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


 
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With students home and a large number of Wisconsinites out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Wisconsin nonprofits are seeing increased demand for their services while also facing new challenges.
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An emergency order banning most evictions and home foreclosures in Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 pandemic has expired. Now, tenant rights groups and homeless shelters are bracing for a surge in demand for services.
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College graduates across the county are facing one of the most tumultuous job markets in American history. For the class of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant an economy that continues to hemorrhage jobs and a loss of high-stakes internship opportunities.
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School districts across Wisconsin and around the country are bracing for a tougher time balancing their budgets than usual.
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Health care has been considered recession-proof because a downturn in the economy doesn’t lessen the need for medical care, but providers postponing routine clinic visits and elective surgeries early in the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in lost revenue and prompted staffing cutbacks.
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There are 15,863 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of May 26, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 279 cases from the day before.
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Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can call to set up an appointment at one of nine community testing locations on the north side of Milwaukee. There are no insurance, income, or immigration restrictions for receiving a test.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed day-to-day life for Wisconsinites in many ways. But for dairy farmer Bryan Voegeli, much has remained the same.
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After years of remaining steady, Wisconsin farmland values have started to decline. That’s according to a May 2020 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which covers the southern, central and eastern regions of the state.
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There are 15,584 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of May 25, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 307 cases from the day before.