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As COVID-19 spreads, so do conspiracy theories. A Wisconsin professor teaches ways to confront them.

Ajay Sethi, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of its Master of Public Health program, studies the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and measles. He also studies the spread of public health conspiracies, which can quickly unravel the progress achieved by researchers. Conspiracies in Public Health, a popular course taught […]

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UW-Parkside Archives Announces COVID-19 Documentation Project

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Archives has announced that it will be documenting the experiences of Parkside students, staff, and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently accepting contributions. As part of this project, staff will be collecting photographs, videos, audio recordings, digital art, and other digital documentation detailing how the Parkside campus community has […]

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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Takes a Community-Wide Effort

The Racine area continues to see large daily increases in new COVID-19 cases. While it is reaching all parts of the community, the COVID-19 Pandemic is disproportionately affecting minority populations and communities of colors in the City of Racine and Villages of Elmwood Park and Wind Point. Nearly 40% of cases report being of Hispanic […]

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Gov. Evers Continues to Expand Community Testing Programs, Announces New Online Tool

MADISON —​Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a new online resource that makes it easier for the public to access testing sites throughout the state. This searchable map, available here, provides Wisconsinites with testing site locations, contact information, hours of operation, and guidance on how to schedule an […]

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UW-Parkside Announces Summer Staffing Plans

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has announced staffing plans for the summer 2020 semester, including temporary furloughs, as a result of fiscal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. UW-Parkside notified employees of intermittent, consecutive-day, and workload-reduction furloughs aligned with UW System policy that will impact 300 staff.  During the summer semester, UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford will […]

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Milwaukee Law Firm Announces Grocery Giveaway for Families in SE Wisconsin

Gendlin, Liverman & Rymer, a Milwaukee based law firm serving all of southeastern Wisconsin, announced today the beginning of their “Giving Back” campaign which aims to help families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Beginning today, 20 southeast Wisconsin families will be selected each week throughout the month of May to receive a $50 grocery gift […]

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DATCP Conducts More Than 1,100 Food Safety Checks Throughout Wisconsin

To ensure a secure food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) over the last six weeks has conducted more than 1,100 food safety checks with restaurants, manufacturers and retailers to resolve issues and reinforce best practices. To comply with the state’s restrictions on nonessential travel, […]

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Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Reopen Several State Parks and Forests with Special Conditions

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to re-open several state parks, forests, and recreational areas originally closed due to unprecedented crowds and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health.The DNR will reopen 34 state parks and forests on May 1, 2020, under special conditions to help minimize overcrowding, […]