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“... I am very, very impressed with the way FJI has responded to this crisis. Your communication with members and your proactive approach to facing the issues and problems in the community has been nothing less than outstanding. You all rose to the occasion, and it makes me proud to say that I used to work for the organization. Keep up the great work. You are making a difference.”

  - Jim Lyke, Lamar Advertising Company of Madison-Rockford

LATEST NEWS & RESOURCES (December 8, 2020)

Testing Tracker

Free Covid-19 testing is available at Blackhawk Technical College on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 11 AM - 7 PM. 

At-Home COVID Testing overview 

Not sure where to get tested?  Click here to view the WI Department of Health Services’ statewide community testing site map.

Wisconsin's COVID-19 testing sites at risk as federal funding deadline approaches

Main Street Wisconsin: Shop Local 

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has launched the Main Street Wisconsin website, which makes it easy to shop locally during the holiday season.  We encourage all retail businesses to register…it will help consumers across the state find you!

WHAT WE’RE READING (December 8, 2020)

If you read nothing else in this email, read this: A guide to 2021’s slow walk to normalcy

DHS: All Regions of Wisconsin Will Get Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Related: Wisconsin expects first batch of COVID-19 vaccines soon, general public may not see it until mid-2021

Trump Covid vaccine czar says U.S. should be able to immunize nearly a third of population by end of February

Trump to sign ‘America First’ executive order on Covid-19 vaccines

CDC’s new Covid quarantine guidance criticized for addressing the wrong problem

Students failing more often during coronavirus virtual learning: study

‘New pressures’ prompt rise in work-related burnout, survey finds


Lodging facilities receive state grants to combat COVID-19 losses

Rock County health department supports new COVID-19 guidance on quarantining


Survey of Dane County businesses shows grim outlook should COVID-19 regulations remain

Some businesses to get COVID-19 relief money, others won't see a dime

Hospitalizations decline statewide; doctors say too soon to know full Thanksgiving impact

Wisconsin has Seen More Car Crash Deaths During the Pandemic — Even with Less Driving

Wisconsin Senate not coming back this month for virus relief

DWD Head: Agency Working To Ensure Unemployment Insurance Backlog 'Never Happens Again'

Wisconsin restaurants that follow federal, state and local guidelines highlighted in 'Ready to Serve Safely' campaign


Pelosi bullish on COVID-19 relief: 'We cannot leave without it'

Trump says he will back coronavirus relief if Congress can reach deal


Gripped by surging pandemic, US employers cut back on hiring

U.S. Jobless Claims Remain High at 712,000 as Virus Escalates

Shoppers Spent Less Over Black Friday Weekend (Wall Street Journal subscription required)