Coronavirus


As Wisconsin employers continue to search for workers, a new study has found that the pandemic has hit one portion of the state's workforce especially hard — those over 55.
‘People Don’t Want to Work’? Maybe They Just Retired Rather Than Expose Themselves to COVID.

Wisconsin already had a Baby Boomer retirement crisis on its hands, the pandemic has only exacerbated the ongoing workforce losses.

Marshfield Clinic Health System medical personnel treat a critically ill COVID-19 patient after the patient was flown to Marshfield Clinic's Eau Claire hospital. COVID-19 relief bills do not include hazard pay or sick pay for healthcare workers but do include liability protections for entities from COVID-19 lawsuits. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System-Eau Claire)
Opinion: Healthcare Workers Are Dealing With Burnout and Trauma, We Need To Do More to Help Them

It is essential that patients, communities, and health systems advocate for policy solutions that will grow the health care workforce and expand innovative telehealth and home-based care programs, says medical director of public health for the UW Health Board of Directors.

A healthcare worker assists a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
COVID Is Spiking Again in Wisconsin—Just in Time for the Holidays

The situation mirror’s the state’s worst COVID spike on record, which happened last November.

(Photo via School District of the Menomonie Area)
COVID Causes Menomonie Schools to Cancel Classes Next Week

Announcement comes as children account for the largest number of new COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Op-Ed: Doctors are Getting Their Kids Vaccinated. Dr. Ben Weston Says It’s The Best Way to Protect Children Against the Virus.

Data shows that the Pfizer vaccine is effective and safe in children. It prevents 91% of cases of COVID-19, writes Chief Health Policy Advisor for Milwaukee County.

In this Aug. 26 photo from the city of Janesville’s Facebook page, work is shown on replacing the city’s remaining lead water service lines. Janesville was allocated nearly $12 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. City staff suggested that some of the funds be used for the ongoing lead line replacement project.
Against It Before They Were for It—Some Wisconsin Politicians Are Busy Promoting American Rescue Plan Funds

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seem grateful for the aid that has helped hometown businesses and provided stimulus checks.

A photo of the Fall Creek School District building in  Eau Claire County. Gina Kildahl, a parent whose 7-year-old son contracted COVID-19 while attending the school, recently filed a lawsuit against the district for failing to implement masking requirements and other precautions aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. (Photo courtesy of the Fall Creek School District)
Mom Who Sued Over Lack of COVID Protections in National Spotlight

Gina Kildahl sued Fall Creek School District for not protecting her 7-year-old son and other students from COVID-19.