Stories tagged: "COVID-19"

Wisconsin National Guard members Sgt. Nathaniel Nyquist, left, Sgt. John Clark and Spc. Madeline Westrick gather samples at a drive-up COVID-19 testing site near Baraboo on April 29. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Increasing Free COVID Testing Sites from Three to 74 as Cases Surge

Free sites will be staffed by Wisconsin National Guard, located in 56 counties, seven tribal nations.

People wear face masks while walking between Christmas trees at Alstede Farms on October 24, 2020 in Chester Township, New Jersey. Many Halloween events have been canceled or adjusted with additional safety measures due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
COVID-19 Is Impacting Mental Health. Here’s How We Can Adapt.

Professionals offer advice on how families can cope as we head into the holiday season and social isolation continues.

Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer for the state of Wisconsin, described the COVID-19 situation in Wisconsin as a "nightmare scenario" Tuesday. He is pictured at a June White Coats for Black Lives rally in Madison. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘It’s a Nightmare.’ Wisconsin Tops 5,000 New COVID-19 Cases and 64 Deaths in a Single Day

“My concern is that when leaders don’t act in an empathetic way ... people are going to follow that cue,” Evers says.

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport Saturday. During the rally, he continued to  spread a lie that the medical field is overreporting and financially benefiting from COVID-19 deaths. Neither claim is true.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Conspiracists Claim Wisconsin Overcounts COVID Deaths. If Anything, the Real Toll Is Higher.

The state’s most prominent medical examiner thinks death counts are too high when evidence suggests we’re underestimating the real toll.

Chippewa Falls High School teacher Warren Bowe is recognized by student and soccer player Hazel Behling during the soccer team’s teacher appreciation day ceremony in May 2017. Behling was one of many students who valued Bowe as a mentor before he retired at the end of last school year. (Photo courtesy of Hazel Behling)
Chippewa Falls Grieves as COVID-19 Takes Beloved High School Teacher

An otherwise healthy 57-year-old, Warren Bowe’s friends express anger, frustration over ongoing reluctance by many to wear masks, socially distance.

More than 201,000 have now contracted the coronavirus in Wisconsin and  1,788 people have died. (Image via Shutterstock)
Wisconsin Reaches 200,000 Coronavirus Infections

OSHA fines meatpacking plant for outbreak. UW poll shows a wider Biden lead in Wisconsin.

A police officer patrols around Camp Randall Stadium, home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison football team, prior to the team's season opener against Illinois in Madison. No fans were allowed in the stadium. (Photo © Andy Manis)
No Fans, No Tailgating: UW-Madison Football Season Kickoff Looks Very Different

In contrast to a regular season opening, the UW-Madison campus was a ghost town Friday night.