Frederica Freyberg is the anchor of PBS Wisconsin's Here & Now, a live weekly program that covers news concerning state issues and feature segments about matters in local communities throughout the state.
While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and one of the busiest tourist weekends in Wisconsin, 10 counties and seven of the state's 11 tribal communities have COVID-19 restrictions in place based on the state's overturned "Safer-at-Home" order.
Governor Tony Evers said he would no longer pursue a statewide COVID-19 response due to Republican objections. Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke discusses the governor's decision, actions by counties to manage the pandemic, and disbursing federal coronavirus aid.
As Wisconsin heads into a busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, UW-Madison Department of Population Health Sciences professor emeritus Patrick Remington discusses the safest activities are for state residents as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Governor Tony Evers' administration changed course and stopped pushing for a statewide response to COVID-19. The governor discusses how the state is using the $2 billion in federal coronavirus aid and the partisan politics of the pandemic.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has issued suggested best practices for businesses when they reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. WEDC Secretary-designee and CEO Missy Hughes discusses the purpose and scope of these guidelines.
After counties implemented local COVID-19 regulations and advisories when the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the statewide stay-at-home order, Dane County announced it will loosen its restrictions after Memorial Day.
While many businesses started to reopen under new rules loosening Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, a state Supreme Court decision removes any statewide restrictions. Governor Tony Evers discusses the ruling, his administration's new proposal and working with legislative Republicans.
As Wisconsin moves forward without a statewide COVID-19 order, healthcare workers stay the course. UW Hospital medical director of infection control Dr. Nasia Safdar discusses the effects of the "Safer at Home" policy and how Wisconsinites can prepare for the next stage of the pandemic.
With the Wisconsin Supreme Court striking down the extension of the statewide "Safer at Home" order, the authority to implement new rules to combat the spread of COVID-19 now rests with county public health officials.