April, to cast their ballot in person,” said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.
Vos and Fitzgerald commented during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. People who are interested in working at the polls April 7 can should contact their local clerks.
Evers sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency making the request, as a result the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers all 72 counties and 11 federally recognized tribes. Evers said the outbreak has caused multiple deaths, exhausted many of state resources, resulted in record unemployment claims, and taken a toll on the community infrastructure that is in place to protect the public.
Today I asked the president to issue a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Wisconsin. The response to #COVID19 has required tremendous action from the state and all of its communities that far exceeds the resources currently available to us.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) March 31, 2020
Evers said the coronavirus has required a tremendous response from the state and all of its communities that far exceeds the resources currently available.
A copy of the governor’s letter is available here.
Governor Tony Evers on Monday said the order he issued last week for Wisconsin is working to slow the spread of coronavirus. “The science and the data shows us that ‘Safer at Home’ is effective,” Evers said, urging residents to “stay the course.”
AUDIO: Governor Tony Evers & DHS briefing 68:00
Department of Health Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Westergaard echoed the governor’s remarks. “My personal view is that we have already saved lives by doing ‘Safer at Home,’ because the number of cases that we have, have not doubled in the past two days. We’re seeing a slower curve.”
Evers acknowledged the state is entgering the worst of the pandemic, as the total number of confirmed cases reached 1,221 on Monday. DHS reported 14 deaths, but reports from local public health officials brought the number to 24.
Today’s COVID-19 cases, as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on March 30, 2020.
These numbers are subject to change throughout the day.