Safely Returning to Work

Senate Back on Capitol Hill

Remote HSGAC Meeting

The Senate returned to Washington this week and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a remote roundtable on COVID-19.

Members heard from doctors at UW-Madison, Stanford Universtiy and Johns Hopkins University about how new information about COVID-19 should inform policy.

You can watch the remote hearing and read the testimony here.

Here is Spectrum News 1 story about UW-Madison doctor's testimony.

Avik Roy tweeted about his hearing testimony.

Safely Reopening Wisconsin Businesses

Sen. Johnson interview with Fox 11

I spoke with Green Bay's Fox 11 about reopening Wisconsin's economy. We will have to be innovative and figure out new ways to practice social distancing, but there are smart ways to reopen more Wisconsin businesses.

I would start with our healthcare system, then really take a look at businesses that are shut down that can maintain social distancing and operate safely.

Watch the story here.

Questions for USPS

Post OfficeI sent a letter to the Postmaster General to get clarity on the financial situation of USPS.

Despite recent media reports suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically hurt USPS, the revenue data provided to my staff for the first five weeks of the crisis shows a different story. From March 16, 2020, through April 19, 2020, revenues for USPS were down 5.86 percent compared with similar dates last year. That was a far cry from the 30 percent that USPS had been publicly projecting.

Read the letter here.

Taiwan Donates Masks to Wisconsin


Many thanks to Taiwan for donating 100,000 surgical masks to Wisconsin's first responders. We appreciate Taiwan's humanitarian efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and their help in shoring up supplies of PPE.

Read more here.

Wisconsinites Doing Good

Milwaukee area manufacturers team up to create MaskForce and a new reusable mask.

Kimberly daycare hires back workers and provides daycare to healthcare workers thanks to PPP loan.

Social Media Highlights

National Nurses Day Tweet

VA releases COVID patient after 50 days