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


 
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A federal judge ruled to dismiss a case brought by the city of Green Bay attempting to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election amid the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the state.
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There are now more COVID-19 cases in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm paints a clear picture of the COVID-19 crisis, as the number of cases in the state continues to rise.
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Wisconsin is beginning to see an urgent need for personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves and gowns to prevent exposure to COVID-19.
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Congress has passed the CARES Act, an emergency stimulus package that includes payments to individuals, retention loans to small businesses, expanded unemployment benefits and hundreds of billions of dollars to hospitals and states. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan discusses how the aid will be dispersed.
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Gov. Tony Evers called on the Wisconsin Legislature to change state law and send all registered voters an absentee ballot ahead of the April 7 election.
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The state Department of Health Services announced March 27 that there are 842 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 13,140 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
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For the 300,000 people across Wisconsin who are uninsured, and thousands more with near unaffordable insurance coverage, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting flaws in a system that already had people struggling to get health care.
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Eight of the state's 14 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in Milwaukee's African American community. On March 27, Gov. Tony Evers called the deaths in Milwaukee "a crisis within a crisis."
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The latest federal lawsuit seeking to postpone Wisconsin's April 7 election argues members of minority communities will be disenfranchised if it isn’t delayed.
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A federal aid package passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote after receiving unanimous support from the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The president is expected to sign the bill.