Stories tagged: "Angela Weideman"

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‘It’s Scary’: Health Departments Can’t Keep Up With COVID Contact Tracing Anymore

The pandemic is quickly becoming out of control again as the reality of too many new cases meets the reality of too few health workers.

A healthcare worker assists a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Northwest, North-Central Wisconsin Hospitals Have Four Total ICU Beds Available as COVID Surges

Available hospital beds are dwindling as COVID cases continue to spike in places like Barron and Wood counties.

A healthcare worker holds a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, in Miramar, Florida on December 14, 2020. - The United States kicked off a mass vaccination drive Monday hoping to turn the tide on the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak, as the country's death toll neared a staggering 300,000. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
Wisconsin Officials to Feds: We Need More COVID-19 Vaccines ASAP

Effort to vaccinate more people more quickly hindered by supply, DHS says.

Jane Tannis, a resident at Oakwood Health Services in Altoona, celebrates her 76th birthday with Paul Chmelik, who is part of her care team. Both Tannis and Chmelik tested positive for COVID-19 this week. (Photo courtesy of Keri Teigen)
Daughter Will ‘Wait and Pray’ After Mom Tests Positive for COVID in Nursing Home

COVID-19 cases on the rise in long-term care facilities, with 430 active investigations underway.

Alan Nugent, right, owner of the Stockholm Pie and General Store, works with a fellow employee and a customer on Aug. 1, the first day of Gov. Tony Evers’ order making the wearing of masks in public places in Wisconsin mandatory. Nugent said a handful of people have left his store because they would not wear masks, but most people abide by the regulation. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Who Follows Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate? It’s Complicated.

Compliance is what people make of it, with some cities cracking down on businesses that do not comply, others ignoring it.

Wisconsin Made COVID Isolation Centers Public But Some Counties Move Toward Secrecy
Wisconsin Made COVID Isolation Centers Public But Some Counties Move Toward Secrecy

County health officials say revealing locations will deter hotel owners from partnering with them, scare away regular guests.

Local Health Directors Face Threats, Anger for Enforcing Measures to Stop COVID
Local Health Directors Face Threats for Doing Their Jobs

Incidents increasing since statewide order overturned by Wisconsin Supreme Court.