Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 6:05am
The Biden administration says some long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms can be considered a disability under federal law. That's welcome news to Wisconsinites who have been dealing with symptoms for months.
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 4:31pm
As students navigate their return to classrooms for a second pandemic school year, two Wisconsin technical colleges are trying to make the process easier. Milwaukee Area Technical College and Madison Area Technical College, also called Madison College, are forgiving about $10 million in student debt between them. The colleges are…
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 3:10pm
A GOP state lawmaker said he is "extremely frustrated" that WIAA will not let transfer students play sooner if they change schools due to virtual instruction.
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 11:00am
A new proposal in Milwaukee would require all city workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:35am
State and local health departments are assessing what they can do to slow a worrisome rise in COVID-19 infections after cases plummeted in the spring. With a false-sense of security, many localities scraped capacity limits and mask mandates — choices that may need to be reversed.
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:00am
Child care programs that watch kids before and after school are seeing more families interested as COVID-19 cases hover below last fall's peak, but programs are struggling to hire enough staff.
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 8:15am
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred decarceration efforts once seen as unthinkable, but advocates want more action.
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 6:56pm
Reporter Marisa Wojcik investigates the how the end of a federal moratorium on evictions during the pandemic could impact renters and landlords.
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 6:53pm
Laura Dresser, a labor economist and associate director of COWS at UW-Madison speaks to research about the relationship between federal unemployment benefits during the pandemic and the workforce.
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 6:50pm
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk discusses the updated masking guidelines issued by the CDC in response to the spreading Delta variant of COVID-19.
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:45pm
A sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases and alarming new data about the Delta variant's propensity to spread extremely quickly are prompting a renewed sense of urgency among public health officials in Wisconsin and the United States as political resistance to pandemic mitigation strategies like vaccinations, mask-wearing and routine testing…
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
In a reversal as the delta variant spreads across the U.S., the CDC now says fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in public indoor places where there is high transmission of COVID-19. We break down what the new guidance means and how you can navigate it responsibly.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 3:10pm
While the coronavirus swept across Wisconsin, an entrenched epidemic continued to exact its own deadly toll in communities across the state. Drug overdose deaths soared to record levels in Wisconsin in 2020 as social upheaval and isolation upended lives and disrupted life-saving social services. Primarily but not exclusively driven by…
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:20pm
A Republican state lawmaker plans to block the University of Wisconsin System from instituting COVID-19 protocols on campuses across the state.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:10am
Local government leaders in Wisconsin may face difficult decisions in the wake of new public health guidance that even some fully vaccinated people should mask up to fight COVID-19.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:10am
In light of recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some Wisconsin schools will move forward with mask requirements for all students, staff and teachers, while others have made them optional.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:55pm
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is asking people to wear a mask indoors in COVID-19 hotspots, regardless of vaccination status, aligning state guidelines with updated federal recommendations.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:00pm
After Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill to end the program, Wisconsin residents will continue to receive additional unemployment aid from the federal government. We look at Assembly Republicans' failed attempt to override the veto. We also check in on states that have stopped the enhanced payments.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 4:35pm
A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire Saturday. A Wisconsin housing policy expert explains what that may mean for you.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:45pm
Federal health officials have updated their guidance on masking, recommending everyone — including those vaccinated against COVID-19 — wear masks indoors in areas with high spread.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:10pm
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has tested positive for the coronavirus and is showing mild symptoms.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:20pm
About 1 in 10 Wisconsin residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 lives in Milwaukee, a figure that matches its proportion of the state's population, placing the city in the thick of the pandemic. Over the longer term, Milwaukee has endured deep challenges related to economic downswings and racial disparities.…
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 7:25am
Data from the University of Wisconsin System show that reports of students cheating on exams and assignments increased substantially at some of the state's universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Administrators say that's due to increased stress on students and the pivot to online learning.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:40am
As coronavirus cases creep upward in Wisconsin and surge in other parts of the country, like Missouri and Florida, private and public medical organizations are increasingly pushing for mandatory vaccinations among health care workers.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:25am
Assembly Republicans have failed their second attempt to eliminate extra federal money for unemployment benefit recipients in Wisconsin.
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
School districts around the nation are deciding whether to require students to wear masks when classes begin this fall. We look at the public health recommendations as well as how some states are prohibiting school districts from imposing mask mandates.
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 5:40am
Eviction rates in Wisconsin have been declining recently, according to state data, reaching their lowest level last month since May 2020. But those figures are expected to spike as the federal ban on evictions expires at the end of July.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:45pm
PBS Wisconsin reporter Will Kenneally examines additional funding for Milwaukee in the American Rescue Plan and how that aid will be implemented in the coming years.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:45pm
Dr. Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist and director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, discusses infections of the Delta variant of COVID-19 picking up speed, vaccinations and the spread of misinformation.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
What do rising numbers of new cases and the seven-day rolling average in Wisconsin tell us about where we're at in the pandemic at this point? We talk with an emergency medicine physician and UW Health Chief Quality Officer about what he's seeing.