Wisconsin has seen dozens of protests against police brutality and racial injustice across the state. Many policymakers are looking for ways to respond to the issues raised by protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Protesters in Wisconsin clashed with police for a second night on May 31. Following peaceful protests during the day, there was widespread looting and property damage across some of the state's largest cities.
After shutting down many services and postponing all but the most urgent procedures for two months or more, hospitals across Wisconsin have begun the process of opening back up. For rural hospitals in particular, managing the process of reopening is both fraught and necessary.