Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Question School Chief Over COVID AidThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how Wisconsin's schools and the state education department have responded to it dominated the Department of Public Instruction hearing.
‘A Terrible Decision:’ Mixed Reaction To WI Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Mask MandateThe Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority in issuing a mask mandate and struck down the statewide requirement, making Minnesota the only state in the region with a state order.
Officials Concerned About Recent Spike In COVID-19 Cases, Increase In VariantsOver the past seven days, the average number of new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin was 439 and the percentage of positive tests was 2.5%, up from 2% two weeks ago.
Vaccine Eligibility For Next Phase Moved A Week Earlier In WisconsinPeople age 16 and up with certain preexisting conditions in Wisconsin will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting Monday.
Dentists Could Join Ranks Of Vaccinators In WisconsinThere are about 3,500 dentists in Wisconsin who could be enlisted to help vaccinate.
'This Stuff Is Gold': Few COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Been Wasted In WisconsinFewer than 2,400 doses of the highly sought after coronavirus vaccine were wasted or spoiled in Wisconsin through February.
Wisconsin Could Get $1.6 Billion By Expanding MedicaidWisconsin could save more than $1.6 billion over the next two years by expanding Medicaid to cover nearly 91,000 additional low-income people, a move Republicans continue to block.
Wisconsin Vaccine Rollout To Expand, Include 2 Million More ResidentsWisconsin plans to greatly expand the number of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by about 2 million people, including those with certain pre-existing conditions, as positive cases decline and vaccine availability increases.
More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been VaccinatedMore than 1 million people in Wisconsin have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Tony Evers said Friday. But that good news was tempered by the announcement that health officials have detected another highly contagious version of the virus in the state.
Wisconsin Pharmacies To Receive COVID Vaccines Through Federal ProgramNearly 200 Walgreens pharmacies across Wisconsin are expecting to receive coronavirus vaccines directly from the federal government starting this week, marking the beginning of a program that targets underserved areas, state health officials announced Thursday.
Wisconsin Assembly Sends Mask Order Repeal Back To SenateThe Assembly delayed a vote last week amid concerns that repealing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency order tied to the pandemic would result in Wisconsin losing about $50 million a month in federal money for poor people.