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 - 12:18pm
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 - 6:47pm
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.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:10pm
Following a yearlong delay, the 2020 Summer Olympics kicked off in Tokyo on July 23 with a subdued opening ceremony as rising COVID-19 case counts prompted Japanese authorities to forbid spectators. Just hours before on the other side of the globe, tens of thousands of revelers poured into downtown Milwaukee…
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 2:40pm
State, Milwaukee health officials say events that drew tens of thousands of people to city could result in Covid-19 uptick.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:00am
Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working to combine computer modeling and social science to design a more efficient and equitable vaccine delivery model for future pandemics.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:25pm
Data from the state Department of Health Services shows the average number of daily cases this week is almost three times higher than it was two weeks ago.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 10:45am
Natalie Brophy, Appleton Post-Crescent Patrick Neph is limiting reservations at his Green Bay steakhouse because he doesn’t have enough staff to serve a full house. Neph owns Republic Chophouse and the soon-to-open Mangiare, an Italian restaurant just down the street. Between the two eateries, he needs to hire 10…
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 5:25pm
Playing home games without spectators because of the pandemic caused the Green Bay Packers’ operating revenues to drop nearly 27 percent during the most recent fiscal year.
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 2:50pm
By Vanessa Swales, Wisconsin Watch Freda Young had to move quickly in November. A dispute with her upstairs neighbor made staying in her home unsafe, she said. The Milwaukee woman was juggling moving and caring for her daughter, who suffers from seizures. Three months had passed without an update…
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:15am
More workers are returning to the labor force in Wisconsin as the state continues to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:55am
The American Red Cross of Wisconsin needs more blood donations in La Crosse and Milwaukee as the number of elective surgeries and traumatic events rise.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Wisconsin’s jobless are mismatched on openings and skills or struggle with child care or transportation. Others are still waiting on unemployment aid.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
Wisconsin ranks 41st in the nation for per-person spending on public health, according to the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center. People hoped the pandemic would change that, but it didn't. Some people still think officials might come around.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 10:30am
Some renters in Milwaukee County say they have waited months to find out whether they qualified for thousands of dollars in emergency help to pay past-due rent, and some are still waiting.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:45am
As increased consumer demand continues from the pandemic, food industry experts say Wisconsin meat processors are still struggling to access financing and workforce needed to expand.
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 3:45pm
More students are graduating in nursing and related health fields in Wisconsin, but according to a new study's author, that won't be enough to deal with ongoing health care worker shortages.
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 11:10am
As the limits imposed by the pandemic slowly lift and life begins to feel a bit more like pre-pandemic times, some parents might be left wondering how to reset screen time boundaries that have largely been lax over the past 18 months. Pediatrician Natasha Burgert has some tips to share that could help.
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30am
For many who lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, funerals were out of the question. But as pandemic restrictions ease, some are trying to create space to mourn those losses. On Sunday, four churches in Madison did just that.
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:15am
With vaccines widely available, many Wisconsinites have been able to make summer plans more like the ones they did before the pandemic. But for families with members who can't get the vaccine, it can be tricky to understand what's safe.
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:10am
Wisconsin is investing millions in broadband after its importance was underscored during the pandemic when it allowed some people to work from home and students to attend school virtually. Spotty or slow internet took a toll on Wisconsin’s elderly population who relied on computers and smartphones for doctor’s appointments and socialization.
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 5:50am
Despite weeks of pressure from public education advocates and schools, the biennial budget Gov. Tony Evers signed into law Thursday falls roughly $800 million short of the governor’s proposed K-12 education budget.