Cell phone mobility data shows Wisconsin residents started traveling more during the first week of May. And that movement continued to increase after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state's "Safer at Home" order on May 13.
Retailers are grappling with two new realities as they re-open their storefronts: the expense of operating a business safely during the pandemic, and uncertainty about whether they’ll get as many customers as they did before.
Wisconsin and the United States are trending down in birth rates, marking a four-year decline according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Nationwide, the birth rate hasn't been this low since 1985.
Of the 2.4 million weekly claims submitted to the state between March 15 and May 23, about 728,000 had yet to be paid as of the latter date, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
The state Supreme Court won't take up a second lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, a step that could preserve the power of local governments to issue their own stay-at-home restrictions.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is allowing circuit courts to resume jury trials and in-person hearings as long as they create plans to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Some courts are beginning to hold proceedings while most will likely take time to get up and running.