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The CDC eviction moratorium may end. What does that mean for Wisconsin?

by PrincessSafiya Byers, WisconsinWatch.orgMay 6, 2021 A version of this story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out the federal eviction moratorium, which could make it easier for landlords to kick out tenants behind in rent. Here are some things you should know: Wait. What happened Wednesday? […]

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Wisconsin’s multigenerational homes face higher COVID-19 risk

By Pratheek Rebala, April Simpson, Susan Ferriss and Taylor Johnston, The Center for Public Integrity Vanessa Swales, Wisconsin Watch For many years, Cassilyn Brown’s home in Madison has housed three generations, including her husband, three children and father-in-law. Since COVID-19 hit, her concerns about her family have grown as their multigenerational household works to stay […]

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Kenosha County, Grace Welcome Center Partnering in COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Effort

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Public Health and the Grace Welcome Center are working together on a neighborhood outreach effort to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved populations. Public Health employees and volunteers earlier this week staged a three-and-a-half-hour, walk-in clinic in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., Kenosha. Another […]

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Wisconsin has wasted few COVID-19 vaccine doses, data show

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch Wisconsin vaccine providers reported 2,247 wasted or spoiled doses of COVID-19 vaccine through February, state Department of Health Services records show. That’s less than 0.16% of the more than 1.4 million vaccine doses administered statewide during that same period. The figures track waste only from providers receiving doses from the […]

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How to Get a COVID-19 Shot in Wisconsin: Vaccine Hunters Share Tips

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch Robin Davis was thrilled to learn that Wisconsin deemed her family eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1. That offered hope that she and her children could soon safely venture outside their Milwaukee home. For the past year, the 56-year-old has mostly hunkered down with her son, 26, and daughter, […]

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Milwaukee VA lowers age threshold for COVID vaccinations to those 60 and older, offers Saturday walk-in clinic

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to include those enrolled veterans age 60 and older and is offering a walk-in clinic on Saturday, March 6.  Previously, the threshold had been ages 65 and older.  The medical center is reaching out directly to schedule appointments. Veterans using VEText will start seeing appointment requests via text message on their mobile devices beginning Tuesday, […]

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Racine County Jail reports no new COVID-19 cases for 18 days

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office has been COVID-19-free for 18 days, officials said in a press release issued Friday. That includes jail staff, contractors, volunteers, and inmates, according to the release. Public-facing sheriff’s office staff have been COVID-free for 42 days, according to the release. Jails and prisons report a higher infection rate for COVID-19. […]

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‘He shouldn’t have had to die’: COVID-19 infects half of Wisconsin inmates, five times the overall state rate

By Vanessa SwalesWisconsin Watch Calvin Johnson spent his final weeks at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution wracked in pandemic anxiety, a former cellmate recalled. He closely tracked COVID-19’s spread in and outside of the medium-security state prison — eyeing daily infection counts in surrounding Crawford County and across Wisconsin. Johnson, who grew up in Milwaukee and […]