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COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin
COVID-19 Prevalence in Wisconsin by county.svg
Map of the outbreak in Wisconsin by confirmed infections per 100,000 people (as of June 1)
  1000+ confirmed infected
  500 - 1000 confirmed infected
  100 - 500 confirmed infected
  20 - 100 confirmed infected
  0 - 20 confirmed infected
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationWisconsin, U.S.
Index caseMadison
Arrival dateFebruary 5, 2020
Confirmed cases18,543
Hospitalized cases402 (current)
2,603 (cumulative)
Critical cases136 (current)
586 (cumulative)
Ventilator cases320 (current)
Deaths
595
Government website
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Wisconsin in February 2020.[1] As of June 1, Wisconsin has reported 18,543 confirmed cases of and 595 deaths from COVID-19.[1]. Over the past two weeks the seven day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has increased from 325 to 423 cases per day.[1]

COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, United States  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases

Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Last 15 days Last 15 days

Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-02-05
1 0
...
1 0
2020-03-09
2(+1/+100.0%) 0
2020-03-10
3(+1/+50.0%) 0
2020-03-11
6(+3/+100.0%) 0
2020-03-12
8(+2/+33.3%) 0
2020-03-13
19(+11/+137.5%) 0
2020-03-14
27(+8/+42.1%) 0
2020-03-15
33(+6/+22.2%) 0
2020-03-16
47(+14/+42.4%) 0
2020-03-17
72(+25/+53.2%) 0
2020-03-18
106(+34/+47.2%) 0
2020-03-19
155(+49/+46.2%) 2(+2)
2020-03-20
206(+51/+32.9%) 3(+1/+50.0%)
2020-03-21
281(+75/+36.4%) 4(+1/+33.3%)
2020-03-22
381(+100/+35.6%) 4(+0/+0.0%)
2020-03-23
416(+35/+9.2%) 5(+1/+25.0%)
2020-03-24
457(+41/+9.9%) 5(+0/+0.0%)
2020-03-25
585(+128/+28.0%) 6(+1/+20.0%)
2020-03-26
707(+122/+20.9%) 8(+2/+33.3%)
2020-03-27
842(+135/+19.1%) 13(+5/+62.5%)
2020-03-28
989(+147/+17.5%) 13(+0/+0.0%)
2020-03-29
1,112(+123/+12.4%) 13(+0/+0.0%)
2020-03-30
1,221(+109/+9.8%) 14(+1/+7.7%)
2020-03-31
1,351(+130/+10.6%) 16(+2/+14.3%)
2020-04-01
1,550(+199/+14.7%) 24(+8/+50.0%)
2020-04-02
1,730(+180/+11.6%) 31(+7/+29.2%)
2020-04-03
1,916(+186/+10.8%) 37(+6/+19.4%)
2020-04-04
2,112(+196/+10.2%) 56(+19/+51.4%)
2020-04-05
2,267(+155/+7.3%) 68(+12/+21.4%)
2020-04-06
2,440(+173/+7.6%) 77(+9/+13.2%)
2020-04-07
2,578(+138/+5.7%) 92(+15/+19.5%)
2020-04-08
2,756(+178/+6.9%) 99(+7/+7.6%)
2020-04-09
2,885(+129/+4.7%) 111(+12/+12.1%)
2020-04-10
3,068(+183/+6.3%) 128(+17/+15.3%)
2020-04-11
3,213(+145/+4.7%) 137(+9/+7.0%)
2020-04-12
3,341(+128/+4.0%) 144(+7/+5.1%)
2020-04-13
3,428(+87/+2.6%) 154(+10/+6.9%)
2020-04-14
3,555(+127/+3.7%) 170(+16/+10.4%)
2020-04-15
3,721(+166/+4.7%) 182(+12/+7.1%)
2020-04-16
3,875(+154/+4.1%) 197(+15/+8.2%)
2020-04-17
4,045(+170/+4.4%) 205(+8/+4.1%)
2020-04-18
4,199(+154/+3.8%) 211(+6/+2.4%)
2020-04-19
4,346(+147/+3.5%) 220(+9/+4.3%)
2020-04-20
4,499(+153/+3.5%) 230(+10/4.5%)
2020-04-21
4,620(+121/+2.7%) 242(+12/5.2%)
2020-04-22
4,845(+225/+4.9%) 246(+4/1.7%)
2020-04-23
5,052(+207/+4.3%) 257(+11/4.5%)
2020-04-24
5,356(+304/+6.0%) 262(+5/1.9%)
2020-04-25
5,687(+331/+6.2%) 266(+4/1.5%)
2020-04-26
5,911(+224/+3.9%) 272(+6/2.3%)
2020-04-27
6,081(+170/+2.9%) 281(+9/3.3%)
2020-04-28
6,289(+208/+3.4%) 300(+19/6.8%)
2020-04-29
6,520(+231/+3.7%) 308(+8/2.7%)
2020-04-30
6,854(+334/+5.1%) 316(+8/2.6%)
2020-05-01
7,314(+460/+6.7%) 327(+11/3.5%)
2020-05-02
7,660(+346/+4.7%) 334(+7/2.1%)
2020-05-03
7,964(+304/+4.0%) 339(+5/1.5%)
2020-05-04
8,236(+272/+3.4%) 340(+1/0.3%)
2020-05-05
8,566(+330/+4.0%) 353(+13/3.8%)
2020-05-06
8,901(+335/+3.9%) 362(+9/2.5%)
2020-05-07
9,215(+314/+3.5%) 374(+12/3.3%)
2020-05-08
9,590(+375/+4.1%) 384(+10/2.7%)
2020-05-09
9,939(+349/+3.6%) 398(+14/3.6%)
2020-05-10
10,219(+280/+2.8%) 400(+2/0.5%)
2020-05-11
10,417(+198/+1.9%) 409(+9/2.3%)
2020-05-12
10,611(+193/+1.9%) 418(+9/2.2%)
2020-05-13
10,902(+291/+2.7%) 421(+3/0.7%)
2020-05-14
11,275(+373/+3.4%) 434(+13/3.1%)
2020-05-15
11,685(+410/+3.6%) 445(+11/2.5%)
2020-05-16
12,187(+502/+4.3%) 453(+8/1.8%)
2020-05-17
12,543(+356/+2.9%) 453(+0/0%)
2020-05-18
12,687(+144/+1.1%) 459(+6/1.3%)
2020-05-19
12,885(+198/+1.6%) 467(+8/1.7%)
2020-05-20
13,413(+528/+4.1%) 481(+14/3.0%)
2020-05-21
13,885(+472/+3.5%) 487(+6/1.2%)
2020-05-22
14,396(+511/+3.7%) 496(+9/1.8%)
2020-05-23
14,877(+481/+3.3%) 507(+11/2.2%)
2020-05-24
15,277(+400/+2.7%) 510(+3/0.6%)
2020-05-25
15,584(+307/+2.0%) 514(+4/0.8%)
2020-05-26
15,863(+279/+1.8%) 517(+3/0.6%)
2020-05-27
16,462(+599/+3.8%) 539(+22/4.3%)
2020-05-28
16,974(+512/+3.1%) 550(+11/2.0%)
2020-05-29
17,707(+733/+4.3%) 568(+18/3.3%)
2020-05-30
18,230(+523/+3.0%) 588(+20/3.5%)
2020-05-31
18,403(+173/+0.9%) 592(+4/0.7%)
2020-06-01
18,543(+140/+0.8%) 595(+3/0.5%)
Source: "COVID-19 – Wisconsin Department of Health Services". dhs.wisconsin.gov.


Timeline[edit]

February[edit]

On February 5, 2020, the first COVID-19 case appeared in Wisconsin. The patient had recently traveled to Beijing, where they had been exposed to a known COVID-19 patient.[2]

March[edit]

On March 10, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee announced that classes would be begin to be moved online after an employee in the school's foundation office was tested for COVID-19.[3] On March 11, the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay announced that classes will be moved to "alternative delivery methods" going into effect immediately after spring break on March 23 and will continue until further notice.[4] The University of Wisconsin–Madison announced a suspension of all in-person classes from March 23 to April 10.[5]

On March 13, Governor Tony Evers ordered all schools (public and private) in the state to close by March 18, with no possibility of reopening until April 6 at the earliest.[6]

On March 17, community transmission, also known as community spread, was announced in Dane County.[7]

April[edit]

On April 24, thousands of anti-lockdown protesters gathered at the state capitol in Madison, the same day the state health department announced 304 new cases - the most new cases since the pandemic began.[8]

May[edit]

On May 8, the Wisconsin DHS announced that 72 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 recently attended "a large event."[9]

Government response[edit]

Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, Wisconsin's deputy adjutant general for Army, answers media questions during a March 12 press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Madison.

On March 10, the Osceola School District closed schools to sanitize the buildings and buses after a person who attended a regional sports tournament was found to be infected.[10]

On March 12, Governor Tony Evers declared a State of Emergency.[11] The next day, he ordered the closure of all public and private K-12 schools in the state until at least April 5.[12] Most schools in the University of Wisconsin System, including Madison[13] and Stout,[14] have cancelled all in-person classes through early April.

On March 16, Evers announced restrictions on the number of people that could be present at childcare facilities, limiting it to 10 staff and 50 children at the same time.[15]

On March 17, a statewide ban of all gatherings with more than 10 people was announced by the governor.[16]

On March 23, Evers announced closures of all non-essential businesses to be signed on Tuesday, March 24, and urged citizens to stay at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19.[17]

On March 27, Governor Evers asked the legislature to approve a plan to send every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot so they could vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries, scheduled for April 7, by mail. Republicans opposed the plan. In Green Bay a judge turned down a request to delay the election but other lawsuits move forward.[18] Authorities also refused to delay the election, despite the ban on gatherings over ten and the fact that 111 jurisdictions that do not have enough people to staff even one polling place, and 60% of all Wisconsin towns and cities were reporting staffing shortages.[19]

On April 16, the 'Safer At Home' order was extended to be in effect until May 26.[20]

On April 17, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said he planned not to enforce the 'Safer At Home' order, stating constitutional rights of citizens as his reasoning.[21] His declaration is similar to concerns raised by four sheriffs in the state of Michigan.[22]

On April 21, the Wisconsin state legislature filed suit with the state supreme court, against the governor's 'Safer At Home' order calling the executive order an overreach of the executive branch's statutory powers.[23] The state Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in favor of the legislature on May 13, 2020, that the 'Safer At Home' orders were improperly placed, due to the fact they were issued at the order of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service Andrea Palm, a non-elected official, whom Governor Evers had designed in his original March 12 executive order. The Court determined this violated the state's constitution and stated that such sweeping orders could be made by the standard rule-making process between both the Governor and the legislator. The 'Safer at Home' orders were immediately revoked, though local regulations could still be maintained. As a response, Dane County has reissued the "Safer At Home" for themselves.[24][25]

On April 24, Hartford Mayor Tim Michalak announced that businesses would be allowed to re-open on Monday April 27, despite the 'Safer-At-Home' order issued by Governor Evers. He directed the police department not to enforce the 'Safer-At-Home' order.[26]

On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Evers 'Safer-At-Home' orders as unconstitutional. The order, issued by Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm, was ruled by the court to be "unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable".[27]

One week after the Supreme Court decision Wisconsin reported 528 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single day rise in new COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.[28] The second, third, fourth and fifth highest numbers of new cases also occurred in the ten day period after the Court overruled Governor Evers' "Safer-At-Home" orders. However, average daily tests increased by an average of over 1000 tests per day state wide, while the average percentage of positive test results dropped by 25% during this same 1 week period.[29][1]

By May 27, two weeks after the Supreme Court overruled Governor Evers' "Safer-At-Home" orders, the seven-day moving average number of new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin had climbed steadily from 286 to 436 cases per day.[1] The seven day average number of COVID-19 deaths remained fairly steady at 7-8 per day.[30]

Business responses[edit]

After it was announced that Governor Evers would extend the 'Safer At Home' executive order to May 26, the Tavern League of Wisconsin responded by expressing concerns about the devastating effect on the hospitality industry adversely affected by the order. Executive Director of the organization Pete Madland requested a 'soft opening' beginning May 1 with precautions utilized as it pertains to limiting the spread of the disease. The concern is that the original order has had adverse effects on the industry already and that another extension could cause many of the businesses within the industry to not survive.[31]

Citizenry responses[edit]

Thousands of citizens protested at the Capitol in Madison on Friday, April 24 in response to Governor Evers' extension of the 'Safer-At-Home' executive order. Among the reasons for protest include many businesses that have closed or significantly reduced the workforce, which has led to hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims. Also, churches have closed their doors and about 900,000 children are not in school.[32]

Religious responses[edit]

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee initially suspended all masses from March 18 through April 3. Also, Catholic schools would cease in-person instruction.[33] Archbishop Jerome Listecki later extended the suspension into Holy Week, including Easter Mass, choosing to live stream all such ceremonies from an otherwise empty Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (The archdiocese then paid for time on WVTV and WISN-TV to telecast both the Good Friday and Easter Masses live across the entire Milwaukee market).[34] In early May, Archbishop Listecki announced that masses could resume May 31 with churches filled at 25% capacity and lifting dispensation for Mass to July 5.[35]

Statistics by county[edit]

COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin by county
County Cases Deaths Population[36] Cases/100k Case Fatality
72/72 18,543 595 5,778,394 320.9 3.2%
Adams 4 1 20,073 19.9 25%
Ashland 2 0 15,712 12.7 0%
Barron 20 0 45,252 44.2 0%
Bayfield 3 1 14,992 20.0 33%
Brown 2,318 37 259,786 892.3 2%
Buffalo 6 1 13,167 45.6 17%
Burnett 1 1 15,258 6.6 100%
Calumet 76 1 49,807 152.6 1%
Chippewa 56 0 63,635 88.0 0%
Clark 31 4 34,491 89.9 12%
Columbia 44 1 56,954 77.3 2%
Crawford 26 0 16,288 159.6 0%
Dane 735 29 529,843 138.7 4%
Dodge 228 2 87,776 259.8 1%
Door 38 3 27,439 138.5 8%
Douglas 19 0 43,402 43.8 0%
Dunn 24 0 44,498 53.9 0%
Eau Claire 113 0 102,991 109.7 0%
Florence 2 0 4,337 46.1 0%
Fond du Lac 213 5 102,315 208.2 2%
Forest 29 2 9,018 321.6 7%
Grant 95 12 51,828 183.3 13%
Green 66 0 36,864 179.0 0%
Green Lake 19 0 18,757 101.3 0%
Iowa 16 0 23,620 67.7 0%
Iron 2 1 5,715 35.0 50%
Jackson 17 1 20,506 82.9 6%
Jefferson 107 3 84,652 126.4 3%
Juneau 23 1 26,419 87.1 4%
Kenosha 1,178 30 168,330 699.8 3%
Kewaunee 34 1 20,360 167.0 3%
La Crosse 53 0 117,850 45.0 0%
Lafayette 27 0 16,735 161.3 0%
Langlade 2 0 19,164 10.4 0%
Lincoln 7 0 27,848 25.1 0%
Manitowoc 36 1 79,407 45.3 3%
Marathon 50 1 135,264 37.0 2%
Marinette 33 2 40,537 81.4 6%
Marquette 4 1 15,207 26.3 25%
Menominee 3 0 4,579 65.5 0%
Milwaukee 7,799 299 954,209 817.3 4%
Monroe 16 1 45,502 35.2 6%
Oconto 37 0 37,556 98.5 0%
Oneida 9 0 35,345 25.5 0%
Outagamie 230 8 184,754 124.5 3%
Ozaukee 165 12 88,284 186.9 7%
Pepin 1 0 7,262 13.8 0%
Pierce 45 0 41,603 108.2 0%
Polk 19 1 43,349 43.8 5%
Portage 11 0 70,599 15.6 0%
Price 2 0 13,490 14.8 0%
Racine 1,733 40 195,398 886.9 2%
Richland 14 4 17,539 79.8 29%
Rock 639 19 161,769 395.0 3%
Rusk 5 0 14,183 35.3 0%
Sauk 78 3 63,596 122.6 4%
Sawyer 8 0 16,370 48.9 0%
Shawano 46 0 41,009 112.2 0%
Sheboygan 88 3 115,205 76.4 3%
St. Croix 92 0 87,917 104.6 0%
Taylor 2 0 20,356 9.8 0%
Trempealeau 25 0 29,438 84.9 0%
Vernon 21 0 30,516 68.8 0%
Vilas 7 0 21,593 32.4 0%
Walworth 397 17 103,013 385.4 4%
Washburn 2 0 15,689 12.7 0%
Washington 257 7 134,535 191.0 3%
Waukesha 709 30 398,879 177.7 4%
Waupaca 42 1 51,444 81.6 2%
Waushara 8 0 24,116 33.2 0%
Winnebago 249 7 169,926 146.5 3%
Wood 10 1 73,274 13.6 10%

Reported as of June 1, 2020 08:23 CST[37]
Data is publicly reported by Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Racial disparities

ProPublica conducted an analysis[38] of the racial composition of COVID-19 cases in Milwaukee County dating through the morning of April 3, 2020. They noted that African Americans comprised nearly half of the county's cases and 22 of the county's 27 deaths.[38] Both the county[39] and city of Milwaukee[40] passed resolutions in May and June 2019, respectively, declaring racial inequality to be a public health crisis.

Impact on politics and elections[edit]

The 2020 Democratic National Convention was originally scheduled for July 13–16 in Milwaukee at the Fiserv Forum arena, was but postponed to August 17–20 on April 2.[43][44] A possible conflict between the convention and the NBA may arise should the league's current season resume and the Milwaukee Bucks, who held the top win-loss record in the league at the time of its suspension, advance deep into the league's playoffs, including the NBA Finals.[citation needed]

In Wisconsin, the April 7 election for a state Supreme Court seat, the federal presidential primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties, and several other judicial and local elections went ahead as scheduled.

Due to the pandemic, at least fifteen other U.S. states canceled or postponed scheduled elections or primaries at the time of Wisconsin's election.[45] With Wisconsin grappling with their own pandemic, state Democratic lawmakers made several attempts to postpone their election, but were prevented by other Republican legislators. Governor Tony Evers called the Wisconsin legislature into a special session on April 4, but the Republican-controlled Assembly and Senate gaveled their sessions in and out within seventeen seconds.[46] In a joint statement afterward, Wisconsin's state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald criticized Evers for attempting to postpone the election, for not calling a special session earlier, and for reversing his previous position on keeping the election date intact.[47]

Despite admitting that he would violate the law by doing so,[48] on April 6, Evers attempted to move the election by an executive order, but was blocked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. On the same day, a separate effort to extend the deadline for mailing absentee ballots was blocked by the Supreme Court of the United States in a 5–4 vote. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned that the ruling "will result in massive disenfranchisement."[49] The only major concession achieved was that absentee ballots postmarked by April 7 at 8 p.m. would be accepted until April 13.[50] However, local media outlets reported that many voters had not received their requested absentee ballots by election day or, due to social distancing, were unable to satisfy a legal requirement that they obtain a witness's signature.[51][52]

Lawmakers' decision to not delay the election was sharply criticized by the editorial board of the local Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which had previously endorsed the Republican former governor Scott Walker.[53] They called the election "the most undemocratic in the state's history."[54] The New York Times characterized the election as "almost certain to be tarred as illegitimate," adding that the inability of the state's lawmakers to come to an agreement on moving the election was "an epic and predictable failure." The newspaper placed the political maneuvering as part of another chapter in "a decade of bitter partisan wrangling that saw [state Republicans] clinically attack and defang the state's Democratic institutions, starting with organized labor and continuing with voting laws making it far harder for poor and black residents of urban areas to vote."[55] Republicans believed that holding the election on April 7, when Democratic-leaning urban areas were hard-hit by the pandemic, would help secure them political advantages like a continued 5–2 conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court (through the elected seat of Daniel Kelly).[53][56]

When the election went ahead on April 7, access to easy in-person voting heavily depended on where voters were located. In smaller or more rural communities, which tend to be whiter and vote Republican, few issues were reported.[56][57] In more urbanized areas, the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure and consolidation of many polling places around the state despite the use of 2,500 National Guard members to combat a severe shortage in poll workers.[58][59] The effects were felt most heavily in Milwaukee, the state's largest city with the largest minority population and the center of the state's ongoing pandemic.[56] The city's government was only able to open 5 of 180 polling stations after being short by nearly 1,000 poll workers.[59] As a result, lengthy lines were reported, with some voters waiting for up to 2.5 hours and through rain showers.[58][60] The lines disproportionately affected Milwaukee's large Hispanic and African-American population; the latter had already been disproportionately afflicted with the coronavirus pandemic, forming nearly half of Wisconsin's documented cases and over half its deaths at the time the vote was conducted.[55][57] However, by the time the election concluded, Milwaukee Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht stated that despite some of the problems, the in-person voting ran smoothly.[61]

Similar problems with poll station closures and long lines were reported in Waukesha, where only one polling station was opened for a city of 70,000, and Green Bay, where only 17 poll workers out of 270 were able to work.[55] Other cities were able to keep lines much shorter, including the state capital of Madison, which opened about two-thirds of its usual polling locations, and Appleton, which opened all of its usual 15.[58][62]

Voters across the state were advised to maintain social distancing, wear face masks, and bring their own pens.[63] Vos, the state Assembly Speaker, served as an election inspector for in-person voting on April 7. While wearing medical-like personal protective equipment, he told reporters that it was "incredibly safe to go out" and vote, adding that voters faced "minimal exposure."[56][64] Whether persuaded by Speaker Vos's hazmat-suited assurances or angered by Republican efforts to suppress their votes, Democratic voters turned out in force and helped liberal Jill Karofsky easily defeat conservative incumbent Daniel Kelly. Kelly was just the second incumbent Supreme Court justice to face defeat in Wisconsin since 1967. [65]

By mid-April health officials in Milwaukee identified at least seven new cases of coronavirus that appear to be linked to the April 7 election. Six of the cases are in voters and one is a poll worker. Advocates of vote-by-mail say Wisconsin's experience should be a warning to other states, saying this could be "the tip of the iceberg."[66][67][68]

Impact on sports[edit]

Most of state's sports teams were affected. Several leagues began postponing or suspending their seasons starting March 12. Major League Baseball cancelled the remainder of spring training on that date, and on March 16, they announced that the season will be postponed indefinitely, after the recommendations from the CDC to restrict events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, affecting the Milwaukee Brewers.[69] Also on March 12, the National Basketball Association announced the season would be suspended for 30 days, affecting the Milwaukee Bucks.[70]

In college sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association canceled all winter and spring tournaments, most notably the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, affecting colleges and universities statewide.[71] On March 16, the National Junior College Athletic Association also canceled the remainder of the winter seasons as well as the spring seasons.[72]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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