In anticipation of Thanksgiving, Public Health Madison and Dane County announced today a new public health order. The order restricts outdoor mass gatherings down to 10 people maximum, and prohibits all indoor mass gatherings, including multi-household gatherings for Thanksgiving. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway acknowledged the difficult sacrifice she was asking of residents, but underlined its necessity. […]
The coronavirus continues to rage across Wisconsin because of community spread. Sometimes people don’t know they have the virus and spread it to others accidentally. Here’s “COVID Diary Part Two” from WORT reporter Helena White and her husband Eugene, regarding the other scenario of community spread.
Governor Evers announced today that some Wisconsinites can now be tested for COVID-19 from the comfort of their vehicles, for free. Beginning today, two new community testing sites run by the state National Guard in Milwaukee and Madison will offer tests for anyone with, or without, any symptoms of COVID-19. The test will not indicate […]
The Ohio-based science and tech company, Battelle has set up a system in Madison to decontaminate N95 respirator masks worn by all of Wisconsin’s medical professionals. The facility will be able to clean 80 thousand masks a day. Once it’s up and running, hospitals and doctor’s offices across Wisconsin can send their used N95 masks […]
Kathleen Johnson has been following the coronavirus outbreak closely from her Madison home. Like plenty of other people, she’s constantly heard about how central ventilators are to treating patients with COVID-19. And she had a question for hospitals and health officials she was hoping WORT could help answer. “If it came to it, how would […]
Friday’s in-person protests at the capitol building saw hundreds turn out to protest Governor Evers’ safer at home extension. The protesters said that, by keeping the state closed, Governor Evers is furthering the state’s economic woes. Protesters also argued that the governor was overstepping his constitutional authority. Attendees also pointed to a lack of cases […]