Policy

In the early 1980s, a new mysterious malady captured the attention of public health professionals. Initially labeled GRID, these clusters of illnesses seemed to largely be an issue only on the East and West coasts. But Wisconsin's government was taking action.
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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released guidance or how K-12 schools across the state will be able to reopen facilities for the 2020-21 school year as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Wisconsin communities.
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A Wisconsinites celebrated Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery, Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes released a slate of bills aimed at reforming police practices in the state.
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The Wisconsin Elections Commission gave final approval to send absentee ballot requests to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters in advance of the fall 2020 election.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced plans to reopen campus to students and staff for the fall 2020 semester.
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Debbie Danforth, health director for the Oneida Nation, noticed something important in early March 2020. She saw that nursing home residents in the state of Washington were getting sick. Real sick.
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Students will return to University of Wisconsin System campuses in the fall of 2020 for some in-person instruction, according to guidance from the UW System president and Board of Regents.
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The University of Wisconsin System has released recommendations to campuses for bringing students and employees back to campus for the fall 2020 semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Protests are continuing in Wisconsin, marking two weeks of public outcry against systemic racism and police violence. Several hundred health care providers and advocates rallied at the state Capitol in Madison, and more protests and community events were held around Milwaukee.
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The LGBTQ Pride and Black Lives Matter movements echoed their similar calls for reforming how the law enforcement system treats people in each community.