Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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Look Back: Two Years Ago, Wisconsin Bars Are Shut Down on St. Pat’s Day as COVID Spreads

Health officials warned an already-impatient nation that the pandemic’s impact would last months rather than weeks. If only.

(Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System-Eau Claire)
Wisconsin Passes 12,000 COVID Deaths

Milestone reached as the Omicron surge subsides.

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UW System Will Drop Mask Requirements by Spring Break

The decision comes as Wisconsin's latest COVID wave rapidly subsides.

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Wisconsin Hospitals Are in ‘Emergency Situation’ as Unvaccinated COVID Patients Fill Up ICU Beds

Hospitals across Wisconsin and the Midwest have few or no ICU beds available, putting patients at risk as numbers climb.

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.

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.

(Photo via School District of the Menomonie Area)
Menomonie Parents Request Due Process Hearing Over School District’s COVID Safety Protocols

The action is the first such known as parents throughout Wisconsin seek remedies for school districts that don't require COVID safety.