Series: The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 And Wisconsin: April 2020


 
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Results of a Marquette University Law School Poll conducted in late March 2020 show the majority of registered voters in Wisconsin think measures to close schools and non-essential businesses and requiring people to stay home are appropriate responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Gov. Tony Evers released plans for a second COVID-19 aid package for the state after releasing an initial proposal. It includes help for small businesses, an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit and a fund to prevent foreclosures.
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The state Legislature's top Republicans both say they support a temporary repeal of Wisconsin's one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as part of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly support closing schools and businesses to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, according to the latest poll by the Marquette University Law School. And their support for Gov. Tony Evers has never been higher.
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Food science experts assert that there have been no known cases of the new coronavirus being spread through food or by touching food packaging.
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The state Department of Health Services announced on April 1 that there are 1,550 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 18,819 negative tests. 29 people have died in Wisconsin so far.
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For many, memories of the 2008 Great Recession are still fresh on the mind. As the coronavirus continues to spread and bring much of the economy to a standstill, concerns about the U.S. falling into yet another painful recession are high.
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A researcher on the effects on the human brain of meditation and other mindfulness practices says that thinking about social distancing as an act of kindness can help people deal with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Japan's prime minister has announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and aspiring athletes in Wisconsin are okay with that decision.
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From canceling prenatal classes to having to forgo visits from grandparents, the new coronavirus has changed how people are preparing for one of the most exciting and emotional times of their lives.