Frederica Freyberg is the anchor of PBS Wisconsin's Here & Now, a live weekly program that covers news concerning state issues and feature segments about matters in local communities throughout the state.
Plans to relax more public health restrictions for Wisconsin businesses is based on several key tracking factors in the COVID-19 pandemic. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Missy Hughes discusses safety guidance being offered to businesses planning to reopen.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has exceeded 5,000, with more than 250 deaths, and new clusters continue to appear. Wisconsin state epidemiologist Dr. Ryan Westergaard discusses how much progress has been made on flattening the state's COVID-19 curve.
Wisconsin's extended “Safer at Home” order starts April 24 and runs through May 26. Gov. Tony Evers outlined the criteria that must be met before schools and more businesses can reopen, and discussed efforts by Republicans in the state Legislatures looking to block the extension in court.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission held a special meeting to discuss the 2020 spring election. Its board voted unanimously to use federal CARES Act grant funding to build "Intelligent barcodes" into the absentee ballot system.
Wisconsin has extended its "Safer at Home" order until May 26. Gov. Tony Evers discusses why the state took this action, and how its plan to relax public health restrictions depends on testing, personal protective equipment and contact tracing.
The Wisconsin Legislature's Republican majority objects to extending the state's "Safer at Home" order. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke discusses what Republican legislators are seeking in terms of a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confusion born of unclear or missing postmarks reigned during a meeting of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The members tried to determine how to treat absentee ballots under provisions of an election-eve order from the U.S Supreme Court.