Public health officials are urging people to act individually to help keep COVID-19 at bay. They're reminding people to continue washing their hands and to stay at least 6 feet away from others. And there's also a push for people to cover their face in public places like buses and stores.
As state officials look for signs of whether it's safe to reopen Wisconsin, they hope increases in testing will provide data on how the new coronavirus is spreading, and if its spread is indeed slowing down.
During a government meeting on May 7, it was noted that unlike health care providers, many businesses don’t have experience on how to best contain infectious diseases in the workplace, especially an outbreak where many of the facts are still developing.
A federal government study, which will include roughly 300 families from Wisconsin, hopes to answer questions about how many children get infected, whether they develop symptoms and how it affects those with asthma.
On April 27, Gov. Tony Evers issued an emergency order that allows certain "nonessential businesses" to do curbside drop-off of goods and animals. This will allow businesses like dog groomers, small engine repair shops, upholstery businesses, and others to open.