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Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center elevates COVID-19 response to ‘Level 1’

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Officials inside the State Emergency Operations Center. Photo: Department of Military Affairs

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's State Emergency Operations Center has elevated its response to a Level 1 Monday because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will now house all state agencies together to help them better coordinate their response to the coronavirus.

Taking that action is referred to as a "Level 1 response." This is the first time the SEOC has elevated to Level 1 in response to a health-related incident, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management, which oversees the SEOC.

WEM is a division of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.

Level 1 is the highest possible response level for the SEOC.

JT Cestkowski

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