Stories tagged: "Andrea Palm"

Andrea Palm, the former secretary-designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the coronavirus shortly after Gov. Tony Evers declares a public emergency on March 12, 2020. 
Palm has been picked by President Joe Biden to be the deputy secretary of his Health and Human Services administration. (Photo © Andy Manis)
OP-ED: We Need Andrea Palm and Xavier Becerra in Biden’s Health and Human Services

Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa urges Congress to approve Becerra to be Health and Human Services secretary.

New strain of COVID-19 reaches Wisconsin. (Getty Images)
Highly Contagious Coronavirus Variant Has Reached Wisconsin

The mutation makes the virus about 56% more transmissible, but not more deadly, English researchers found.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a Capitol press conference in November 2020.
WI Legislative Session Launches with Three Competing COVID Bills. Vos Fast-Tracking Republican Bill.

A public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol, less than 24 hours after Republican bill was introduced.

16,000 Doses of Moderna Vaccine Arrive in Wisconsin

Moderna gained weekend approval to join Pfizer in the effort to vaccinate a state still in a welcome pause after November’s surge.

The Dairyland Brew Pub opens to patrons in Appleton. A Wisconsin judge on Monday, Oct. 19, reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor venues to 25% of capacity. That decision was overturned in October. The issue of capacity limits was back before the Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday, Dec. 17. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP File)
WI Health Department to State Supreme Court: Let Us Do Our Job

Gov. Evers’ DHS Secretary wants to issue new capacity limits on businesses, but asks justices to rule on how much she can do without a still-absent Legislature.

Wisconsin National Guard members Sgt. John Clark, left, and Spc. Madeline Westrick gather samples at a drive-up COVID-19 testing site near Baraboo on April 29. The guard continues to play a key role by running free testing sites across the state as cases surge. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Health Officials Are Concerned Not Enough People Are Getting Tested for COVID

Once vaccinated, individuals need to continue taking precautions as it will take several months to distribute the vaccine.

Gov. Tony Evers' pictured while giving an update to reporters.
Evers Extends Mask Mandate Into January as Another Daily COVID-19 Record Is Topped

State Supreme Court is already considering a challenge to the previous order. Governor notes the Legislature’s lame duck session of 2018 shows there’s no excuse to stay inactive.