Health

Deadly global pandemics are rare enough to motivate widespread attention when they emerge, but people around the world face the threat of seasonal influenza every year.
Tracking data related to the pandemic can help clarify this torrent of information. Here are several visualizations that depict the impacts of COVID-19 across Wisconsin.
For people in Wisconsin who are interested in better understanding the pandemic, how it spreads and the ways they can protect themselves and their families, here are explanations for common questions and additional information about COVID-19 resources.
Significant numbers of Milwaukee voters were dissuaded from voting on April 7 by the sharp reduction in polling places and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic — with the biggest effects seen among Black voters, according to a study from the Brennan Center for Justice.
In the early 1980s, a new mysterious malady captured the attention of public health professionals. Initially labeled GRID, these clusters of illnesses seemed to largely be an issue only on the East and West coasts. But Wisconsin's government was taking action.
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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released guidance or how K-12 schools across the state will be able to reopen facilities for the 2020-21 school year as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Wisconsin communities.
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In 15 years of work at the JBS Packerland beef plant in Green Bay, Guadalupe Paez said he didn't take more than 10 sick days. But, on March 10 he was feeling very sick.
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The Wisconsin Elections Commission gave final approval to send absentee ballot requests to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters in advance of the fall 2020 election.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced plans to reopen campus to students and staff for the fall 2020 semester.
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced two studies to evaluate the spread of COVID-19 in the state, using antibody and wastewater testing.