At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, football Saturdays usually mean large crowds, packed bars, and a football stadium full of thousands of fans. But this year will be markedly different. Courtney Degen spoke to public health authorities, neighborhood leaders & a bar owner about what Badger football looks like in the pandemic era.
Small business owners have seen a slow but steady flow of customers since Dane County loosened restrictions in early June in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic -- and some have been able to adapt, while others haven't.
With modified options such as operating under reduced hours, offering curbside pickups and focusing on take-out, small business owners on Monroe Street have responded to a changing economic environment making efforts to balance out public health protocols and their footing in the business.
MMSD will remain all virtual through Jan. 22, 2021, Scott Girard, Capital Times, Oct. 17. COVID-19
Dane County reports 142 new cases as WDSS system goes offline through 10/19, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Oct. 17.
“It took 172 years to have a Black woman serving in this place in history and so I don’t take that for granted,” Nia Trammell said. Trammell is the first Black woman to serve as a judge outside of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths as cases surge, Associated Press, Oct. 11. Dane County reports 201 new cases as hospitalizations continue to grow, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Oct. 10. Wisconsin hospitals, businesses, team up on campaign to stop COVID-19 spread, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct.
In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, a new Madison-based nonprofit startup is working to bridge the widening achievement gap due to the current global pandemic. On September 14, Pandemic Learning Tutors service, launched its tutoring service and has already begun recruiting and working with students in Dane county.
Another record setting day: 2,892 new cases, 692 hospitalized–both highest ever–and 19 more deaths reported, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 3; Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 cases in a single day, Associated Press, Oct. 3. After testing positive for COVID-19, Ron Johnson says he's still against mask mandates, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Oct. 3.