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When the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week ended the state’s Safer at Home policy to slow COVID-19, it did not end the pandemic itself. And that has left many Wisconsinites with questions about how to safely navigate the reopening of businesses and other parts of society.
Today we highlight a story by David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal. He spoke to experts to gauge the risk of a range of activities, from dining in a restaurant to getting a haircut.
With Wisconsin’s COVID-19 rules relaxing, what activities are safe? Here’s a FAQ —Wisconsin State Journal
Questions linger as new research suggests election was linked to rise in coronavirus cases — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sweeping lawsuit seeks to have absentee ballot requests sent to all Wisconsin voters — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Madison postal workers march on along routes despite health, financial uncertainty — Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics — Associated Press
COVID-19 outbreak at Holton Manor doesn’t stop Elkhorn students from working — The Gazette (Janesville)
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Data to note
After spending weeks near the top of The New York Times’ list of fastest-growing COVID-19 hotspots, the Green Bay metro area has moved to the newspaper’s list of communities where “there may be good news ahead.” Green Bay ranks behind just six communities where new COVID-19 cases are declining the most. Green Bay had 124 fewer new cases this week compared to a week ago.
“The places on this list are not necessarily those where the outbreak is no longer severe. But sustained decreases in new cases and deaths are signs that a place is going in the right direction,” the Times reported.
But Racine on Monday was the country’s eighth fastest growing COVID-19 hotspot, with 582 recent cases that were on pace to double every 11.2 days, according to the newspaper.
For a statewide look at testing trends, see these visualizations from our partners at WisContext.
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Feeding residents and keeping businesses afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic — Wisconsin State Journal
Future teachers adapting in strange times — Kenosha News
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