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At the time, it seemed almost absurd. During an emergency meeting of the Sister Bay Village Board of Trustees on March 16, 2020, trustee Rob Zoschke leaned back in his chair and asked bluntly: "Should we be telling resorts to close down and not accept reservations and cancel existing ones?"
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In order to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, public health officials are seeking widespread testing. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses why tests remain hard to come by, and what is being done to expand capacity to test for the virus around the state.
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The state Department of Health Services announced on April 2 that there are 1,720 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 20,317 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce positive test results.
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With the need for COVID-19 tests exceeding their availability, alongside shortages in testing supplies, health systems and hospitals are seeking to fill in the gaps. Dr. Bobbi Pritt, the director of the clinical parasitology laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discusses how it developed its own test.
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As COVID-19 continues to spread in Wisconsin, and personal protective equipment (PPE) becomes more and more important for frontline workers, questions have surfaced about what happens to that equipment when it’s discarded.
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The Wisconsin Medical Society has begun reaching out to retired physicians in an effort to determine who would be willing and able to help during the pandemic.
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Wisconsin hospitals have filed at least 104 lawsuits in small claims court since Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency on March 12.
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Wisconsin's restaurants are feeling the effects of the new coronavirus, which has slowed sales and caused massive layoffs. Some are coming up with creative ways to attract customers and help their community in the process.
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The state Department of Health Services announced on March 31 that there are 1,351 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 17,375 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce positive test results.
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Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview he expects the Democratic National Convention will be rescheduled.