Stories tagged: "coronavirus response"


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.

Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at a Florida elementary school. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
DPI Hints That Schools Might Face Lawsuits If They Don’t Require Masks

Letter offers a thinly veiled warning about running amok of federal investigations into school mask bans and the Americans With Disabilities Act's equal education policy.

UW-Madison. (Shutterstock)
Republican Lawmaker Wants to Stop UW System From Enacting COVID Rules

UW System president, former Gov. Thompson, says the proposal is “the biggest threat to in-person classes.”

Alondra Garcia
‘It’s About Time’: Wisconsin Advocates Say Immigration Reform Needs to Happen Now

About 75,000 undocumented immigrants live in Wisconsin, many working “essential” jobs that put them at high risk of COVID-19.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
USDA to Try Again to Get Excess Farm Supply to Families in Need of Food

Wisconsin farmers saw distribution failures in the Trump-era Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

(Photo by Julian Emerson)
These Wisconsin Communities Still Require Face Masks, Even After a Court Tosses Statewide Rules

State Supreme Court’s conservatives couldn’t touch these communities where that are keeping safeguards in place. Others may join the list.

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin Republicans Reintroduce and Pass Controversial COVID-19 Provisions

Several provisions that killed the Legislature’s first proposed COVID-19 package this year now passed as individual bills.