While some places in Wisconsin are beginning to reopen after the state Supreme Court struck down the statewide stay-at-home order, other municipalities around the state have opted to remain under the restrictions that have been in place for nearly two months.
Some University of Wisconsin System campuses have begun laying out plans for letting students, faculty and staff return three months after students were told to stay home if possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tony Evers has reiterated his disappointment at a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that struck down his administration's "Safer at Home" order. With it invalidated, county public health officers are now effectively in charge of the state's COVID-19 response.
Onalaska native Carolyn Lipke has been conducting research at Antarctica's Palmer Research Station since last October. She and 19 other researchers were slated to come home in April, but the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed their return.
Can you be fired from your job if you don't return to work immediately now that the state's stay-at-home order has been nullified? And what legal recourses are available to workers who worry about unsafe workplaces?