Wisconsin Watch is a nonprofit newsroom that focuses on government integrity and quality of life issues, and we always provide our news for free.
You can read all of our coronavirus/COVID-19 coverage by signing up for our Wisconsin COVID-19 Update newsletter, and please consider becoming a member to support our nonprofit journalism.
Gov. Tony Evers has repeatedly said that restarting Wisconsin’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic should be more like “turning a dial than flipping a switch.” On Monday Evers announced an order that he said “turns the dial a notch.” It allows “nonessential” businesses like pet groomers, and small engine repair shops to offer curbside drop offs of goods and animals. The order also allows rentals of outdoor recreational vehicles, and self-service car washes may operate.
The Wisconsin State Journal has the full story on the order, which comes three days after an estimated 1,500 people assembled at the Capitol in protest of the Safer at Home order that Evers extended to May 26.
We also highlight the latest installment of our Outbreak Wisconsin collaboration with WPR. Listen to the story of Madison bartender Amy Moreland as she navigates the pandemic that upended her life.
Tony Evers eases restrictions on businesses like dog groomers and outdoor recreation rentals — Wisconsin State Journal
Outbreak Wisconsin: Introducing Amy Moreland, Madison bartender — WPR/Wisconsin Watch
Brown County seemed a step ahead of the coronavirus; suddenly, it wasn’t — Green Bay Press-Gazette
Spurred by COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth becomes mainstream at Madison clinics, hospitals — Wisconsin State Journal
What are we missing? And how are you coping? Help us provide critical information and accountability by filling out this form or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.[ad number=”1″]
Live coverage from USA Today-Wisconsin reporters
Live coverage from Wisconsin State Journal reporters
Data to note
From our partners at WisContext:
People helping others and showing resilience during this time of anxiety. Send suggestions by tagging us on social media — @wisconsinwatch — or emailing us: email@example.com.
Neighbors helping neighbors: Metcalfe Park Community Bridges provides resources to 2,000 residents — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Generosity fueling local food pantry — Kenosha News
Someone made an RC COVID-19 virus particle and they’re driving it around the crowds of protesters in Madison. from r/wisconsin//embed.redditmedia.com/widgets/platform.js
Access to some stories listed in the Wisconsin COVID-19 Update may be limited to subscribers of the news organizations that produced them. We urge our readers to consider supporting these important news outlets by subscribing.