Stories tagged: "Kelli Engen"


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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.

Students and staff at Mondovi Middle & High School will have to wear masks starting Monday, Oct. 4. The Mondovi school board voted unanimously to require masks last week following the death of a student who had tested positive for COVID-19.  (Photo via Mondovi School District)
Most Wisconsin School Districts Aren’t Requiring Masks. There Are Already Outbreaks.

With school barely back in session, hundreds of kids and staff are already COVID-positive or quarantined across Wisconsin.

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‘Our Hopes Lie With All of You’: 500 Wisconsin Pediatricians Call on Schools to Require Masks

With the school year just around the corner and COVID-19 cases surging, medical experts say it’s key to require masks in schools.

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.

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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.