MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN SENSENBRENNER
While the situation surrounding coronavirus is evolving, I want to provide an update on my office.
My offices in both Washington, DC and Brookfield, WI are open. Based on recommendations from the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Attending Physician, we have cut our staffing levels and asked staff to work from home. In addition, the Sergeant-at-Arms has closed the Capitol building, and access to the House Office Buildings is limited. However, we will continue to address all constituent concerns and will answer your phone calls and emails. While we have postponed all in-office meetings, my staff is available to assist with urgent matters that might arise. Those who have questions, concerns or require assistance with a federal agency or program, are asked to call my District Office at 262-784-1111.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unusual waters.
Constituents looking for more information on the coronavirus should consider these sources for more information:
- Regularly check for updates from the CDC
- Have questions? Contact the CDC Hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO
- CDC: Preventing the COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
- CDC: Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs
- CDC: Guidance for Students Participating in Study Abroad Programs
- CDC: Guidance for Higher Risk Populations
- Monitor the Wisconsin Department of Health page on coronavirus
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Outbreaks in Wisconsin
- Medicare: Information for Telehealth Services
- Social Security: Social Security & Coronavirus
State Department Travel Information
- If you are overseas and in need of emergency assistance contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- If you are concerned about a loved one overseas, please call:
- From Overseas: +1 202-501-4444
Resources for Affected Workers and Small Businesses
- SBA: Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
- Guidance from the Small Business Adminstration for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
- SBA: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
- Please contact the Wisconsin Small Business Administration office if you have questions or concerns at 414-297-3941
If you receive calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, tax, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, please do not respond. These are scams. Please contact the FBI at www.ic3.gov so that the scammers can be tracked and stopped.
County Health Departments
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
A: This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.
A: Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.