Badger Bounce Back Plan

BADGER BOUNCE BACK DASHBOARD: See our progress toward reopening the state. 

The "Badger Bounce Back" plan outlines criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it's safe to do so.

The Badger Bounce Back is informed in part by President Trump's guidelines for Opening Up America Again , a three-phased approach to reopen the economy, get people back to work and continue to protect lives. Currently, Wisconsin does not meet the criteria the White House established to start reopening our state. The Badger Bounce Back plan takes important steps to get the state of Wisconsin there.

The goal of the Badger Bounce Back plan is to decrease cases and deaths to a low level, and increase capacity in our healthcare system so the phased reopening of businesses is possible. As part of that plan the state will be working to increase access to more testing and expand lab capacity. Under the Badger Bounce Back plan, everyone who needs a test should get a test. The state is setting a goal of 85,000 tests per week, averaging about 12,000 tests per day. 

Safer at Home remains in effect. The Badger Bounce Back Plan does not modify, alter or supersede the Safer at Home order. However, orders instituting phases of the Badger Bounce Back Plan may be issued prior to the expiration of the Safer at Home order, if appropriate under the criteria stated in the plan.


To dial down Safer at Home and supercharge the Badger Bounce Back, we need to:

  • Reduce the number of cases and symptoms reported
  • Decrease the number of infected healthcare workers
  • Increase lab capacity and testing
  • Increase contact tracing
  • Track the spread of COVID-19
  • Increase health care capacity
  • Procure more personal protective equipment


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