COVID-19: Government News and Updates

We will keep updating this page with important Federal, State, and Local news concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the amount of information coming out we will be posting a limited amount of information on this page. To see all press releases by Governor Evers please visit the Governors official webpage.

State/Federal News

March 24, 2020: Governor Evers Announces Safer At Home order

March 20, 2020: Governor Evers Announces federal approval of disaster loans for small businesses

March 19, 2020: Who Qualifies for Paid Leave Under the New Coronavirus Law

March 18, 2020: WEDC announces targeted grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus emergency

March 18, 2020: Child Care Providers – Order Restricting Size of Child Care Settings

March 18, 2020: Governor Evers Submits Request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Wisconsin Businesses

March 17, 2020: Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More, Schools closure extended indefinitely

March 16, 2020: Department of Tourism, Secretary Sara Meaney COVID response

March 16, 2020: Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 50 People or More

March 13, 2020Order for Statewide School Closure

March 12, 2020Governor Evers Executive Order #72, Relating to a Proclamation Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus


Local News

March 26, 2020: Second Case Of Covid-19 And Confirmed Community Spread In Bayfield County

March 22, 2020: Bayfield County Health Department Advisory To Seasonal And Second Homeowners

March 19, 2020: City of Bayfield Declares Health Emergency, Closes City Hall

March 19, 2020: First Case Confirmed in Bayfield County


Recorded Webinars/Videos

March 25, 2020: WMC Business Coalition with Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos & Association Partners

March 24, 2020: WMC reviews Safer At Home order with WEDC

March 24, 2020: WI DHS update on Safer At Home order

March 24, 2020: WMC: Update from SBA

March 23, 2020: Governor Evers – StayAtHome press conference

March 20, 2020: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – Call with Ron Johnson

March 18, 2020: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – Employment Law, HR Policy & Economic

March 18, 2020: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – Governor Evers and Cabinet address the Business Community