Life has changed for Wisconsinites amid the coronavirus pandemic and the state's related stay-at-home order. Some of the small changes individuals are making are adding up to have a greater collective impact.
Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund could run out of money by October if unemployment claims keep coming in at the current rate, the state Department of Workforce Development announced May 7.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected many Wisconsin manufacturers including Kohler Co. A local union leader says most of its employees are now working 32-hour weeks due to a decline in demand, but Kohler says it has seen interest spike around some products.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there are more than 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brown County. Hundreds have been connected to the area's meat processing plants. One of those facilities, JBS Packerland, reopened on May fifth.
Before the Big Ten announced the cancelation of its 2020 men's basketball tournament, a group of doctors, researchers and public health experts from the conference's member institutions were already at work coordinating the its response to COVID-19.
Adrienne Lathan came down with cold symptoms in mid-March. She turned out to be one of the thousands of Wisconsinites who's contracted the new coronavirus. More than a month later, she's still feeling the affects of COVID-19.
Gov. Tony Evers' revised "Safer at Home" order goes into effect Friday, and it allows golf courses to open. Courses across the state say tee times are booking up quickly. They also report putting many safety precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Small Business Administration announced that its $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program has been exhausted. The program, which provides loans to business with fewer than 500 workers, was created to help them retain their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor activities are defined as essential under the state's stay-at-home order, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources expects a successful spring turkey harvest.
While polls officially closed at 8 p.m. across the state in Wisconsin's spring election, which took place in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voters remained in line Tuesday night waiting to cast their ballots.