Movement Trends Since Wisconsin Safer-At-Home, Governor Seeks To Increase Coronavirus Testing

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Julie Janke helps sort samples for different coronavirus tests
Julie Janke, a medical technologist at Principle Health Systems and SynerGene Laboratory, helps sort samples for different tests Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Houston. The company, which opened two new testing locations Tuesday, is now offering a new COVID-19 antibody test developed by Abbott Laboratories. David J. Phillip/AP Photo

Abiding by the Safer At Home restrictions, Wisconsinites have been traveling less. We look at data that shows how Wisconsin residents have and haven’t been moving over the past month. Then, testing is vital for the plans to reopen economies. We check in with the sate hygiene lab about their work testing for COVID-19.

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  • How Wisconsinites Have Altered Their Movement During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Cell phone data shows that Wisconsinites at first drastically limited their movement after Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order on March 25. But now, the data shows that quarantine fatigue may be setting in, as people have started to move around more. We talk with a WisContext reporter who looked at the data to find out how residents’ movements have changed over the past few months.

  • How State Hygiene Lab Expanded Its Testing

    The results of COVID-19 testing is a critical piece of plans outlined by state, federal and business leaders for reopening the economy. We learn more about the goals and challenges ahead for Wisconsin’s coronavirus testing.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Allen Bateman Guest