Stories tagged: "Janel Heinrich"


Masks on a table
The Delta Variant is Spreading Rapidly. Wisconsin Health Officials Are Recommending Masks Again.

Sen. Ron Johnson uses the opportunity to once again spread misinformation about COVID-19.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Local Officials Can’t Close Schools, Another Blow to Public Health

Conservatives on the state's high court have consistently ruled against public health restrictions implemented to guard against COVID-19.

Wisconsin officials on the state and local levels  are increasingly finding themselves faced with lawsuits when passing measuring to control the pandemic. (Shutterstock image)
Officials Face a Choice in Fighting COVID: Face Lawsuits, or Let the Virus Spread

Only a few health departments in Wisconsin still have enforceable health orders as the virus has spread wildly and killed relentlessly.

Bartender James Martine talks with longtime patrons Mamie and Steve Detert of Waterloo at  Pedro's Mexican Restaurant in Madison at the end of September. Dane County announced Tuesday it is restricting all indoor gatherings. This new ordinance will not apply to restaurants, which will still be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Dane County Shuts Down Indoor Gatherings

Order comes as virus cases surge, deaths and hospitalizations climb.

A parent of children who attend Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Madison is seeking a ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court over a public health order that prevents third through 12th graders from in-person learning. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Private School Parent Wants Supreme Court to Rule on Dane County Order Requiring Virtual Learning

Order no longer allows third through 12th grades to meet for in-person instruction.