Wisconsin National Guard Continues COVID-19 Testing Throughout the State

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams continue testing across the state at a number of regional community-based testing sites. Teams have collected a cumulative total of over one million specimens since April 2020 at community-based testing sites and institutional-based testing missions.  The Wisconsin National Guard’s collection activities support the Wisconsin Department of […]

Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Wisconsin Awarded $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson today announced that Wisconsin was awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal, totaling $30 million over the next three years. Wisconsin previously received a $10 million PDG B-5 Planning Grant. That one-year funding helped the […]

City to Allow Schools Reopening, Higher Capacities in Businesses

RACINE – The City of Racine is revising its “Safer Racine” ordinance to allow schools to reopen buildings and increase the capacity limits on retail stores, bars, restaurants, and indoor recreation facilities. The revisions, released Monday by Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie Kay Bowersox, will allow all public and private school buildings within the City […]

Wisconsin caucuses pose thorny safety issues during pandemic

By Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. Every January across Wisconsin, some towns and villages hold time-honored, in-person caucuses to nominate candidates for local offices. Residents gather in town or village halls, schools, and other community spaces to […]

Wisconsin’s nonvoters could be a powerful bloc — but barriers, disillusionment stand in the way

By Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. When Angela Lang reflects on the thousands of conversations she and other members of her community organization, BLOC, have had with Milwaukee residents, one floats to the top of her mind. Angela […]

State begins COVID-19 vaccinations at skilled nursing facilities

MADISON ⏤ Vaccinations are officially underway at Wisconsin’s skilled nursing facilities thanks to a private-public partnership with pharmacies. On Monday, residents and staff at such facilities in the state started receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccinations were part of the state’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for Long-Term Care. The program is a private-public partnership […]

Midwest states collaborate on pandemic response, highway safety

Midwestern states have been collaborating on a variety of transportation issues, from the future of vehicle technology to their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts, led by the Mid America Association of Transportation Officials (MAASTO), are the topic of a special three-part series of Transportation Connects Us, the official podcast of the Wisconsin Department […]