State Capitol Report: COVID-19 In Prisons, Vaccine Mandates

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Clouds and a blue sky are the backdrop for the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We find out how inmates and the state’s corrections facilities are handling the ongoing pandemic. Then, we hear about how healthcare employers are mandating that their employees get the coronavirus vaccine.

Featured in this Show

  • Check In On Wisconsin's Prisons

    We check in with Wisconsin’s secretary of corrections about how inmates are faring during the pandemic, what vaccination rates are and a new policy reducing the number of vendors that serve inmates.

  • Healthcare Systems Mandate Vaccine For Employees

    After the Medical Society of Wisconsin urged healthcare employers to mandate the vaccine for workers, we receive an update on vaccinations, infection rates and the Delta variant from their COVID-19 task force chair.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Kevin Carr Guest
  • Dr. David Letzer Guest