Coronavirus (COVID-19): In the News
Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan
IRS | March 17, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service disbursed approximately 90 million Economic Impact Payments. The first batch of payments were sent mostly by direct deposit. In the coming weeks, additional payments will be sent out by direct deposit and through the mail as a check or debit card.
Older Adults 65+ Eligible for the Vaccine starting Monday 1/25/21
Wisconsin Department of Health Services | January 19, 2021
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. There are approximately 700,000 Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose vaccines per week from the federal government. It will take time to vaccinate this population in Wisconsin…
Wisconsin Receiving First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine
Second Round of Economic Impact Payments
IRS | December 29, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department will begin delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments earlier this year.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two vaccines from pharmaceutical manufacturers, these vaccines are now being distributed to federal- and state-approved locations. For most people living in the U.S., states and territories will make the final decisions on who will get the vaccines and when. States are also working on their own specific vaccination plans.
You can check with Wisconsin Department for Health Services for the latest information regarding the vaccine.
While we enter the distribution phase of the vaccine, there’s no doubt scammers are scheming…
Congress has just passed another bill to help the people whose finances are taking a beating from the pandemic. The timing and details are still TBA, but scams are expected to be on the rise…
New App Launches in WI: COVID-19 Contact Tracing
State encourages residents to download or enable the app to help protect their communities
WI Exposure Notification is a new mobile app to assist in notifying contacts of people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. The voluntary app complements the state’s and partner agencies’ efforts in contact tracing by letting Wisconsinites know faster if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, allowing them to take steps to keep themselves and those around them safe.