Stories tagged: "Kelli Engen"

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.

Medical personnel at a COVID-19 medical screening annex at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Wisconsin Sets New Single-Day COVID Record: 6,141 Cases

Health officials say too many refusing to wear masks, maintain social distancing guidelines.

contact tracing wisconsin
Steep Rise in COVID Cases Posing Difficulties for Contact Tracers

As cases continue to rise and large gatherings become more frequent, total contacts have grown considerably, taxing available staff to do that work, county health officers said.

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.

Wisconsin National Guard members Sgt. John Clark, left, and Spc. Madeline Westrick gather samples at a drive-up COVID-19 testing site near Baraboo on April 29. The guard continues to play a key role by running free testing sites across the state as cases surge. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Record Day: 845 New COVID Cases

The number of COVID-19 cases has grown more by 18,000 since end of May.

COVID in Wisconsin: A Patchwork of Local Rules Being Ignored by Many
Wisconsin’s Patchwork of Local COVID Rules Ignored by Many

County health officials say state Supreme Court empowered many to engage in activities leading to a recent spike in cases.