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Today we highlight the latest installment of our Outbreak Wisconsin collaboration with WPR, which chronicles people’s journeys through the coronavirus crisis. Reporter Jimmy Gutierrez checks in with Adija Greer-Smith. She owns the bakery Confectionately Yours, which can now operate at 50% capacity after Milwaukee County moved to a new phase in its reopening plan.
Greer-Smith, who kept her business shuttered for nearly three months of the pandemic, is experiencing a mix of feelings as she returns to baking and brings back staff.
“Am I excited? Well yeah, a little bit, because it will push some normalcy back into my life,” Greer-Smith said. “Every day baking and preparing for my customers. Am I concerned? Yeah a little bit of that, too.”
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Data to note
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday reported 845 new cases of COVID-19, with 6.7% of tests returning positive. The department reported five new deaths in a pandemic that has reportedly killed 814.
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