Many are trying to cope with stress, fear and anxiety stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations that work to connect people with mental health services in Wisconsin have been seeing a surge in calls for help.
Visitor spending in Wisconsin increased last year to $13.7 billion, capping off the state's best year for tourism in the last decade. But, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to vastly transform tourism this year.
Around $8 billion has been set aside for direct payments to tribes nationwide under the federal government's coronavirus relief package. However, some Wisconsin tribes are concerned about how that money is being distributed.
Wisconsin has received more than 55 million items through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for response to the coronavirus pandemic, but some state officials remain critical of the agency and the Trump administration's response.
Food processing company JBS USA Holdings, Inc. announced the temporary closure of its meatpacking plant in Green Bay. The move comes after hundreds of COVID-19 cases were linked to such facilities in the area.