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The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the state has shipped its one millionth N95 mask as part of ongoing efforts to ensure frontline workers have access to the critical personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to limit their exposure to COVID-19.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin winters can bring beautiful snowfalls and great opportunities for outdoor recreation. They can also result in dangerously cold temperatures and icy conditions. To help encourage everyone to be prepared for the months ahead, Gov. Tony Evers has declared Nov. 9-13 Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. See full the order and list of exemptions here .
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Disasters can be difficult for kids to deal with, which is why ReadyWisconsin is encouraging families to take the time to make sure their youngest members know how to respond when the unexpected happens. September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin, which is a reminder to everyone that disaster don’t wait, so make your plan today.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
When a family is going through the trauma of locating a missing loved one, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) kicks into high gear and collaborates with local, state and federal agencies to assist in the effort to bring that person home.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today authorized 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County this evening. The governor is continuing to work with other states in facilitating additional National Guard and statepatrol support.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #86 declaring a state of emergency following protests in communities across Wisconsin. Executive Order #86 proclaims a state of emergency in Wisconsin, directs state agencies to continue assisting the state response, and calls to state active duty additional elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to support first responders and protect critical infrastructure and cultural institutions.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
The onset of a pandemic thrust many people who serve the state in public safety roles into the spotlight. That includes Wisconsin’s county and tribal emergency managers, who normally work in the background to coordinate the response to fires, tornados, flooding, civil unrest and COVID — but they also lead the effort to make their counties and tribes whole again after the disaster.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced that residents and businesses in St. Croix affected by severe storms June 28 through July 1, 2020 can now apply for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). These loans are also available in the contiguous counties of Barron, Dunn, Pierce, and Polk counties and Washington county in Minnesota.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) has responded to multiple natural and manmade disasters over the years. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the agency and its partner agencies tasked with helping cities, counties, tribes and the state through a crisis. Many citizens may not know that WEM has been helping the citizens of Wisconsin, behind the scenes, for decades.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today announced additional efforts to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools, food processors, and businesses across the state. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) will begin shipping more than 2 million cloth face masks and more than 4,200 infrared thermometers to K-12 public, charter, and private schools throughout the state.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today applauded the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on their diligent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as June 21 marked the 100th day that the SEOC has been activated in response to the pandemic. This is the longest continuous activation in Wisconsin history.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — This coming Sunday, Father’s Day may be observed differently as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. June 21 is also significant for the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), which will mark its 100th day of activation for coronavirus response — now the longest continuous SEOC activation in Wisconsin history.

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