The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development projects Wisconsin's unemployment rate is nearly 27 percent due to business closures and social distancing orders meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Gov. Tony Evers has directed the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close 40 state parks, forests and recreational areas after thousands turned out in droves to several parks during the first weekend in April.
As of April 9, the Milwaukee health department was reporting 1,193 known positive cases of COVID-19 in the city. More than half of people in the state who have died from COVID-19 have been in Milwaukee County.
Jackie Christianson is a nurse practitioner in Wisconsin. Instead of taking a vacation in April, she headed to New York City to help with the extreme hospital staffing shortages happening there due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the new coronavirus pandemic sends milk prices plummeting and upends life for many people in Wisconsin, the president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union says farmers having access to mental health services is even more important.
When 48 school districts were preparing referendums for public consideration during the spring election, they didn't expect a pandemic to interfere with the process. And districts won’t know how much it impacted results until at least next week.
The Fond du Lac County District Attorney's Office has filed criminal complaints against 10 people for allegedly violating the governor's stay-at-home order, designed to keep people sequestered to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The state Department of Health Services announced on April 8 that there are 2,756 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide and 99 deaths. That doesn't include two additional deaths reported by Milwaukee County officials, bringing the total to 101.