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Today we highlight stories in which local and national experts warn that some form of social distancing may need to continue for weeks, months — even years — to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay. Meanwhile, Gov. Tony Evers signals that his Safer at Home order closing schools and non-essential businesses and services — scheduled to end April 24 — will likely be extended.
State may have seen COVID-19 peak without big surge, but officials say risk remains — Wisconsin State Journal
Computer modeling shows social distancing might be needed into 2022 to avoid coronavirus resurgence —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tony Evers plans to sign ‘imperfect’ COVID-19 response package — Wisconsin State Journal
Making a difference: Madison makers build safety equipment for frontlines of COVID-19 fight — The Cap Times
In neighboring Iowa, golf courses are still open and at least some of them are welcoming Wisconsin golfers — Wisconsin Golf
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La Crosse Distilling Co. distributing hand sanitizer across Wisconsin — La Crosse Tribune
He’s back: Madison man who made viral coronavirus music video out with sequel — Wisconsin State Journal
The Wisconsin Historical Society is operating the COVID-19 Poster Project in which state artists produce public service posters. This poster was created by Keegan Onefoot-Wenkman of Madison.
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