COVID-19 in Wisconsin

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State health agency offers schools support for COVID-19 testing when classes resume

Along with pop quizzes, math tests and English tests, Wisconsin schools will be equipped to give students another kind of test starting in the...
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The great mask conundrum

Recently Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel tweeted: “My local supermarket has (a) sign saying they ‘strongly encourage’ everyone to wear a mask. Do you...
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks at a news conference on the “Fire Fauci Act” on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The bill, drafted by Rep. Greene, states that Dr. Anthony Fauci be removed from his position for allegedly deceiving the American people. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary be stripped

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci,...
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Assembly Republicans vote to cut federal unemployment pay

Over two days this week, from the meeting room of the Legislature’s budget committee to the floor of the state Assembly, lawmakers of both...

DHS hopes social pressures boost vaccinations of UW students as Republicans mull a ban...

Wisconsin health officials are hoping the draws of campus social life — parties, sporting events, student organizations — will be enough to encourage COVID-19...

Milwaukee schools fight two pandemics: COVID and inequality 

June 1 was the day the city of Milwaukee lifted its mask mandates, but you would not know it watching the Milwaukee school board...

Rep. Allen: State Capitol bathrooms are inhospitable

Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) finds the Capitol bathrooms inhospitable due to signs that the Department of Administration (DOA) has posted on the doors that...
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Meriter service workers rally to demand more pandemic time off

Three months after nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter hospital in Madison negotiated a new union contract with extra time off tied to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JANUARY 11: President-elect Joe Biden receives the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cuming at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital. Biden received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine three weeks after his first dose, received a few days before Christmas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Get a shot and have a beer’

WASHINGTON — Free child care during COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Late-night appointment slots on Fridays.  And free beer for everybody over 21 if President Joe Biden’s...

As the pandemic eases, worker shortages grow

First of two stories Many employers desperately seeking workers blame a common culprit: unemployment compensation. In response, Republicans who command the majority in the Legislature have...

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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