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Of note: Today we highlight a story by Cary Spivak and Mary Spicuzza of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. They report on Gov. Tony Evers’ order to halt evictions and home foreclosures during a time when Wisconsinites have been ordered to mostly stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As Wisconsin’s coronavirus outbreak worsens, Gov. Tony Evers announces a statewide ban on evictions and foreclosures — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
‘There’s no words’: families separated, memorials postponed as health emergency hits mourning rituals — Wisconsin State Journal
25 percent of state child care centers closed due to COVID-19 — Wisconsin Public Radio
With Madison hospitals seeing more COVID-19 patients, experimental treatments being tried — Wisconsin State Journal
Stop congregating outside, Wisconsin, or we’ll lose that, too. Chicago’s mayor closed parks, it could happen here. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4 bright spots amid the gloom of coronavirus — The New York Times
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Stats to note:
The U.S. Conference of Mayors over the past week surveyed cities about their needs for vital protective equipment and supplies during the pandemic. Responses came from 213 cities across 41 states and Puerto Rico. The survey showed:
- 91.5% of the cities do not have an adequate supply of face masks for their first responders (including police, fire, and EMTs) and medical personnel.
- 88.2% do not have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) other than face masks to protect these workers.
- 92.1% do not have an adequate supply of test kits.
- 85% do not have an adequate supply of ventilators for use by health facilities in their city or area.
- 62.4% have not received emergency equipment or supplies from their state.
- Of those receiving help from their state, 84.6% say it is not adequate to meet their needs.
Participating Wisconsin cities included Brookfield, Green Bay, Greenfield, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Racine.
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New Richmond distillery makes sanitizer amid pandemic — Leader-Telegram
Door County businesses chip in to adapt to new reality — Door County Pulse
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