The Wisconsin Legislature passed a wide-ranging relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During an April 15 press conference, Rep. Robyn Vining, D-Wauwatosa, said legislators need to do more and also pass a "Healthcare Heroes" law.
There are simply not enough resources available to test most people who are sick in Wisconsin and across the United States.The dilemma is spurring local and regional health systems to increasingly take testing matters into their own hands, a move state officials not only endorse but are actively pursuing.
Gundersen Health System in La Crosse has developed their own in-house test for COVID-19. They say patients no longer need to wait days to get results, which might be the case if tests were sent to an outside lab.