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Wisconsinites spent much of Thursday examining the implications of Wednesday’s state Supreme Court ruling that struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ administration’s Safer at Home order to slow the spread of coronavirus. Among the biggest themes emerging: Wisconsin now has a patchwork of policies to address the pandemic, with some communities allowing businesses to instantly open and others enacting local orders that mirror Evers’ eviscerated policy. And some business owners still aren’t sure whether reopening is safe.
Today we highlight reporting by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal that answers key questions about what’s next for Wisconsin during the pandemic.
Some bars and restaurants are open in Wisconsin. Others have decided it’s still too risky. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin’s patchwork of stay-at-home orders by county — Wisconsin State Journal
Photos: Bars open after state Supreme Court strikes down safer-at-home order — USA Today Network-Wisconsin
Live coverage from USA Today-Wisconsin reporters
Live coverage from Wisconsin State Journal reporters
Data to note
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday reported 373 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, with 6.4% of tests coming back positive. The department reported 13 additional COVID-19 deaths, pushing the state’s total to 434 during the pandemic.
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Green Bay, De Pere grant and loan programs provide much-needed lifeline for local businesses — Green Bay Press Gazette
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