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While the COVID-19 pandemic has captured the world's attention, other public health crises have continued to march forward.
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As the rate of positive COVID-19 tests begins to drop in Wisconsin, momentum is growing to reopen the state. But frontline health care workers like Mariah Clark remain in the thick of things.
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Anthony Sartin died of COVID-19 in Milwaukee on April 29 at the age of 64, one of 421 Wisconsinites who have died as of May 13. Their loved ones are grappling with not being able to visit them during their final days or gather for a traditional funeral.
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The network of organizations that provide parenting classes, support groups and other services to struggling families are shifting to social media, socially-distant supply drop-offs and other "new normal" ways of doing business to try to reach families under increased stress from the pandemic.
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The Wisconsin National Guard has collected more than 23,000 tests for coronavirus as it supports health officials' efforts to increase testing capacity statewide. Despite those efforts, several northwestern Wisconsin community testing sites collected fewer tests than they had hoped.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and Wisconsin's efforts to contain the disease means a lot of people are working and learning from home — but many in the state lack the digital infrastructure to access school and work where they live.
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The state Supreme Court has overturned Wisconsin's stay-at-home order, striking down one of the primary tools Gov. Tony Evers' administration has used in its effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Wisconsin’s Supreme Court struck down the state's "Safer at Home" order, leaving Wisconsin with no plan in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Tony Evers said the ruling will undercut the progress the state has made on containing COVID-19.
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The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has secured a court order mandating an individual be quarantined amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Details about the individual and circumstances not being released.
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has started releasing the names of skilled nursing homes with current COVID-19 investigations. The agency lists 38 active investigations, with a cluster in the southeastern part of the state.