Nursing homes in Wisconsin reported that 294 residents had died of the disease caused by the coronavirus between Oct. 12 and Nov. 8, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
How ready is Northeast Wisconsin to distribute a vaccine once the FDA approves it? In our First Alert Investigation, we ask local health care providers about their plans to distribute, whether they have the storage capabilities and who determines which vaccines they receive.
As Action 2 News has previously reported, Governor Tony Evers and health officials are working to keep COVID-19 from spreading in Wisconsin, and Governor Evers has extended the mask mandate into January.
Wisconsin has surpassed another milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the Department of Health Services (DHS) reported another 51 deaths, causing the state to cross the 3,000 cumulative death mark.
A longtime volunteer at an animal sanctuary learned over the summer he has pancreatic cancer. Friends and family vowed to find a way to honor him, creating a room dedicated just to Dean Ekberg. They call it 'Dean's Walls of Wisdom,' and seeing it for the first time, brought him to tears.
Many therapists are noting increased need for mental health care in their communities. A Brown County nonprofit organization works to make sure people can access counseling regardless of their insurance or financial situation.