Judge Puts Wisconsin Capacity Limit Order From Gov. Evers Back Into EffectA Wisconsin judge on Monday reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor places to 25% of capacity.
COVID Hits Rural Midwestern Communities, Leaving Small Town Doctors WorriedRural counties across Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana sit among the top in the nation for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. In counties with just a few thousand people, the number of cases per capita can soar with even a small outbreak — and the toll hits close to home in tight-knit towns.
Wisconsin Judge Blocks Gov. Evers' Order Limiting Indoor Capacity As State Shatters COVID Case RecordsIn an attempt to stop the COVID-19 surge in Wisconsin, the governor ordered more stringent capacity rules at bars and restaurants. A lawsuit was filed by the state's Tavern League and on Wednesday a Sawyer County judge blocked the order.
'We Hoped This Day Wouldn’t Come': Wisconsin Opens Field Hospital At State Fairgrounds As COVID-19 Cases SurgeWisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that they've opened a field hospital at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
Wis. Gov. Evers Issues Order Limiting Public Indoor Gatherings To 25% Occupancy After COVID SurgeGov. Tony Evers issued an emergency order Tuesday limiting public indoor gatherings to 25% occupancy after Wisconsin became one of the nation's COVID hotspots.
Wisconsin Judge Expected To Make Decision On State's Mask MandateA Wisconsin judge heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit aimed at suspending Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate but didn't immediately rule, saying he needs to think about it as COVID-19 surges across the state.
Conservatives Ask For Immediate Halt To Wisconsin Mask Order, Saying Executive Branch Powers Must Be 'Reined In'Conservatives asked a judge on Monday to immediately put an end to Wisconsin's mask mandate, arguing that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers doesn't have the authority to issue such an order that comes as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge across the state.
Wisconsin College Campuses See Most Concerning COVID Spike Among Young Adult PopulationCollege campuses have seen the most concerning increases as people ages 18 to 24 have a case rate that’s five times higher than any age group in Wisconsin.
Amid Soaring COVID Cases On Wis. Campuses, Gov. Evers Extends State’s Mask MandateFaced with soaring coronavirus cases across Wisconsin, particularly on college campuses, Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday extended a statewide mask mandate until Nov. 21.
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Says He Has 'No Regrets' About Kenosha Shooting ResponseGov. Tony Evers said Wednesday he has “no regrets” about how the state responded to protests that broke out in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, while a new poll showed no change in attitudes toward Black Lives Matter protests or the presidential race even after the unrest in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers To Mobilize National Guard To Serve As Poll Workers On Aug. 11Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says the Wisconsin National Guard will be assisting in the state’s primary elections next week.
Wisconsin's Democratic Governor Endorses Biden For PresidentWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday endorsed Joe Biden for president, a move that comes after the first-term Democrat declined to endorse anyone in the primary and just two weeks before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Orders Masks Statewide As Coronavirus Cases SpikeWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases, setting up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders who oppose such a requirement and successfully sued earlier to kill a “safer at home” order.
Wisconsin's Largest Teachers Unions Call For Online SchoolTeachers unions for Wisconsin's five largest school districts asked Gov. Tony Evers and the state's top health and education officials on Monday to keep schools closed at the start of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
'We Are Devastated': Wis. Gov. Evers' Assistant Ben Belzer, 25, Dies In Tubing AccidentWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says his personal assistant, 25-year-old Ben Belzer, died tragically in a tubing accident over the weekend.