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


 
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Gov. Tony Evers has announced a new direct payment program for farmers and a $15 million initiative to help food banks in Wisconsin. The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
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Research is showing that contrary to prior belief, allergic asthma and respiratory allergies are not major risk factors for acute COVID-19 symptoms in the way other health issues are.
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Public health officials are urging people to act individually to help keep COVID-19 at bay. They're reminding people to continue washing their hands and to stay at least 6 feet away from others. And there's also a push for people to cover their face in public places like buses and stores.
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The Wisconsin Elections Commission has delayed a final vote on a plan that would send absentee ballot request forms to millions of voters, with the Republican chair of the panel saying he wanted to narrow that list.
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The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked on whether to approve a proposal to send out absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters in the state.
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Multiple Wisconsin counties are lifting their safer-at-home and emergency orders ahead of schedule.
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Contact tracing people exposed to COVID-19 is becoming increasingly important as Wisconsin starts to reopen, but what does the process actually look like? WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how this public health effort is expanding around the state.
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For the first time in two months, the state plans to begin accepting a limited number of new prisoners to correctional facilities starting June 1.
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There are 13,413 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of May 20, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 528 cases from the day before.
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Wisconsin residents struggling to pay their rent could be eligible to receive up to $3,000 under a rental assistance program announced by Gov. Tony Evers.