Stories tagged: "wisconsin department of health services"


Harmful blue-green algae blooms, like this one seen on Lake Monona in Madison, are becoming more frequent along Lake Superior as climate change continues to make conditions right for the species to bloom. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
How Climate Change Is Causing Harmful Algae Blooms on Lake Superior

The blooms pose the biggest threat to children and pets, and they’re only becoming more common.

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.

Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at a Florida elementary school. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
DPI Hints That Schools Might Face Lawsuits If They Don’t Require Masks

Letter offers a thinly veiled warning about running amok of federal investigations into school mask bans and the Americans With Disabilities Act's equal education policy.

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New Data Shows the Risk Unvaccinated Wisconsinites Face as COVID Surges

Dashboard from the Department of Health Services compares infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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.

John Rosenow discusses the Cowsmo Compost business he operates and said doing that plus trying to operate his 800-acre dairy farm wouldn’t be possible without the help of the 20 employees who work for him. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
As New Vaccinations Decrease, Efforts Turn Toward Wisconsin Farm Workers

How farm owners and health officials are working to overcome vaccine hesitancy among farm employees.

Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) speaks ahead of the Wisconsin Senate's vote to pass the 2021-23 state budget. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Faced With Billions of New Dollars, GOP Lawmakers Make ‘Minimum Investments’ As Budget Goes to Evers’ Desk

Despite a massive, unexpected surplus, Republican lawmakers opted to spend the vast majority of the money on tax cuts. The ball is now in Evers’ court.