Since the imposition of the state's COVID-19 stay-at-home order, social workers have seen an increase in domestic violence calls and referrals from police, as well as growing anxiety from current and recent domestic violence victims.
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.
Police and firefighter organizations are saying a new state law in Wisconsin will make it too difficult for first responders to get workers' compensation benefits if they get COVID-19 while on the job.
Four mornings a week, right after breakfast, Nate Royko Maurer leaves the house, gets in his car and drives to work at home. It's the price the rural Iowa County man pays for spotty broadband in his part of the state.
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.
Members of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee are still working on developing guidelines for the use of ventilators for patients with COVID-19, and they're looking for ways to craft these guidelines with public engagement.
After hearing the state’s safer-at-home order has been extended through May, the heads of both state parties said a mail-in election could be considered for the May 12 special election for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.