Gov. Evers Announces “Badger Bounce Back” Plan

Governor Tony Evers announced Monday the “Badger Bounce
Back” plan – which outlines criteria for the state to be able to reopen its
economy in phases, and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are
prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

A news release from the Governor’s office says the plan
is aimed to “decrease cases and deaths to a low level and increase capacity in
our healthcare system so the phased reopening of businesses is possible.”

Through the plan, the state will be working to increase
access to more testing for COVID-19 and expand lab capacity, expanding contact
tracing and “aggressively tracking the spread” of the virus. Officials also
plan to grow the state’s supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and
increase the capacity of the state’s healthcare system where “patients can be
treated without crisis care, and there are more robust testing programs in
place for at-risk healthcare workers.”

The governor’s office says they will be looking for a
decrease of “influenza-like illnesses and COVID-19 symptoms” reported within a
14-day period, and a decrease of “positive tests as a percent of total tests”
within a 14-day period as criteria as to when the state can slowly begin to
reopen its economy.

See full details of the Badger Bounce Back plan here.