As Wisconsin’s coronavirus lockdown eases, the Northwoods is likely to see the return of seasonal tourists. UW-Eau Claire geography professor Ryan Weichelt discusses who owns the land in the northern part of the state, and where seasonal visitors might be coming from.
Smartphone data shows Wisconsinites limited their movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that may be changing with "quarantine fatigue." WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses data showing to what degree people around the state are staying at home.
Public health officials initially urged people who weren't ill not to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now their recommendations are changing. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how to make sense of the shifting advice.
There are simply not enough resources available to test most people who are sick in Wisconsin and across the United States.The dilemma is spurring local and regional health systems to increasingly take testing matters into their own hands, a move state officials not only endorse but are actively pursuing.
More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses the pandemic, including what has been learned since the state's first confirmed case was identified.
Public health authorities and medical professionals in Wisconsin are preparing for potential cases of a respiratory virus that's new to humans, having emerged in China and subsequently spreading around the world.
As climate change increases the likelihood of more extreme storms and subsequent floods in coming years, what is the state doing about the potential risks to dams? What does the situation look like at a more local level?