Public Health

Milwaukee Health Department
A Fourth County Health Director Is Out Over Pushbacks to COVID-19 Safeguards

Public agencies face hostility and action based on conspiracy theories.

Joel Charles and his son
Watch: WI Physician Sounds the Alarm That ‘Climate Crisis Is a Public Health Emergency’

Dr. Joel Charles sees the human toll as a changing climate increases the impact of extreme weather.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Lack of GOP Support Means No COVID-19 Rule

Counties question ability to issue orders as statewide rule no longer exists.

Salm Partners meatpacking plant in Brown County, WI, is one of three processing plants in the county with employees testing positive for COVID-19.
Officials Brace for COVID-19 Surge in Green Bay from Meat Processing Plants

Three Brown County facilities see positive cases. Close quarters and a lack of English language instructions played a role.

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Dire Message for Madison: Assume You May Be Exposed

Dane County and Madison leaders emphasize staying home as virus spreads