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Milwaukee County seeks donations of Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19 frontline workers

The Milwaukee County Unified Emergency Operations Center today issued a request on March 25 for new, unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist first responders, health care providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19. Needed supplies include: N95 masks, dust or surgical masks, safety glasses, protective gowns or suits, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes or sprays and disposable medical gloves. “We are calling on our community to donate supplies that will help ensure that we can protect our frontline workers and serve our most vulnerable residents,” said Dr. Ben Weston, Director of Medical Services for the Milwaukee County Office...

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Medical gear from postponed charitable clinic distributed to first responders statewide

The Wisconsin Dental Association is donating the personal protective equipment (PPE) that would have been used for the large-scale event to Wisconsin Emergency Management to help medical workers curb the spread of coronavirus. The organization decided to postpone the June 2020 WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy charitable clinic due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. In total, the donation consists of 20,000 surgical masks, 25,000 pairs of gloves and 1,700 surgical gowns that would have otherwise been used for Mission of Mercy – a two-day charitable event that provides free oral health care to low-income adults and...

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Month-long “Safer at Home” order urges Wisconsin residents to make sacrifices and work together

Governor Tony Evers formally directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on March 24 to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order, to stem the continued spread of COVID-19 in the state. The order is effective at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 25 and will remain in effect until 8:00 am Friday, April 24, or until a superseding order is issued. Without changes to limit the spread of COVID-19, models show that up to 1,000 people in the state could die and more...

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Coronavirus Hits Home: Milwaukee confirms first case of COVID-19 within the city

Health officials with the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) confirmed Milwaukee’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19 on March 13. The individual reportedly contracted the illness from close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case. MHD is awaiting confirmation testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but health officials consider the presumptive results actionable. The patient is a female aged between 30 and 35 years of age, and is currently isolating at home. MHD is in the process of identifying and contacting all those who may have come within proximity to the infected person. Close...

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Wisconsin to challenge unconstitutional diversion of taxpayer dollars for building Trump’s Border Wall

Governor Tony Evers announced on March 4 that he authorized Attorney General Josh Kaul to join Wisconsin with a coalition of 18 other states in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s illegal diversion of $3.8 billion taxpayer dollars for the construction of an unauthorized border wall. For the second consecutive year, the Trump Administration has circumvented the will of Congress by redirecting billions of dollars appropriated for the procurement of equipment by state National Guard units in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “This diversion by the Trump Administration is a wasteful use of taxpayer...

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Baba Punjab Singh: Survivor of 2012 Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting dies from gunshot complications

A priest who survived being shot in the face and was partially paralyzed after the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was violently attacked in 2012 by a white supremacist died on March 2 from complications due to his injuries. Baba Punjab Singh was one of four people wounded eight years ago, and his death was attributed to complications from a gunshot wound to his head. His passing brought the total number of victims to seven, making the temple attack the worst mass shooting in Wisconsin since 2005. White supremacist Wade Michael Page burst into the Sikh temple on August 5,...

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