The Health & Economy Dashboard is compiled by the MMAC using a combination of metrics from state public health experts and other organizations. It provides a guide for conditions that would inform a safe re-opening of the economy.

Metrics are based on the current environment and could change over time. These guiding conditions can be weighed alongside other economic and societal considerations.


What is SE HERC?

In 2014, Wisconsin established seven healthcare emergency readiness coalition regions (HERC) to coordinate how public health, healthcare institutions, and first responder agencies will manage their efforts to enact a uniform and unified response to an emergency, like the current pandemic.

SE HERC includes Kenosha, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha and Walworth counties.


Hover cursor over each graph to view the daily data points.

Updated every Wednesday.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to federally mandated changes to data reporting, there was an interruption to WHA’s ability to report specific COVID-19 metrics. All data reported after July 30 and forward is accurately meeting reporting requirements.


R represents the effective reproduction rate of the virus. It estimates how many secondary infections are likely to occur from a single infection in a specific area. Values over 1.0 mean we should expect more cases in that area, values under 1.0 mean we should expect fewer.


Goal: Downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period.

New Positive COVID-19 Cases
(State/SE HERC)
% Positive COVID-19 Cases
(State/SE HERC)
Testing results for last 10 days in SE Wisconsin counties

PPE Products

Goal: Adequate PPE available for health care personnel.

Wisconsin hospitals (133) with 7 days less of PPE
SE HERC hospitals (29) with 7 days or less of PPE


Goal: Every Wisconsin resident with COVID-19 symptoms has access to a lab test (85,000/wk).

Wisconsin Laboratory Testing Capacity


Goal: Expedient and safe restart of the Wisconsin economy.

Wisconsin Unemployment Filings

Source: WI Dept. of Workforce Development

Total Wisconsin Employment from March 14 – August 16 in:
2019 = 96,552
2020 = 855,982

U.S. Weekly Economic Index

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Weekly Economic Index (WEI) is a compilation of 10 daily/weekly indicators covering consumer behavior, the labor market, and production. WEI is scaled to expected four-quarter GDP growth.