The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development projects Wisconsin's unemployment rate is nearly 27 percent due to business closures and social distancing orders meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Wisconsin clerks turned to surgical masks, gloves and Plexiglas in hopes of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus during the state's spring election. They say they did the best they could under the circumstances and are glad it's over.
The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene says partnerships with hospital labs has increased COVID-19 testing capacity thirtyfold in the last month. But due to shortages of testing supplies screenings are still not available for everyone that wants one.
Wisconsin colleges and universities are changing their strategies for recruiting potential students and getting them to commit to enrollment amid strict bans on social gatherings due to the new coronavirus.,
State officials estimate 25 percent of Wisconsin's child care centers preemptively closed amid social restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. That's left some 3,500 families working in jobs deemed essential struggling to find child care.