COVID-19 Update: DHS reports spike in COVID-19 positives, governor orders all bars and restaurants to close

The number of active confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin has increased to 72, according to the state Department of Health Services. The governor has ordered a ban on all gatherings of 10 people or more in the state effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services held a briefing Tuesday to provide an update on the cases and the state’s response to the pandemic.
To watch the briefing, click here

Gov. Tony Evers says there is evidence of community spread in Milwaukee, Dane and Kenosha Counties. That means health officials can’t trace the origin of the exposure. In addition, as of¬† 5 p.m. Tuesday¬† (3/17):
* ALL bars & restaurants will be closed (except for take out/delivery).
* Schools will remain closed until further notice.
* Efforts are underway to repeal the UI waiting period for employees who will be out of work during this virus.
* Efforts are underway to waive the work search requirements & availability requirement for unemployment payments.

To view the complete Emergency Order from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services click here

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