Series: The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 And Wisconsin

Billions of people around the world are closer to one another through an unprecedented network of connections, from commerce to tourism to education. One risk posed by this growing number of links, fueled by denser populations and swifter travel, is the speed at which infectious diseases can race across continents and leap over oceans. A novel coronavirus originating in China is an example of this phenomenon. Barely more than a month after the SARS-CoV-2 virus was identified, an infected patient was confirmed in Wisconsin, with many hundreds more cases confirmed in subsequent weeks. The emerging disease called COVID-19 has tested Wisconsin's public health infrastructure as the state's public officials, health care providers and residents respond to the global pandemic. The crisis has also underscored how more common respiratory diseases like influenza challenge health authorities and the public.
 
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Here are the latest updates about COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the ways in which poor internet service can make rural residents less productive and more isolated than their urban counterparts.
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Wisconsin has issued a "stay-at-home" order to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. But what does that mean? What can and can't people do under the new rules? Here are some answers to common questions.
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More than 21,000 unemployment claims were filed on March 23, bringing the total to more than 101,464 claims that have been filed since March 15.
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To slow the spread of COVID-19, health care systems around the state are using telehealth for more visits. But leaders say barriers to audio or video visits still exist.
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Gov. Tony Evers has directed state health officials to issue a stay-at-home order for Wisconsin prohibiting non-essential travel, with some exceptions, amid the continued spread of COVID-19.
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As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty are natural. But there are steps you can take to manage those emotions.
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The state Department of Health Services says there are 457 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide as of March 24, as well as 8,237 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
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If you're looking for food, housing, or senior care in Wisconsin during the outbreak of the new coronavirus, here are some places to look -- as well as ways you can help.
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In stressful circumstances like these, pediatricians recommend building a schedule and a sense of routine for children.