COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers

GOP fights Evers new emergency mask order despite COVID rise in Wisconsin

With one week to go before the state’s current statewide mask order expires, Gov. Tony Evers issued a new order Tuesday, along with a...
Shawano County Courthouse

Shawano County courthouse closed due to COVID-19 outbreak but DA won’t go virtual

After a case of COVID-19 was confirmed among the county employees who work in the Shawano County Courthouse, the building was shut down until...
University of Wisconsin symbol on building

Parisi, Blank go back and forth on UW’s role in spreading COVID-19

Following a continued spike in Dane County COVID-19 cases, County Executive Joe Parisi on Sunday renewed his calls for UW-Madison to close dorms and...
An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Federal judge extends election deadlines, absentee ballots can be received until Nov. 9

A federal judge on Monday extended a number of Wisconsin’s election-related deadlines, including a six-day extension to the date by which mailed absentee ballots...

Pandemic historian to leaders: ‘Just tell the truth’ 

John Barry’s advice to officials responding to COVID-19 starts simple. “Just tell the truth,” said Barry, who wrote “The Great Influenza: The Story of the...
Wisconsin Badgers playing football in the snow

Covid spike or touchdown spike? Big Ten returns to the football field

Shortly after it was announced that the Big Ten conference had backtracked and the University of Wisconsin-Madison would be playing football this year, the...
Ron Johnson with his mouth open in a yell

Ron Johnson quarantined for COVID exposure, skips Trump rally

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office announced on Thursday that Johnson will be under quarantine until Sept. 29 after being exposed to someone infected with...
Gov. Tony Evers

Evers ‘looking at every possible avenue’ to extend mask requirement

With just two weeks until the statewide mask order to curb the spread of COVID-19 expires, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday his administration is...
University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 2 2013. The Badgers won 28-9.

Big Ten football, pandemic and politics collide as UW’s Blank testifies before Congress

Update: The Big 10 announced Wednesday morning that the football season will resume Oct. 23-24, with stringent medical protocols in place. University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor...
A Postal Service mail truck is parked on a street in Denver Sept. 14, 2020. (Quentin Young/Colorado Newsline)

Bush administration ethics lawyer slams hiring of DeJoy as postmaster

WASHINGTON — A top ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Monday decried Louis DeJoy’s appointment to postmaster general and called for a...

The Wisconsin Examiner is tracking daily developments in the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, with data from the state Department of Health Services (DHS).

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