The growing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is changing quickly in Wisconsin, with new closings and case numbers to keep track of. Here's a look at our latest coverage.
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The fight against COVID-19 has affected all corners of Wisconsin. Here's a look at how it's affecting our lives, in photos.
The $2.2 trillion coronavirus federal relief packaged provides $25 billion in grants and loans to passenger airlines, while they are sticking closely to policies that deny refunds if passengers seek to bail on a flight first.
Thousands of small businesses across Wisconsin are struggling and face an uncertain future. But some have seen an uptick in sales when compared to spring 2019.
FluGen's coronavirus immunization candidate, CoroFlu, is one of roughly 100 or more competitors in a global race to produce a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19.
"All I see is a bunch of cross contamination," one guard said.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday said it would take up a controversial case that could result in the suspension of Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order, implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The state has now recorded 327 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 7,300 positive cases.
The timeline for resuming jury trials in Dane County and elsewhere remains uncertain while a statewide task force devises guidelines for safely resuming in-person court proceedings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman said the department handled about 25,000 total weekly claims before COVID-19, but at the end of last week the department had reached about 340,000 claims over a six-week span
The call for the plan's passage comes as the state saw the largest increase yet of new COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Tony Evers described the cut as a first step to begin addressing anticipated shortfalls in state revenue brought on by an economic recession and the administration’s efforts to reduce transmission of COVID-19 by closing nonessential businesses.
UW-Madison is ordering most of its employees to take varying amounts of unpaid time off over the next six months and university leaders will take a 15% pay cut over that same time as COVID-19 costs grow and the campus remains mostly closed.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday swiftly rejected an attempt by employee unions to help defend Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order in court.
The 24-hour hotline also fielded more calls in the days after the president suggested that injecting disinfectant could help treat COVID-19.
Support for the policy was running 7 to 1 on Costco's Facebook page.
State officials announced Thursday the acquisition of 230,000 N95 respirator masks to add to Wisconsin’s stock of personal protective equipment, as well as new technology to decontaminate and extend the lifespan of used masks.
Most COVID-19 viruses sequenced from Dane County patients appear to come from Europe, while Milwaukee-area samples stem from Asia, according to preliminary genetic sequencing data by UW-Madison researchers.
A local food bank will buy dairy, meat and produce from Dane County farmers struggling with the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. That food will stock pantries for residents who are also facing financial hardships.
A Cashton restaurant and bar is leading a class action lawsuit against Society Insurance over its denial of business interruption claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
An emergency rule from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Affairs prohibits landlords from charging late fees for 90 days after the end of the public health emergency, which is set to expire May 26.
Madison hospitals, which started accepting donations of homemade masks early this month after largely discouraging them last month, are now asking for more.
The Fete de Marquette neighborhood festival scheduled for July 9-12 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Willy Street Co-op announced Wednesday.
UW-Madison will announce their fall semester plans by the end of July. The three plans under discussion include face-to-face classes, all online classes or a mix of both.
Interim Superintendent Jane Belmore said the district has had many reach out asking if some sort of in-person ceremony could still be held, but she said it would be too risky during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Developers are seeking to push forward several big projects as the city of Madison review process, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, cranks back up.
Health officials continue to caution they can't prove they got the virus from participating in the election.
The state's isolation centers are expected to remain open for the time being, especially as Wisconsin's "safer at home" order is relaxed and more businesses are permitted to reopen.
Before COVID-19, about 3,200 to 3,300 people a day would board 50 or so planes at the Dane County Regional Airport. Now, only 60 to 100 passengers board about a dozen planes each day.
The new order goes into effect Wednesday and allows all businesses in the state to provide curbside drop-off of goods.
St. Louis-based SSM Health, which owns St. Mary’s Hospital and Dean Medical Group in Madison, is putting 2,000 employees on furloughs expected to last 13 weeks across the four states in which it operates, the organization said Monday.
“If the drivers get sick, there will be no transit. We’re doing as best as we can to protect them."
What do you do when your bylaws require an annual member meeting but a pandemic requires people to keep their distance?
The craft beer event annually draws thousands to Olin Park in Madison.
With people around the world confined to their homes for more than a month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fitness equipment is in high demand, though not all companies are able to respond.
For small bait shops the COVID-19 pandemic adds another obstacle as they try to lure in customers during the "safer at home" order, while fishing guides in the state are dry-docked until May 26.
Madison restaurant owners report varying degrees of success in securing federal loans designed to help small businesses amid the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Legislation passed Thursday will inject another $310 billion into the small business Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of money last week.
Even if rules are tightened once the outbreak dies down, some expansion of telehealth appears here to stay, medical experts say.
Research by the James Beard Foundation shows that four in five independent restaurants don’t think they can survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials worry that spousal and child abuse could spike with so many people being urged to stay at home.
Two weeks after the first Madison-area donor contributed plasma to treat COVID-19 patients at UW Hospital, 14 patients have been treated, with some showing significant improvement, a doctor said Friday.
The study, released Friday by doctors in Milwaukee and Florida and a mathematician in Alabama, has been submitted for publication in a scientific journal but not published yet, meaning it hasn't undergone peer review.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Madison and Dane County recommend that all individuals wear a face covering when going out away from their home.
The state Supreme Court said Friday it will not take up the ACLU of Wisconsin's lawsuit seeking release of more state prison inmates to stem the spread of COVID-19.
In a five-minute update to the Athletic Board, Barry Alvarez said UW athletics administrators are working on projections for how the pandemic will impact next year's budget amid an uncertain landscape for college sports.
Students are rebuilding UW-Madison's campus on the Minecraft video game, constructing landmarks such as Agricultural Hall and Memorial Library.
Republicans have done little to discourage the gathering at the Capitol, and have begun outlining a plan to allow Wisconsinites to return to work.
Madison hospitals, which have postponed nonurgent procedures and surgeries since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Thursday they are “slowly resuming” such procedures as coronavirus activity has leveled off.
Contact tracing, a little-known but routine function of public health agencies, helps curb outbreaks of measles, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and other infections.
Shuttering schools, the Alliant Energy Center, Monona Terrace, the county courthouse and other publicly owned public spaces has not put government employees out of work.
State health officials said 19 voters and poll workers in April’s spring election tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus afterward, but caution they can’t say for certain whether election exposure was the cause.
The planned rally Friday is the latest in a string of events in Wisconsin and across the country, organized and promoted by opponents of orders designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
More than 40% of respondents said they could not report specific impacts at the time of the survey, meaning the financial impact could be much greater.
The GOP-controlled state Legislature asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday to suspend Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order after mounting Republican outcry that the administration had gone too far.
Officials hope to have more information on seven cases in Milwaukee linked to the election by the end of the week.
Madison-based Exact Sciences on Tuesday announced pay cuts, furloughs and staff reductions to address a large decrease in demand for the company's cancer screening services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WIAA Board of Control met via videoconferencing and discussed its options for the spring sports season amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
UnityPoint Health, which owns Meriter Hospital in Madison, on Tuesday announced a temporary reduction in hours for some employees, limited furloughs and salary reductions for executives stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facing pressure from Republicans to loosen restrictions on businesses meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tony Evers on Monday said criteria for such a move includes more testing, expanded contact tracing, more protective equipment and a two-week decline in state cases.
One Madison-area dog adoption service sold 17 puppies in a single day earlier this month, an inventory that would have taken two to three weeks pre-pandemic.
"'Safer at home' is an apt description for the way many more pregnant people are feeling right now," said one local midwife.
The playbook for what to expect when you're expecting has changed dramatically for women who are pregnant during a pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic will mean a less eventful spring and summer, with local community organizations paying the price as food stands, craft fairs and other staples are canceled along with the festivals.
Despite problems with in-person and absentee voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, there's little indication lawmakers will seek an overhaul of the voting system.
Chancellors of UW campuses, where the bulk of the System's 39,000 employees work, will make their own decisions on furloughing employees.
Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, told Fox 6 News that Republicans plan to challenge Tony Evers' stay-at-home order before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
In weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has slashed vehicle and bus trips, emptied parking garages, and forced changes from the timing of traffic lights to blocking streets and widening paths so pedestrians and bicyclists can practice social distancing.
Conditions are the worst the dairy industry has seen, comparable to the Great Depression.
"Community gardens are important, but like many other things, they will be more difficult this year," Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said in issuing new guidelines for city plots earlier this week.
It’s unclear where that help will come from after the Small Business Administration announced Thursday that all of the $349 billion authorized by Congress last month is spoken for, and the agency is no longer accepting applications.
The new order goes into effect on April 24 and closes public and private school buildings through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, while easing some restrictions on businesses like golf courses, craft stores and libraries.
A state committee drafting guidelines on who should get ventilators if supply is scarce delayed action Thursday, in part because the need has become less urgent as COVID-19 activity appears to have leveled off.
The UW System will receive $47 million from Congress to help stay solvent — a little more than a quarter of the financial loss officials project for this semester alone.
While applauded as a good first step, Democratic members, as well as public safety and health officials, have criticized the bill for not allocating more state funding to respond to the pandemic.
The second song pays tribute to health care workers and others who are vital to society during the pandemic.
Eight prisoners at Oshkosh Correctional Institution and two prisoners at Columbia Correctional Institution have tested positive for the new coronavirus.
“We’re not at the surge that’s straining our health care system capacity, but we’re also not at such a small level that we’re safe from having an expanded epidemic,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, a medical officer for the state Department of Health Services.
The legislative package will waive the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits until February 2021.
Kwik Trip is paying its hourly workers $2 more per hour during the pandemic, bringing starting hourly pay above $15 in the Madison area.
State residents will have through 7 p.m. Thursday to respond to 55 advisory questions, including whether to extend the traditional 9-day firearm deer hunting season by 10 days or move it up a week.
Two COVID-19 patients at UW Hospital were treated Sunday with antibodies from at least one local donor who recovered from the disease, the fir…
The bill would suspend the one-week waiting period for people to receive unemployment benefits. It would be waived for anyone who applied between March 12 and Feb. 7, 2021.
The city is exploring several ways of giving path users more elbow room during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.
Restaurant owners and community members are reaching out to support health care workers as both groups come under immense challenges in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
The petition also demands "fairness and transparency" from UnityPoint Health-Meriter regarding a shortage of personal protective equipment.
Services like physical therapy are disrupted, comforting daily routines upended and skills might need to be relearned as the statewide school closure takes a toll on families with children who have disabilities.
Dr. Nasia Safdar helps lead UW Health’s response to COVID-19 and assists in explaining the pandemic to the media and the public.
The nursing home at Oakwood Village’s University Woods campus on Madison’s West Side has “not experienced further spread” of COVID-19 since confirming Monday that four residents and seven workers had infections, Oakwood spokesman Keith VanLanduyt said Thursday.
In closing 40 state parks and recreation areas, Gov. Tony Evers cited "unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve."
The City Council Executive Committee on Thursday began to shape a more engaged role in reacting to emergencies and recovering from the new coronavirus health and economic crisis, and prioritized the restarting more committees amid barriers of staffing, technology and training.
Madison, a city of some 260,000, managed to keep open 66 of its normal 92 polling sites, while Milwaukee, Wisconsin's largest city with almost 600,000 residents, could maintain just five.
"I think the majority of the residents understand the severity of things," said Danielle Sigler.
The announcement is among the latest indications that suggest thousands in Wisconsin might have been denied the right to vote.
Also on Wednesday, officials with the state Assembly tested their ability to hold a session amid the COVID-19 outbreak, signaling that both chambers are moving closer to taking up sessions related to the respiratory disease.
Students wary of coming into contact with COVID-19 at the dining hall can instead dispatch a robot to deliver food to their dorm.
As social distancing progressed into an official order to stay in our homes, Madison has started to look more like an empty shell rather than …
Possible challenges to the election results threaten to further undermine the perceived integrity of Tuesday's election.
Using a technique more than a century old, doctors plan to transfuse antibodies from the plasma of people who fought off the new coronavirus into patients struggling with serious complications.
Most voting locations saw few lines and smooth operations. But other places, notably Milwaukee, experienced significant delays, chaos and conditions that made it impossible for some voters to cast a ballot.
The university worked through the weekend to ready a residence hall for UW Health and UnityPoint Health-Meriter employees.
Two weeks after Madison hospitals largely discouraged donations of homemade masks, they’re accepting them, but not for use by health care workers.
All four of the city's polling sites were moved to the gymnasium at Kromrey Middle School.
Lawsuits could be filed within the coming weeks against states that Democrats argue haven't taken adequate steps to protect voters and poll workers during the outbreak.
The 4-2 decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court — issued hours after Evers ordered the election be put on hold until June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — found the governor wasn’t authorized to change the date of the election on his own to stem a pandemic that has so far killed 77 people in the state.
Four residents and seven workers at Oakwood Village’s nursing home on Madison’s West Side have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first known cluster of cases at a nursing home in Dane County.
Madison Community Development Director Jim O'Keefe said he didn't know if the manager at one hotel for symptomatic homeless had alerted other guests to the population's presence.
The day before a controversial spring election amid a global health crisis, some Wisconsin voters say they still haven’t received the absentee ballots they requested some two weeks ago.
Testing capacity for COVID-19 is expanding in Wisconsin, though health officials say most people with mild or no symptoms generally still shouldn’t get tested.
More free meal sites are opening in Madison to help families who rely on school lunches for their children and elderly people who may be scared to get groceries.
City finance director David Schmiedicke said the economic damage will be "much worse" than initially thought, but Madison is in good shape to respond.
With the school year disrupted by COVID-19, the School Board is considering reducing the number of credits for seniors in the class of 2020 to graduate from a district threshold of 22 to the state minimum of 15.
Wisconsin's economic shutdown could decimate sales tax collections, the second-largest source of revenue for most counties.
Over the past week, the state election — scheduled to take place Tuesday — has garnered national attention as state officials struggle to determine whether it should move forward as planned.
A Ventilator Allocation Advisory Workgroup plans to send recommendations this week to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee, to help doctors and hospitals choose which patients get ventilators if supply is scarce.
It's safe to pick up a newspaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Wisconsin State Journal staffers are still working — cautiously — to deliver vital information.
The city is implementing a number of precautions at polling locations for Tuesday's election amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The election, which has gained nationwide attention, is almost certainly guaranteed to be unlike anything Wisconsinites have seen in their lifetimes.
Reported deaths related to the respiratory illness have reached 56 in Wisconsin as the state is granted a federal disaster declaration.
"We continue to support what Governor Evers has supported for weeks: the election should continue as planned on Tuesday," Republican leaders said Friday.
Nurse says it's emotionally difficult caring for patients who become very ill rapidly and aren’t allowed to have visitors. “When you get sick, you are alone,” she said.
For workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk isn’t theoretical. Despite wearing protective gear, and taking other precautions, they’re inches away from patients emitting a new virus that has killed more than 55,000 people.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections believes the inmate was exposed to the virus while on a trip outside of the prison.
Faith institutions everywhere are quickly establishing new routines and practices, many of them involving online services and “virtual” gatherings, all prompted by social distancing restrictions and other rules put in place to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin’s dairy industry is calling for federal help as farmers have begun dumping milk because of falling demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Symptom-free in recent days, COVID-19 survivor Amy Shircel shared her story on social media, and it has been shared more than 113,000 times.
Madison-area religious centers and their leaders have been following social distancing recommendations since Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 12.
The biggest change: The deadline for filing absentee ballots is now April 13, nearly a week after the election, and you have until 5 p.m. Friday to request a ballot.
Work on CoroFlu, including testing in laboratory animal models at UW-Madison, is expected to take three to six months. Bharat Biotech, based in Hyderabad, India, will then scale up production for safety and efficacy testing in humans.
Representatives of the local emergency food system, including food banks and pantries reporting up to 100% increases in demand in the past two weeks, said Thursday the system is preparing to continue to meet high needs during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
State health officials say a lack of exponential growth in COVID-19 cases suggests that efforts to mitigate the respiratory disease's spread appear to be working.
The Fitchburg-based company announced Wednesday that one of its master mixes is approved under an FDA Emergency Use Authorization as an amplifier for the CDC-developed test.
The convention was originally scheduled for mid-July.
Homemade masks might help keep people who feel well but are infected with the new coronavirus from spreading it to others, though there is not widespread proof of that.
U.S. District Judge William Conley said he will rule “as soon as possible” after hearing arguments Wednesday on three lawsuits asking him to postpone Wisconsin’s April 7 election or make it easier to cast ballots, due to the public health threat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The early end to the Badgers men's basketball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic cost UW millions of dollars in lost revenue.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said it's "hard to envision" a normal convention July 13-16 in Milwaukee.
April rent is due Wednesday for almost 1.6 million Wisconsin households, and many are struggling with lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UW Hospital has joined the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, which plans to study the use of antibodies from people who have recovered from the viral respiratory disease to treat patients newly infected with it.
Two other deputies were said to have tested positive Monday, while five results have come back negative and two are still pending.
UW wide receiver Jack Dunn and graduate assistant Bob Dunn are assisting families in need with a campaign to raise funds for home-delivered meals.
A UW School of Medicine and Public Health fund plans to award $1.5 million in grants for projects that help lessen the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin.
“It’s still not the same as being in the room with someone, but it’s pretty close,” said Dr. Ned Kalin, chair of UW Health’s Department of Psychiatry.
A 60-year-old Madison biochemist who sings for a classic rock band just hit the big time with a viral COVID-19 video.
The moment, featured in the show's "And Now This" segment, shows County Executive Joe Parisi and a Dane County sign language interpreter experiencing an awkward miscommunication at a press conference.
The state logged more than 115,000 initial unemployment claims last week as measures aimed at stemming the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses.
Exact Sciences spokesman Scott Larrivee said the company is "unable to move ahead" with the job offers in light of the pandemic's impact on business.
An emergency order by Gov. Tony Evers to simplify license renewals for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, encourage retired workers to return to the job and expand the practice of some workers could ease the burden on the health care system, worker groups say.
The Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network has been completing about 1,500 to 2,000 tests for the coronavirus per day and expects to be able to double the capacity in the short-term and continue to expand.
The State Journal is keeping a running tab on volunteer opportunities for those who are healthy and able to help uplift the community during this trying time.
The City Council will hold its first ever "virtual" meeting Tuesday, with big agenda items concerning U.S. Air Force F-35 jets at Truax Field, an Amazon distribution center on the East Side, permits for Air BnB operators, and sending police to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention.
As of Monday, more than 10% of Wisconsin's school districts had asked the state education agency to forgo the requirement, including Barneveld, Edgerton and Mount Horeb.
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The Dane County Farmers' Market has been adapted for life during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
After a lack of legislative action last week from the GOP-led Legislature, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said his administration plans to purchase 10,000 ventilators and 1 million protective face masks to assist with the state’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
"We are literally reinventing a college in a matter of days and building systems in a matter of hours," the college's provost said.
State and politics reporter Mitchell Schmidt discusses the staggering number of unemployment claims filed during the COVID-19 pandemic and state lawmakers’ plans to deal with them.
The arts community is finding creative ways to stay engaged with audiences and generate income.
The school district plans to begin shipping devices Wednesday so all students have them by the end of next week.
The motions failed Sunday following split votes between the commission's Republican and Democratic members.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported no new deaths relating to COVID-19 Sunday, keeping the death total at 13, while confirmed cases rose to 1,112.
In a mobilization reminiscent of World War II, when factories worked around the clock to address military needs, Wisconsin businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nathan Ng was already in self-quarantine after returning from a spring break trip when UW-Madison told other students to do the same.
The novel coronavirus has introduced a wildcard to a Supreme Court race.
The success of school referendums in Wisconsin has tended to track with the economy, falling in recessions and rising when the economy rebounds.
Hotels and attractions are closed, seasonal homeowners are told to stay away from the Northwoods and the losses to the state's tourism industry could be in the billions of dollars.
While travel-related businesses have been grappling with a flood of cancellations this spring, many are still holding out hope for summer and fall.
As bars and concert venues have closed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and social distancing has been widely adopted, local musicians have been unable to do what they do best — bring people together.
Madison Teachers Inc. is calling on the Madison School District to reconsider an expectation that teachers with children secure child care — either inside or outside of home — during the hours they work at home.
Rather than issue an emergency order to mail absentee ballots to every registered voter in the state, Gov. Tony Evers said "the Legislature is the best place to make that happen."
COVID-19 has claimed only 11 lives so far, but in a state where roughly 52,700 people die each year of all causes, funerals are a daily reality. Yet a series of ever-stricter rules imposed over the past two weeks have changed virtually every facet of life in Wisconsin, including the rituals of mourning.
With more COVID-19 patients being treated at Madison hospitals , doctors are using the malaria drug chloroquine on some patients and considering an experimental drug and plasma from recovered patients.
Sales are not enough to make up for business lost since the state ordered the closure of all in-house dining to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"If you have traveled for spring break, whether or not you have symptoms, it is imperative that you observe a 14-day self-quarantine," University Health Services told students.
Two other inmates were positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, so all eight who had fevers are being isolated.
The move leaves some 200 Milio's Sandwiches employees at 20 company-owned stores in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota wondering when they'll get paid for hours they've already worked.
The DNR recommends maintain a distance of at least three 24-inch walleyes — or 6 feet — away from other people during the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County announced recipients of its COVID-19 relief grants on Friday, and the United Way of Dane County opened applications for its relief grants.
We want to hear from from health care employees across the state as they work to heal and protect Wisconsin residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contracts, venues, qualifiers and hotels are among the many aspects still to be resolved in the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021.
Local grocery stores are installing plexiglass barriers to separate cashiers from customers, putting down floor markings to remind people to maintain the proper social distance and, of course, sanitizing like never before.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic gripping the country is changing just about every facet of life — many, many of them more important than beer.
The lawsuit challenges the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Deputies are being vigilant in identifying anyone displaying symptoms and alerting medical staff immediately," the Sheriff's Office said.
The city, Dane County and partners are preparing Warner Park to accommodate up to 125 homeless men and expect to have the facility, which had been due to the new coronavirus, ready for guests by the end of the month, officials said Thursday afternoon.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Wisconsin on Thursday was $1.71 — with some stations at 99 cents a gallon — as demand for fuel is dropping during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The committee hopes to stay on schedule by having virtual interviews instead of in-person.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said the policies, effective immediately, will stay in place until 60 days after public health officials and Gov. Tony Evers put an end to their emergency actions already in place to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus.
Student can choose to skip letter grades for most courses, one of several recently announced measures to offer flexibility during the pandemic.
There is help for absentee voters who need witnesses to sign absentee certificate envelopes.
Golf course owners and patrons around the state are asking Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to reconsider golf courses being included in the closures caused by his “Safer at Home” order.
The Wisconsin Nursing Board took steps during an emergency meeting Wednesday to soon add more nurses to hospitals' ranks.
But virtual visits and signs made by day care children are helping at Fitchburg-based Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care.
The number of vehicles on the Beltline last week was about one-third lower than it was just two weeks earlier, according to preliminary numbers provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The decision to hold in-person voting on April 7 has drawn some criticism over concerns that doing so in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak could put people at risk of infection.
Sewer officials have long cautioned that the only things that should be flushed are human waste and toilet paper.
Amid a nationwide shortage of medical equipment, volunteers are stepping up to fill the gap, even though health care providers have cautioned against using homemade protective gear.
With older adults at greatest risk for COVID-19 complications and prone to isolation from social distancing, meal programs and home health services are still being offered in the Madison area — with precautions.
The Department of Public Instruction said Wednesday the closure of schools means "there will be no further state assessments this year."
The recommendation, which County Clerk Scott McDonell says is legal, comes as some older voters have complained they aren't able to upload their photo IDs electronically.
The state's declared public health emergency authorizes DATCP to enforce Wisconsin’s price-gouging law.
The DOC employee has been directed to quarantine for 14 days, and the site where he or she worked has gone through a deep cleaning.