COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Tracking COVID-19 across the state

The Wisconsin Examiner is tracking daily shifts in the detection of new COVID-19 cases in each county. This chart will be updated regularly with...
workers protest unsafe conditions

Back to work in the pandemic

The phone calls and emails have been coming in steadily for Jim Schultz since COVID-19 hit Wisconsin. First they came when businesses across the state...
Military aircraft fly over the National Mall as President Donald J. Trump, addresses his remarks at the Salute to America event Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump plans July 4 celebration despite pandemic

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t upended President Donald Trump’s plans to hold a Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital this summer.  The...
male doctor talks to mom and daughter patients in lab with xray

State offers $10M to local health clinics to help cover COVID-19 costs

Health clinics serving underserved parts of the state will get $10 million to help cover their costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state...
Secretary-designee Crim inspects a rollercoaster (photo courtesy of DSPS)

Wisconsin State Fair canceled

The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled, with organizers citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fair’s 12-member board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday...
Teen marcher at Milwaukee Federal Building calling for DACA protections, alongside Voces de la Frontera. (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

‘We’re riding it through’: pandemic adds more burden for DACA recipients and families

Like many college students, Daniel Gutierrez Ayala has had to make some difficult adjustments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The political science and Spanish major...
DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman

Unemployment delays divide Senate Republicans, Democrats

Wisconsin is ramping up the number of people processing claims for unemployment compensation in hopes of knocking down a nagging backlog in the system,...

COVID-19 cases still rising; communities get CARES funds

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases continue to rise, but so does testing, state officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Gov. Tony Evers announced $200 million in grants to local...
An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Elections Commission approves more than $6 million in spending, will send ballot applications to...

With only a few short detours into partisan bickering, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) approved spending more than $6 million in grant money provided...
Milwaukee Public Market at sunset downtown

Milwaukee continues to slowly turn the dial on reopening

Milwaukee, at both city and county levels, continues to slowly turn the dial to re-open businesses and decrease social distancing. After the statewide Safer...
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