COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Male caretaker helping senior man with walker in nursing home

AARP Report: COVID-19 deaths rose, but cases fell, in nursing homes through mid-December

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin nursing homes fell slightly in the four weeks ending Dec. 20, but the rate of deaths from the...
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)

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and economic crises

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice...
COVID-19 CDC illustration

Faster-spreading COVID-19 virus strain shows up in Wisconsin

A variant of the virus responsible for COVID-19 has emerged in Wisconsin, the state health department announced Wednesday — one that first appeared in...
Gov. Tony Evers gives his State of the State speech 1/12/21 (WisEye)

GOP lawmakers turn a cold shoulder to Evers special session call for unemployment upgrades...

Updated 1/13/2021, 4:25 PM Making good on one of his State of the State promises, Gov. Tony Evers unveiled bills Wednesday to revamp the state’s...
Vaccine vials at UW

With few pharmacies, Wisconsin’s rural counties are forced to get creative to administer COVID...

Florence County is one of just 110 counties nationwide without a retail pharmacy capable of providing immunization services. Five other rural counties in Wisconsin...
Members of the state Senate 2019

Republicans dare Evers to veto their COVID bill

The stripped down state Senate COVID-19 response bill that was given a public hearing on Monday has shed many of the controversial provisions from...
Michele Catinella, a nurse practitioner at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine from Carmen Pi, a Registered Nurse with American Medical Response on Dec. 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The facility, one of the first in the country to do so, vaccinated approximately 170 people including healthcare workers and elder care people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cops and firefighters will soon get COVID-19 vaccine but Wisconsin still needs more doses

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Monday that the state’s police officers and firefighters will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as...
Joe Biden wearing a mask with his hand on it in Michigan

Biden: “Irresponsible” of Republicans to refuse masks while sheltering during Capitol riot

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Monday chastised GOP lawmakers for refusing to wear masks while they were held in a safe location as a violent...
Wisconsin Legislature in session

LeMahieu vs. Vos on COVID-19 bill, and their relationship

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu plans to bring forward a new COVID-19 response bill today that is “thinner” than the 44-part bill advanced by...

The science on COVID-19 and the classroom

As a new semester gets underway, conflicts continue over whether schools can safely return to in-person instruction as COVID-19 remains widespread. But in the face...

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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