The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has secured a court order mandating an individual be quarantined amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Details about the individual and circumstances not being released.
Estimates from the University of Wisconsin System administration office show the state's 13 universities and branch campuses are expecting more than $212 million in losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic through the summer semester.
UW System President Ray Cross has unveiled a plan to "streamline" duplicate degree programs and centralize administrative functions along with online class offerings. Years of declining state support and financial hits from COVID-19 make layoffs inevitable.
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.
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.
The toll on Wisconsin's economy from COVID-19 and the state's social distancing orders hasn't yet been reflected in monthly unemployment statistics. But state estimates suggest hundreds of thousands of residents are out of work and negotiating an overloaded unemployment system.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to stay within their home communities during the weekend inland fishing season opener to avoid spreading COVID-19 to other regions of the state.
Shortages of swabs and other testing supplies are still hampering efforts to increase Wisconsin's COVID-19 testing to 12,000 per day. The goal is part of Gov. Tony Evers' "Badger Bounce Back" plan for easing social distancing restrictions and reopening the state's economy.