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


 
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court met virtually to hear the lawsuit filed by the Republican-controlled Legislature against Department of Health Services Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm, arguing she and the governor overstepped their authority.
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The UW System Board of Regents will consider a proposal dropping ACT requirements at all campuses except UW-Madison. The change is meant to make it easier for prospective freshman to enroll amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there are more than 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brown County. Hundreds have been connected to the area's meat processing plants. One of those facilities, JBS Packerland, reopened on May fifth.
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There are 8,566 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of May 5, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 330 cases from the day before.
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Conservative justices on the state Supreme Court aggressively attacked the stay-at-home order issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers administration, prompting an attorney for Evers to respond that people will die if the order is lifted.
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Multiple state agencies including Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services, Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Management, along with the Wisconsin National Guard have created testing events with local health departments in northwest Wisconsin.
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Visitor spending in Wisconsin increased last year to $13.7 billion, capping off the state's best year for tourism in the last decade. But, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to vastly transform tourism this year.
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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced he will extend the county's COVID-19 emergency declaration through at least July 15. The order is meant to ensure the county is positioned to receive state and federal aid.
Is Wisconsin finding more cases of COVID-19 because more people are becoming infected with the virus that causes it, or because more people are being tested for it? Answers to this question are anything but simple.
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The state Department of Motor Vehicles has launched two programs during COVID-19 pandemic to alleviate wait times for driver's licenses and renewals.