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Over the course of a single historic week, daily life in Wisconsin and across much of the United States ground to a halt as a dangerous new virus arrived in communities across the nation. A flurry of shutdowns raced to keep up with the spread of COVID-19 and the growing realization of its looming human impact.
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One of the nation's top public health officials leading the fight against the new coronavirus said Friday that recent comments from Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson were "way out."
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Three mayors from northeast Wisconsin are calling for the postponement of the state’s April 7 election, citing concerns about election workers’ health and challenges processing a recent flood of mail-in ballot requests.
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Gov. Tony Evers says if Wisconsinites continue good practices, he won't need to issue a shelter-in-place order.
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Nursing students who are unable to assist patients are helping health care workers instead by offering child care.
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Three men have died in Wisconsin from COVID-19, the first to be reported in the state.
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More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses the pandemic, including what has been learned since the state's first confirmed case was identified.
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Luke Zahm, owner of the Driftless Cafe in Viroqua, laid off his employees and asked them to file for unemployment. While the fallout will likely continue for months, there are opportunities for community members to help those economically hit by the outbreak.
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Firearm retailers around Wisconsin are reporting spikes in gun sales of as much as 500 percent since the number of COVID-19 cases began to grow in the U.S. The most popular items are pistols, rifles and shotguns marketed for home defense.
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On March 19, the state Department of Health Services said every community in the state should expect that the novel coronavirus is there. Here are the latest updates on the rapidly evolving response to the virus.