Contact tracing people exposed to COVID-19 is becoming increasingly important as Wisconsin starts to reopen, but what does the process actually look like? WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how this public health effort is expanding around the state.
There have been a whirlwind of changes for Wisconsin after the state Supreme Court struck down the statewide "Safer at Home" order. Wisconsin Public Radio Capitol bureau reporter Laurel White explains how a local patchwork of stay-at-home rules took shape.
On May 13 the state Supreme Court overturned Wisconsin's stay-at-home order. Some counties and municipalities across the state immediately began issuing their own orders or announcing the state's "Safer at Home" order would still apply in areas under their jurisdiction.
The COVID-19 pandemic is adding hurdles for Wisconsin residents with disabilities to find caregivers, and both are weighing tough questions about how to keep each other safe during close interactions — if that's even possible at a time when protective equipment runs scarce.
A manufacturer of firefighting foam says the majority of more than 250 drinking water wells it's tested in Marinette County turned up no trace of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. But state regulators say it's too early to tell the scope of PFAS contamination within drinking water in the area.