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.
Assembly Bill 1038 was signed into law this week by Gov. Tony Evers. The legislation creates a pathway to spend more than $2.3 billon in federal funds slated for Wisconsin's battle with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The UW System Administration office has announced it will furlough all of its 588 employees to cover revenue losses tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers will take 14 mandatory unpaid days off between this May and June 2021.
Glen Nowak, a former communications director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains some of the major differences between H1N1 and COVID-19 that have resulted in more and varied coverage from media outlets.