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The COVID-19 pandemic has not prevented packed protests in cities around the U.S. The largest Black Lives Matter protests have been concentrated in Milwaukee and Madison, but gatherings have been held statewide.
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Churches in Dane County are now allowed to hold in-person services up to 25% of their capacity. The change comes days after officials received a letter from a law firm hired by the Catholic Diocese of Madison, claiming the county's restrictions unfairly limited the size of religious services.
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The city of Milwaukee has declared that bars and restaurants can start reopening at 25% capacity beginning at 2 p.m. on June 5, and can also open up outdoor service.
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Protesters blocked traffic on a major arterial roadway and confronted a school board official in Madison, while hundreds in Milwaukee marched to Wauwatosa, in the seventh day of statewide protests calling for justice for George Floyd and decrying racial injustice.
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Gov. Tony Evers declared "racism is a public health crisis" during a June 4 media briefing call about the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 2020 World Dairy Expo, a large dairy conference held annually in Madison, has been canceled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Police in Madison and Milwaukee have used tear gas on policing protesters and shot rubber bullets when they have felt threatened. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he wants a full review done whenever he sees a video or an incident that raises questions.
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Summerfest, Milwaukee's multi-day music festival along the city's lakefront, has been canceled because of concerns over COVID-19.
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reopening state campgrounds Wednesday, June 10. But the agency says campers will see changes in order to ensure the safety of staff and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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There have been 19,892 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 4, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 492 cases from the day before.