Monthly Archives: April 2020

Wisconsin State Assembly To Vote On Virus Response Bill

The WI State Assembly will hold a first-of-its-kind virtual session today to vote on a coronavirus response bill. The Senate is expected to hold a similar session on Wednesday and send the bill on to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Among other things, the bill would require the state’s chief economic development agency to create a […]

New Emergency Permits For WI Truckers Responding To COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) last Friday announced new emergency oversize and overweight permits that help truckers to meet the enormous health and economic demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural products, medical supplies, warehouse goods, and all freight supplying any of the federally-defined 16 critical infrastructure sectors fall under the new permits, […]

CDC Guidance: Some Essential Workers Exposed To Coronavirus Can Return To Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new coronavirus guidance Wednesday saying some essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms can return to work. Each worker would need to take his or her temperature twice a day for signs of a fever and wear a face mask […]

Minnesota’s Stay-At-Home Order Extended to May 4

Minnesota’s stay-at-home order has been extended until May 4. The order initially was set to expire on April 10 but, citing modeling that shows COVID-19 cases could max out beds in the coming weeks, Gov. Walz extended the order with hopes to slow the coronavirus’ spread and flatten the curve in cases. His latest order […]

Trump Issues Disaster Declaration For Minnesota

President Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Minnesota as the state combats the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Tim Walz had asked Trump to issue the declaration to allow federal funding to flow to the state. Minnesota’s congressional delegation had urged the Trump administration to approve the request. Walz wants to use the money for crisis […]

Walz Eyeing “Refined” Stay-At-Home Order For Minnesota

It appears that MN Gov. Tim Walz is eyeing a “refined” stay-at-home order to continue. What that means is not known at present. But details could come today. For now, the governor has said it will “continue to do a lot of the things we’re doing, but I think our plan will be much more […]

MN House Passes COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Bill

Yesterday, the House passed HF4537. relating to workers’ compensation claims for employees who contract COVID-19 during their duties as health care workers — including home health care workers — paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters. The changes would also pertain to corrections facility officers and counselors, as well as childcare workers providing care […]