Gov. Tony Evers has reiterated his disappointment at a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that struck down his administration's "Safer at Home" order. With it invalidated, county public health officers are now effectively in charge of the state's COVID-19 response.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has started releasing the names of skilled nursing homes with current COVID-19 investigations. The agency lists 38 active investigations, with a cluster in the southeastern part of the state.
As the state continues to increase COVID-19 testing, the Wisconsin National Guard will provide 25 teams to help the effort. Guard members will also help fill a shortage of poll workers in the 7th Congressional District special election.
Wisconsin retailers will be able to reopen to five customers at a time under a new order from the Evers administration. The governor said the goal was to allow small businesses to “safely get back to work."
A plan proposed for the University of Wisconsin System would consolidate duplicate academic major programs and share services such as information technology and human resources across campuses, except for UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.