Gov. Tony Evers has directed the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close 40 state parks, forests and recreational areas after thousands turned out in droves to several parks during the first weekend in April.
When 48 school districts were preparing referendums for public consideration during the spring election, they didn't expect a pandemic to interfere with the process. And districts won’t know how much it impacted results until at least next week.
The Fond du Lac County District Attorney's Office has filed criminal complaints against 10 people for allegedly violating the governor's stay-at-home order, designed to keep people sequestered to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Wisconsin clerks turned to surgical masks, gloves and Plexiglas in hopes of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus during the state's spring election. They say they did the best they could under the circumstances and are glad it's over.
More than 1 million people in Wisconsin requested mail-in ballots for the April election, but another million would have had to vote in person Tuesday to match turnout numbers in the state's last presidential primary.
As the coronavirus spreads across Wisconsin, the state's rural hospitals are making room for more patients. This means postponing non-essential surgeries and other procedures, which threaten to strain the bottom line of these facilities.
The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene says partnerships with hospital labs has increased COVID-19 testing capacity thirtyfold in the last month. But due to shortages of testing supplies screenings are still not available for everyone that wants one.
Wisconsin environmental regulators say they're still moving forward on work to address so-called forever chemicals, known as PFAS, during the coronavirus pandemic, though some activities are being postponed.