WATCH LIVE: Governor Evers, Wisconsin DHS brief media on COVID-19,
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered a statewide ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, and closed all bars and restaurants, except for delivery and pickup orders. He announced the new limits in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Evers also extended the closure of all public and private K-12 schools indefinitely and called on the Legislature to waive a one-week waiting period to receive unemployment compensation insurance. Evers said he would be talking with legislative leaders on Wednesday about an aid package. The number of confirmed cases in Wisconsin increased from 47 to 72.
Here is a copy of Governor Ever’s Emergency Order: Gov. Evers_DHS order_3.17.20
Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers an up-to-date list of outbreaks in the state by county. Currently, 1030 individuals have tested negative and 72 tested positive. There are no cases in La Crosse County.
More information on COVID-19 can be found here: CORONAVIRUS: YOUR LOCAL HQ