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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
Through the lens: Wisconsin’s rally against Safer at Home highlights political and cultural wars — Wisconsin Watch
Brown County seemed a step ahead of the coronavirus; suddenly, it wasn’t — Green Bay Press-Gazette
As residents at Milwaukee County nursing homes contracted and died of coronavirus, administrators and local officials kept it to themselves — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin companies tried to snap up small-business relief loans before the money ran out. Some were left waiting. — Green Bay Press-Gazette
Spurred by COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth becomes mainstream at Madison clinics, hospitals — Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin’s rural communities have few COVID-19 cases. Some say they should reopen sooner. — WPR
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Neighbors helping neighbors: Metcalfe Park Community Bridges provides resources to 2,000 residents — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Generosity fueling local food pantry — Kenosha News
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