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Wisconsin COVID cases: School concerns in Milwaukee, Waukesha

MILWAUKEE - COVID-19 cases are surging across southeastern Wisconsin. Many of those cases are among school-aged children, and parents and school staff are calling for more to be done. The Milwaukee Teacher's Education Association (MTEA) wants to see a citywide mask mandate, saying it would help in the Milwaukee Public...
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Summerfest attendance down sharply

MILWAUKEE — Summerfest organizers confirmed attendance of this year's "Big Gig" dropped significantly from Summerfest 2019. According to Milwaukee World Festivals, 409,386 fans attended the nine-day run. That number is far below the 718,144 fans reported for the 2019 festival. Organizers canceled last year's festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Positive COVID-19 cases in kids double since August

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58)-- The medical community is urging caution as the number of kids testing positive for COVID-19 continues to climb. "We know that about twice the number of kids have tested positive for the virus compared to one month ago," Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Gutzeit said. More...

COVID-19 in kids: Case numbers double in 1 month

MILWAUKEE — There has been a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases among children. The number of kids with COVID-19 has nearly doubled in the past month. It's also led to a surge in kids being tested for the virus and a heightened sense of vigilance among parents. Marty Robarge got...

Summerfest attendance down 50 percent amid pandemic

MILWAUKEE — About half as many people attended Summerfest this year compared to 2019, as the already postponed music festival struggled under the weight of the persistent COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain the virus' spread among festival-goers, staff and entertainers. The festival released this year's attendance numbers on Wednesday....

'Get A Shot, Get A Hundred Bucks': Milwaukee Mayor Announces Citywide COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The city of Milwaukee will offer residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a $100 gift card starting Thursday, Sept. 23. The incentive program is similar to one started by the state of Wisconsin which coincided with more than 142,000 people getting their first shot between Aug. 20 and Sept.19. The statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program has since ended, but people who received a shot during that period can still submit their information until Sept. 30 to claim their $100 reward.

COVID-19 Cases Among Kids 'High' In Wisconsin As School Resumes

Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin currently show no signs of leveling off like they are in other states. On Wednesday, the state Department of Health Services reported the seven-day average of new infections was 2,857 — twice was it was two weeks ago. Many of those new infections are among...

Ryder Cup Golf Competition Underway In Wisconsin, Amid COVID Caution

Wisconsin's latest drive onto the international sports stage begins this weekend at the Ryder Cup golf competition. It'll be held at the Whistling Straits Golf Course along Lake Michigan, north of Sheboygan. More than 40,000 fans are expected for the event that was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richfield Fire Department joins fight

MARSHFIELD – The Richfield Fire Department is banding together in a campaign to help those affected by childhood cancers. “Our campaign started as a result of Krystin Eckes, Miss Wisconsin for America Strong 2021, reaching out to do a picture with our department. Her platform that she ran on was Childhood Cancer Awareness and wanted to get pictures with fire departments in pink shirts,” said Richfield Fire Chief Josh Sabo.

What A Milwaukee Municipal Judge Learned From His Battle With COVID-19

A year and a half after the coronavirus shut down schools, businesses, and daily life, we’re still figuring out how to deal with it – individually and collectively. But stories of growth and resilience come through adversity. WUWM is asking people to share their experiences getting through it all in a series called “Pandemic Reflections.”

Pandemic Shows Value of Local Pharmacies

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the role of community pharmacies and the ways the public interacts with them, especially in underserved areas. Dr. Hashim Zaibak — who heads Milwaukee’s Hayat Pharmacies with more than 12 locations and a staff that speaks 22 languages and dialects — said pharmacists and technicians are becoming more recognizable as reliable health care providers and not just medication dispensers.