A new deal will save the $70 million in federal dollars the state stood to lose following the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that struck down the Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency order that included the mask mandate.
Legislation is circulating in the State Legislature aimed at protecting people who don’t want the vaccine. The State Assembly has passed a bill that would stop businesses from requiring employees to get vaccinated.
State health officials are reminding Wisconsinites that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, adding that people who do not have a valid ID or insurance cannot be turned away to get their free shot.
University of Wisconsin students who get vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly for the virus under a policy that interim President Tommy Thompson calls an incentive to bolster vaccination rates on campus.
Nearly 80% of teachers, school staff and childcare workers nationwide have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy has died of complications caused by the coronavirus. It’s the first reported pediatric death caused by the virus in Milwaukee.