Stories tagged: "Lieske Giese"


A homeless man sleeps in a chair Sunday evening in the entrance to Sojourner House homeless shelter in Eau Claire. Continued coronavirus outbreaks among people who stay at the shelter and staff who work there are prompting concerns about whether the shelter will remain open this winter. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
COVID Is Hammering Homeless Shelters Just as Winter Nears

Occupants of an Eau Claire shelter are under quarantine, a GoFundMe account is keeping a shelter afloat in Menominee, and capacity has dropped more than 30% at one Milwaukee shelter.

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.

Jane Tannis, a resident at Oakwood Health Services in Altoona, celebrates her 76th birthday with Paul Chmelik, who is part of her care team. Both Tannis and Chmelik tested positive for COVID-19 this week. (Photo courtesy of Keri Teigen)
Daughter Will ‘Wait and Pray’ After Mom Tests Positive for COVID in Nursing Home

COVID-19 cases on the rise in long-term care facilities, with 430 active investigations underway.

Visitors to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison in July are seen wearing face masks. Health experts continue to stress the need to wear face masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo © Andy Manis)
New Coronavirus Cases Top 2,500 in Wisconsin Friday

Rural health officials urges residents to take spread of coronavirus seriously, use precautions.

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.

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.

Wisconsin Needs to Hire 1,000 Contact Tracers. It Got 4,500 Applications.
Wisconsin to Hire 1,000 Contact Tracers from 4,500 Applicants

‘Testing without tracing is ineffective,’ say health care officials.