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July 22, 2020

COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Nursing Homes Increase With Community Spread

Eva Davis peaks with her daughters at a nursing home
Wisconsin is among 23 states considered coronavirus "hot spots" which saw an increase in COVID-19 cases at nursing homes and assisted living facilities as the virus continued to spread throughout communities in late June and early July, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation review of state data. Read more »

'I Want To Be Back In The Ballpark': Miller Park Workers Share Uncertainty Amid The Pandemic

Miller Park, Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers are set to host their first home game of the season in less than two weeks. Major League Baseball told teams not to welcome fans for at least the first two weeks of the 2020 season. Without fans a team official said the Brewers will need very few game day workers.   Read more »

Outbreak Wisconsin: 'It Doesn't Look Like There's An End In Sight To This'

Amy Moreland walking across the street
Madison bartender Amy Moreland, who has been out of work since mid-March, receives an extra $600 per week from the federal CARES Act stimulus package atop her $114 per week in state aid. But this federal benefit is set to expire at the end of this month, leaving Moreland and many other jobless Wisconsinites unsure about what’s next. Read more »

Focus Shifts To Cleanup After Blaze At Burnett Dairy

fire truck
Authorities said they believe a fire that broke out Monday night at Burnett Dairy Cooperative in Grantsburg was caused by a mechanical malfunction and began in the plant's boiler room. Read more »

For The First Time Ever, Wisconsin Surpasses 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases In 1 Day

A woman leans back in a car as her nose is swabbed for COVID-19
There were 1,117 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's the highest one-day total the state has seen since the pandemic began. There were 13 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Bipartisan Group To Promote In-Person And Mail-In Voting During Pandemic

Voters wearing masks
A bipartisan coalition of high-level Wisconsin politicians have launched an initiative to educate voters about in-person and mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Local Stay-At-Home Orders In Wisconsin

scales of justice
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging local governments' restrictions related to COVID-19. But the case could be revived. Read more »

Packers CEO Says Home Games Could See As Few as 10,000-12,000 Fans At Lambeau, If Any

Lambeau Field at night
Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says he expects the team's home games this season will have no more than 10,000-12,000 fans. That's assuming spectators are allowed at all.  Read more »
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