Physician assistants say state regulations limit their pandemic response — 3/25/20

A roundup of top news and information about Wisconsin’s response to the coronavirus

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Of note: Today we highlight our latest story in collaboration with Wisconsin Public Radio. Bram Sable-Smith, a WPR fellow embedded in the Wisconsin Watch newsroom, reports that physician assistants in the state are calling on Gov. Tony Evers to relax regulations that they say are preventing them from fully responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top stories 

Adam Carr / Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

The hallways may be empty, but teachers across the city are doing their best to keep their students engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin physician assistants want to ‘step up’ to fight coronavirus. State regulations may be getting in the way. Wisconsin Watch

City of Green Bay sues state officials to delay spring election and move it to mail over coronavirus concernsGreen Bay Press-Gazette

Milwaukee teachers go the virtual distance to keep students engagedMilwaukee Neighborhood News 

State cracks down on COVID-19 coronavirus-related price gougingWisconsin State Journal 

Helping hands, open hearts: How coronavirus is changing our daily livesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel 

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Government updates

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Gov. Tony Evers’ office

U.S. Centers and Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization 

Stat to note: 

Coronavirus could spread to more than 20,000 Wisconsinites, and 1,000 could die within two weeks if residents don’t follow Gov. Tony Evers orders to stay home, Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm told reporters Tuesday. She was citing research from Harvard University and Imperial College London, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Live updates 

Live blog from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today-Wisconsin reporters 

Latest coverage from Wisconsin State Journal reporters

Quotable

“We are trying to stay open and serve everybody because this is their home; it’s not fair if we get to go home and they don’t.”

Rashaun Rodgers, a program coordinator at Repairers of the Breach, a nonprofit that serves homeless people in Milwaukee, as quoted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Resilient Wisconsin

People helping others and showing resilience during this time of anxiety. Send suggestions by tagging us on social media — @wisconsinwatch — or emailing us: tips@wisconsinwatch.org.

Mental health resources you can use during COVID-19 (and beyond)Milwaukee Neighborhood News

Green Bay dishes out the love to local restaurants with acts of kindness, bigger tips, takeout ordersGreen Bay Press-Gazette

Unified special ed student keeps in touch through ‘wave-bys’ with teachers, friendsThe Journal Times

Wisconsin Watch Investigations Editor Jim Malewitz snapped this photo while walking his dog near Olbrich Park in Madison:

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