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April 8, 2021

DHS Official: 'We Really Must Take Action' As COVID-19 Variants Spread

A woman with a sleeve pushed up looks away as she receives a vaccine.
There were 1,046 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 14 new deaths. Read more »

Wisconsin GOP Plans For Latest Federal Relief Money May Not Be Allowed

Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda
GOP lawmakers forged ahead Wednesday with proposals to spend billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 recovery aid headed to Wisconsin even as a new nonpartisan analysis found some of their plans may run afoul of federal guidelines. Read more »

UW Students Who Get Vaccinated Will Be Exempt From COVID-19 Testing Requirements

A student in a face mask rolls a blue bin filled with belongings
UW System students vaccinated against COVID-19 won't have to undergo regular testing following a directive from interim-president Tommy Thompson. Read more »

Wisconsin Business Owners Say Federal Stimulus Can Help Them Build Post-Pandemic Futures

Hinterland Brewery and Restaurant in Green Bay
Leaders of Wisconsin businesses in hard-hit sectors say the millions in federal aid set to be distributed is a chance to help them recover from the pandemic's effects and make lasting changes in their industries.  Read more »
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