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“If we need to attract someone really good … we need to have an attractive salary," Chairman Russell Clark said of the clerk getting the biggest boost during a County Board meeting last month.
Gov. Tony Evers said Friday that, although he still does not support postponing the April 7, he does like the idea of automatically sending mail-in ballots to every registered voter in the state.
The number of people who actually have COVID-19 could be 10 times the number of how many confirmed cases there are, according to one state expert.
On Thursday, there were only 10 confirmed cases in the county. The increase of seven in one day is the most to date.
"How, in the midst of a statewide coronavirus ‘stay at home’ order, do we simultaneously encourage millions of people to go out on April 7, stand in lines in close proximity, and cast a vote?" Racine Mayor Cory Mason wrote on Wednesday.
Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” order is simple enough to follow. If you have a home, stay in it, and only leave to take solo walks or to get food or for medical needs. But what if you don’t have a home?
It's still a-OK to do plenty of things under the Safer at Home order, including going for a bike ride, for police officers and medical personnel and firefighters to do their jobs, for hotels to stay open, and to get takeout from your favorite restaurant.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said Tuesday: "If we continue on our current path without implementing Stay at Home to Flatten the Curve, the models show us that we would likely have 22,000 Wisconsinites who are positive for COVID-19 by April 8, and an estimated 440 to 1,500 deaths. This means thousands of Wisconsinites would need hospitalization, and we would exceed our current hospital bed capacity.”