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COVID-19 Daily Digest – 3/17/20

Here is a recap of everything related to COVID-19 from the past day:

As of Monday afternoon
Wisconsin confirmed cases: 47 (including one recovered)
Wisconsin confirmed deaths: 0

World

  1. A top European Union official proposed a shutdown of all non-essential travel into the bloc
  2. Canada closed its border to all except Canadian and U.S. citizens

National

  1. The White House released new guidelines, including recommending closing schools and avoiding groups of more than 10 people
  2. It also suggested avoiding restaurants, bars, discretionary travel and food courts “for the next 15 days”
  3. The United States now has more than 4,400 confirmed cases and 86 deaths
  4. Illinois, Minnesota and other states restricted restaurants and bars to carryout and delivery only. Others are in the process of preparing to do so
  5. Seven million residents in the Bay Area have been ordered to mostly confine themselves to their homes for three weeks
  6. New York City considers a curfew

State

  1. Governor Evers directed the Department of Health Services to prohibit gatherings of 50 or more people, which became effective Tuesday morning and will continue as long as Executive Order #72 is active or another order supersedes it
  2. Grocery stores, food pantries, childcare centers, pharmacies and hospitals are exempt from the order
  3. Restaurants and bars are required to operate at less than 50% capacity or have fewer than 50 people, whichever is less
  4. Charter Communications is offering free broadband internet for 60 days to any household with students and no active subscription
  5. Dane County issued a state of emergency Monday, making the full allocation of county resources available to essential county services
  6. Milwaukee and 10 other municipalities ordered bars and restaurants closed Tuesday except for carryout, delivery and curbside service. The rest of Milwaukee County was expected to follow suit within 24 hours