COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Menominee Nation

Living through the pandemic in a news desert

If a person is infected in the forest, and no one is there to report it, were they infected at all?  The answer is yes,...
A surgical mask and an N95 mask hang on display for sale at a pharmacy. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Battle lines harden over governor’s new health emergency, mask order

On the day before Gov. Tony Evers’ mandatory mask rule takes effect, reaction swiftly hardened Friday along predictable lines. More Republicans lined up to condemn...

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they...
Gov. Tony Evers

Evers declares new health emergency, mandates masks statewide

With COVID-19 infections steadily rising by as much as a thousand detected cases per day, Gov. Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency...
Mr. Dargatz's kindergarten class on the Timber Wolf Trail (photo courtesy of Peter Dargatz)

Outdoor classrooms could help solve the school reopening dilemma 

To re-open or not to re-open? The great back-to-school debate currently taking place in communities all across the country pits public health against education. It’s...
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Will pandemic school be a trade-off between safety and equity?

What are the choices that confront parents, school districts and communities this fall, as the first day of the school year draws near and...
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Frostman: DWD is working to get SSDI claims in motion

Wisconsin workers who also collect federal disability payments and have lost work hours because of COVID-19 should start applying for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance...
Sen. Chris Larson with mask

Sen. Larson launches petition drive for state mask mandate

A Milwaukee state senator’s petition for a statewide mask mandate has garnered  more than 8,000 signatures — and a torrent of abuse on social...

Guard continues COVID-19 test assistance; federal support in limbo

While the Wisconsin National Guard continues to aid with testing state residents for the virus responsible for COVID-19, officials in Wisconsin and other states...

U.S. okays special unemployment pay for disability recipients

After weeks of waiting and being told no, laid-off Wisconsin workers who also collect federal disability payments got some better news on Monday: They,...

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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