Tuesday, April 20, 2021

WisBusiness News

Ag leaders calling for purchase program for excess dairy products

Agriculture groups in Wisconsin are urging the federal government to immediately begin purchasing excess dairy products to donate to food banks and...

Brown County reports 402 workers at meat plants in county are infected with COVID-19

Brown County health officials report 402 workers at meat plants in the county are infected with COVID-19, though the total number of...

DHS predicts coronavirus infections to peak in three to six weeks

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm predicts the state’s coronavirus peak will happen in the next three to six weeks....

Doubling rate for COVID-19 cases showing ‘remarkable progress’

Numbers from the Medical College of Wisconsin show the state’s doubling rate has improved to 9.3 days -- “remarkable progress,” according Dr....

EMS groups requesting Medicaid rate increase

Emergency medical service groups are seeking a Medicaid rate increase for EMS workers as Wisconsin is poised to receive more than $2...

Evers announces criteria to dial back stay-at-home order

Gov. Tony Evers today announced several criteria to be met before beginning to dial back his latest stay-at-home order, including a downward...

Evers casts doubt on tavern league ‘soft reopening’ request

Gov. Tony Evers says bars and restaurants will most likely not be allowed to start reopening at the beginning of May, dimming...

Farm groups asking state to fill in the gaps in USDA relief

Wisconsin farm groups respond to USDA’s farm relief package by asking for the state to fill in the gaps.

Gener8tor co-founder urges startups to be aggressive in pursuing COVID-19 federal relief

Joe Kirgues, co-founder of gener8tor, is urging startup founders to “be aggressive” in pursuing funding from federal programs aimed at helping businesses...

Health care systems grappling with disruptive changes

Business leaders for health care systems in Wisconsin have seen disruptive changes due to the fallout of COVID-19, and are pursuing various...

In-person voting expected to contribute to spread of COVID-19

Jeff Weber, president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, says Tuesday's in-person voting will "undoubtedly" lead to a spike...

Internet companies seeing increased demand during pandemic

Internet companies are adjusting to the increase in demand as more Wisconsinites work, learn and play “safer at home.”

Managing director of Venture Investors tells businesses to “be creative” during COVID-19

The managing director of Venture Investors told businesses to “be creative” throughout the coronavirus pandemic. John Neis addressed startup...

Manufacturer providing rollers for critical supply chains

A Racine-based manufacturer is taking steps to protect workers during the pandemic, while continuing to churn out products for critical medical supply...

MCW president leaning toward people wearing masks in public

Medical College of Wisconsin President Dr. John Raymond says he’s warming to the idea of more people wearing protective masks in public...

Nursing and group home operators aim to limit COVID-19 spread as resident deaths hit...

Nursing and group home operators in the state are taking aggressive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 as hundreds of cases...

Organic Valley CEO concerned about fallout of ‘pending recession’

The CEO for Organic Valley says he’s concerned about potential impacts of a “pending recession” on organic dairy, though the conventional dairy...

Pindel CEO says low profit making ventilator parts will pay off in other ways

Pindel Global Precision CEO Bill Berrien says his company isn’t making much of a profit on critical ventilator parts after shifting production...

Pivoting during a pandemic

Manufacturers in the state are ramping up their efforts to supply personal protective equipment such as face shields, as well as crucial...

State’s March unemployment rate estimated at 26.8 percent

Gov. Tony Evers blames Wisconsin's projected 27 percent unemployment rate on COVID-19 and says containing coronavirus is necessary to prevent the rate...

Task force leaders say energy sector has role in carbon-free electricity by 2050

-- Leaders of Gov. Tony Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change highlighted the energy sector’s role in reaching the state’s carbon-free electricity...

UW Health CEO highlights rising tensions due to impact of stay-at-home order

While the COVID-19 curve in Wisconsin is flattening, UW Health’s CEO says tensions are rising about the economic impact of the state’s...

WID director warns that bacterial infections may follow COVID-19

Dr. Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison warns that bacterial infections may follow the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin Beef Council says Trump’s meat plant order provides some certainty for industry

Wisconsin Beef Council Executive Director Tammy Vaasen says President Trump’s executive order mandating that meat plants stay open will likely provide some...

Wisconsin hospitals cutting workers’ hours while preparing for coronavirus surge

Medical systems around the state are cutting workers’ hours while at the same time ramping up to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
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