Wausau’s Transit Commission voted 3-2 in favor of recommending to the city council to increase the maximum number of passengers allowed on city buses if the Wausau School District goes back to in-person learning.
Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.
AstraZeneca’s suspension of final testing of its potential COVID-19 vaccine while it investigates a volunteer’s illness shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in developing the shots, the chief of the National Institutes of Health told Congress on Wednesday.
On Friday, Wisconsin’s Department of Health services reported 1,498 new cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, but later explained on Facebook that a problem with laboratory test reporting was to blame for the numbers being so high.
Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services reported 537 new positive cases of COVID-19 along with 4,562 negative cases, bringing the percent positive of those tested Sunday up to 10.5%, the seven-day average now at 8.3%.
Prevea Health President and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai weighs in on that and what it means for people in Wisconsin, and discusses what the outbreak at Green Bay Correctional Institution means for our community.
After COVID-19 precautions lead to a beef shortage throughout the United States leading to high cost and demand, experts in the industry say prices are back to a level that can make customers and retailers happy.
During Wednesday’s Department of Health Services COVID-19 press briefing, health officials explained it’s too early to tell whether the mask mandate, which took effect August 1, has had a positive impact on the number of cases reported in Wisconsin.
Portage County and Marathon County are setting up an online reporting system to report mask mandate violations. Lincoln County is also considering one. That makes four counties- Portage, Marathon, Lincoln, and Clark-- in central Wisconsin who are creating, have created, or are considering an online reporting system.
As universities across the nation prepare to begin classes for the Fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UW System announced Thursday it will be implementing a new plan thanks to funding from the Federal CARES Act and an allocation of approximately $32-million from the office of Governor Tony Evers.