The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on April 10. It argued that older people and people with preexisting health conditions should get priority for release, and releasing them would reduce prison populations and allow for more social distancing within prisons.
With the demand for personal protective equipment, or PPE, increasing, companies throughout the state are ramping up production to help health care workers stay safe while caring for those with COVID-19.
COVID-19 brought Wisconsin's Democratic governor and GOP-controlled Legislature together to pass sweeping legislation responding to the pandemic. But that bipartisanship proved short-lived, with conservatives chafing at ongoing restrictions on businesses, services and public gatherings.
In a media briefing the day before his original "Safer at Home" order was set to expire, Gov. Tony Evers reiterated the need for Wisconsinites to continue to distance themselves as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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.
With the continued goal of archiving historical events, the Wisconsin Historical Society is asking state residents to keep track of their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Documenting can take any form.
Many Wisconsin schools are offering pass/fail grading options and keeping post-COVID grades out of GPA calculations, with school officials saying they want to hold students harmless for learning disruptions caused by the pandemic.