COVID-19 News

  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues update on Field Hospital admission protocols

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues update on admission protocols for patients to be admitted to West Allis Alternate Care Facility (Field Hospital) The West Allis “Field Hospital” is being managed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and not the WI National Guard as we had indicated on WKOW

  • Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

    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. This directive is effective at

  • Governor Evers Reinstates the Nursing Workforce Related Administrative Rules found in Executive Order #16

    Governor Evers has issued Emergency Order 2​, which contains provisions related to licensed health care professionals in response to the surge in COVID throughout Wisconsin. The Governor has learned about the shortage of health care providers including nurses.  The shortage is impacting the hospitals and other facilities is responding to the

  • COVID-19 Clinical Care – Current Wisdom and Future Challenges webinar

    Register now to sign up for the COVID-19 Clinical Care – Current Wisdom and Future Challenges Webinar to be held on Thursday, May 21st from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. FREE FOR MEMBERS! The WNA COVID-19 Response Team has developed this webinar in honor of Nurses Month to provide the very

  • WNA Town Hall Announcement

    Register Now for WNA’s Town Hall Meeting Monday, May 18, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. As a WNA member you were invited to participate in a survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your practice. Please join us as you learn about the results and dialogue with

  • COVID-19 Reminders

    With the ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court late Wednesday and the ensuing differences between county to county and even city to city, we wanted to provide some reminders that you may want to share with your family, neighbors and patients. WNA wants you to remain safe and healthy! Please

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    WNA Files an Amicus Brief Supporting Safe at Home Extension

    On April 28, 2020 WNA’s Executive Committee authorized signing on to an Amicus Brief supporting the Safe at Home Extension Executive Order. Background The filing of an amicus brief is in response to the Republican legislative leadership lawsuit that has gone to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block Safer at

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    Wisconsin COVID-19 April 21 Test Results

    Status Number (%) of People as of 4/14/2020 Negative Test Result 47,841 Positive Test Result 4,620 Hospitalizations 1,252 (27%) Deaths 242

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    Safer At Home Extension Letter of Support

    Wisconsin Nurses Association is one of the multiple organizations that thank and applaud Governor Evers and Secretary-Designee Palm for taking action to extend the state’s Safer at Home order. Recent trends in state and national data are demonstrating that social distancing is effective at helping to flatten the curve and slow

  • Wisconsin Safer at Home Order extends to May 26, 2020

    An order to extend the Safer at Home to May 26, 2020 was issued today. Reasons for extension is that the COVID virus remains prevalent in Wisconsin with reported cases of 3,721, we know that this is higher but testing has been problematic, and present in 65 of Wisconsin’s 72