The state Department of Health Services announced March 26 that there are 707 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 11,583 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
The Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans say that now is not the time to question the emergency powers Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is using to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, saying those debates can wait for another day.
The governor's order that all nonessential businesses should close has created uncertainty about what exactly counts as an essential business. But with broad exemptions, a surprising number of businesses in Wisconsin are finding ways to stay open.