Linda Wickstrom, a member of Elmbrook Rotary Club, is the Public Information Officer for the Waukesha County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). She offers the following report:
 
"We are living in a time that none of us could have anticipated. And though our public health professionals in Waukesha County have been tracking the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for months, its far-reaching impact is unprecedented. I can assure you that Waukesha County has mounted an organized, proactive, coordinated response to this pandemic. 
 
"As of March 18, the Waukesha County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) fully activated to its highest level. I was deployed as Public Information Officer, a role that I’ve been training for through Homeland Security and FEMA for three years. The EOC is the County’s coordinated center of emergency management for Waukesha County municipalities, hospitals, EMS, law enforcement, and other agencies to actively work together to share resources and make decisions quickly as this situation develops. 
 
"While almost all of the County’s non-essential employees are working virtually, we remain open for business, though how services are provided has changed to ensure the safety of residents and employees.  
 
"There are a couple ways you can stay well informed about the County’s response:
"Feel free to contact me anytime with questions, rumors, ideas, concerns: lwickstrom@waukeshacounty.gov
 
"Thank you for following the guidelines to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay at home when you can. Stay safe. Slow the spread. Flatten the curve."