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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    News Release For Immediate Release May 21, 2020 Contact: Elizabeth Goodsitt/Jennifer Miller 608-266-1683DHS Works with USDA and Retailers to Make Grocery Shopping Flexible and Safe for FoodShare Households Beginning today, May 21st, Wisconsin households that use FoodShare will be able to shop online at the two grocery retailers currently set up at the national level to accept ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the launch of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by the Department of Administration (DOA), the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent, security deposits, and wrap around services for ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    MADISON—Gov. Tony Evers today announced $75 million in assistance for small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s We’re All In initiative, a comprehensive effort to celebrate and help Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet and support best practices to keep businesses, consumers, employees and communities safe. Funded largely by federal dollars ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    Gov. Evers Announces $1 Billion Statewide Effort to support COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, Operations, and Resources for Local Communities  MADISON—Gov. Tony Evers today announced a robust $1 billion statewide effort to support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, acquisition of needed supplies, emergency operations, and resources for local communities throughout Wisconsin.The effort is funded ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Friday, May 08, 2020
    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that businesses looking to keep workers, customers, and families safe while “turning the dial” toward reopening can now draw on a series of publications to keep them informed of best practices and safety tips.The brochures include general guidelines for all businesses to follow as well as industry-specific advice, such as for restaurants, retailers, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2020Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 Gov. Evers Announces Badger Bounce Back Plan MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin's "Badger Bounce Back" plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, April 10, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2020Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 Gov. Evers Announces COVID-19 Volunteer Program  MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the state is seeking volunteers to support Wisconsin's healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Active and retired healthcare professionals and those who wish to help in non-clinical support positions are ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 09, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2020Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Close 40 State Parks, Forests, and Recreational Areas MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites. Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2020Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-7443 Wisconsin Granted Federal Disaster Declaration Due to COVID-19 Pandemic MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Wisconsin has been granted a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Wisconsin, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration provides access to Public Assistance programs for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Economic, Press Release