State officials estimate 25 percent of Wisconsin's child care centers preemptively closed amid social restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. That's left some 3,500 families working in jobs deemed essential struggling to find child care.
The state Department of Health Services announced 416 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide on March 23, as well as 7,050 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is encouraging residents who are concerned about being exposed to the new coronavirus to request an absentee ballot for the spring election and the presidential primary Tuesday, April 7.
Many grocery stores in Wisconsin are being cleaned out of bottled water, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and toilet paper as residents prepare for the possibility of staying home because of the new coronavirus.
Milwaukee has roughly 47,000 children that are under the age of 6, and half of these children don't have access to quality early childhood education, according to a report by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.