WATCH LIVE at 1:30: Gov. Evers, DHS discuss updates to coronavirus status in Wisconsin April 6

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FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration is moving ahead with plans to buy 10,000 ventilators and 1 million protective masks in the fight against the coronavirus. The effort comes after Evers’ administration had clashed with Republican lawmakers over whether he needed their permission to make such purchases. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

MADISON, Wis (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Tony Evers will be joined by Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases; and Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor.

The briefing comes after Wisconsin exceeded 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus over the weekend, as well as 68 coronavirus-related deaths.

Gov. Evers announced Saturday that Wisconsin has been granted a major disaster declaration for the entire state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration provides access to Public Assistance programs for all 72 Wisconsin counties and the state’s federally recognized tribes.

This briefing will be aired live via Youtube, and will not have a recording after the event. The live update is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

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