Last month, with pandemic closures on the horizon, the Wisconsin Humane Society put out a call for people to clear out its shelters. From Sunday, March 15 to the following Friday, its Milwaukee and Green Bay locations adopted and fostered out 319 pets, clearing out every available animal.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on April 10. It argued that older people and people with preexisting health conditions should get priority for release, and releasing them would reduce prison populations and allow for more social distancing within prisons.
A little more than two weeks after Wisconsin's April 7 election went forward with in-person voting, 19 voters and poll workers who participated have tested positive for COVID-19, although where they were exposed to the disease remains uncertain.
Social distancing requirements are disrupting ceremonies for Easter, Passover and Ramadan, and religious congregations around Wisconsin are turning to livestreams and video chats to hold their high holidays.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has hired more than 120 workers in the last few weeks to help local public health departments track down people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 on Election Day.