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Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) has responded to multiple natural and manmade disasters over the years. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the agency and its partner agencies tasked with helping cities, counties, tribes and the state through a crisis. Many citizens may not know that WEM has been helping the citizens of Wisconsin, behind the scenes, for decades.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today announced additional efforts to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools, food processors, and businesses across the state. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) will begin shipping more than 2 million cloth face masks and more than 4,200 infrared thermometers to K-12 public, charter, and private schools throughout the state. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is also helping to facilitate the delivery of approximately 60,000 masks to local food processors and businesses.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – As the Independence Day holiday approaches, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to keep their celebrations safe this summer.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today applauded the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on their diligent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as June 21 marked the 100th day that the SEOC has been activated in response to the pandemic. This is the longest continuous activation in Wisconsin history.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — This coming Sunday, Father’s Day may be observed differently as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. June 21 is also significant for the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), which will mark its 100th day of activation for coronavirus response — now the longest continuous SEOC activation in Wisconsin history.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – When thunder roars, go indoors! ReadyWisconsin is urging everyone to make sure they know what to do when they see lightning or hear thunder nearby. Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin is Tuesday, June 23.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) staff members are no strangers to responding to a crisis — they are hired for it, trained for it and excel at it.
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
MADISON - Dr. Darrell Williams, Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator, discusses PPE, COVID-19 testing sites and Alternate Care Facilities. View on YouTube
The Office of the Governor
MADISON—Gov. Tony Evers today announced a robust $1 billion statewide effort to support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, acquisition of needed supplies, emergency operations, and resources for local communities throughout Wisconsin.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — A NOAA Weather Radio is an essential part of a severe weather safety plan and every home, school, business, and public area should have one. This Wednesday, May 6 is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day in Wisconsin.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced additional community testing events in northwest Wisconsin. The State Emergency Operations Center, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Emergency Management, and Wisconsin National Guard are working with local health departments to create community testing events in places with a known lack of access to testing or where additional testing is needed because of high rates of COVID-19.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that the State Emergency Operations Center, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Emergency Management, and Wisconsin National Guard are working with local health departments to create community testing events in places with a known lack of access to testing or additional testing is needed because of high rates of COVID-19.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis - Dr. Darrell L. Williams, Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator, reaches out to Wisconsinites detailing his agency's efforts within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and resilience during COVID-19.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — With severe weather season underway in Wisconsin, it’s essential that people reevaluate their planning and anticipate the effects COVID-19 could have on where they take shelter. While it is important to practice good social distancing, ReadyWisconsin encourages everyone to make sure that doesn’t prevent them from seeking safety during a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — As the state has moved to a virtual response to COVID-19 along with the rest of the country, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) has adapted as well. Several staff members have transitioned out of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to work from the safety of their homes.

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