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.
Firearm retailers around Wisconsin are reporting spikes in gun sales of as much as 500 percent since the number of COVID-19 cases began to grow in the U.S. The most popular items are pistols, rifles and shotguns marketed for home defense.
Nursing homes in Wisconsin are suspending family visits except for end of life situations. The restrictions are aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 among residents who are especially vulnerable.
A growing number of private colleges and universities in Wisconsin are canceling in-person classes and moving to online teaching as preventative steps to keep the new coronavirus from spreading in the state.