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  • Open Record Special Edition: The (slow) wheels of justice

    MILWAUKEE — Courthouses in Milwaukee County are postponing jury trials by at least 60 days to protect the public and staff from the threat of COVID-19. That doesn’t mean the wheels of justice have stopped turning entirely, though. On a normal day, thousands of people are in and out of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. But right now, nothing is normal. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn talk with Contact 6’s Jenna […]

  • ‘We think this is a game-changer:’ New test could let patients self swab for COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — A new test for COVID-19 could allow patients to swab their own noses at approved testing sites. It’s a less invasive procedure than the current deep nose swab performed by clinicians. More than a half-million Americans have now been tested for the coronavirus, including President Donald Trump “We have a current process that’s a little bit difficult,” President Trump said. “Not very nice to do. I can tell you, because I did it.” Much like the president, many […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: The COVID-19 Relief Bill

    MILWAUKEE — It’s the largest relief bill of its kind in U.S. history. Following days of intense negotiations, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package is headed to President Trump’s desk. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn break down the important questions with the help of FOX6 political reporter Jason Calvi: What’s in the CARES Act? What does it mean for your family? Who is getting what and when? Typically, Open Record […]

  • Milwaukee workers notified of co-worker’s quarantine 8 days after it started

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee sewer worker was placed on a two-week quarantine after his wife tested positive for COVID-19 –so why did the city wait eight days to tell his co-workers? FOX6 News on Thursday, March 26 obtained a memo sent to “all sewer employees” by the sewer service manager indicating a member of the department had direct contact with a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. The memo said the employee was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: Essential doesn’t mean safe

    MILWAUKEE — Typically, Open Record is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of FOX6 Investigative reports. But we’re changing things up a bit for the time being: We’re bringing you the latest on our coverage of COVID-19 here in Wisconsin. We’ll bring you more frequent episodes over the next few weeks as we navigate this. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn look into those ‘essential’ workers under Governor Evers’ […]

  • Most Wisconsin grocery employees working without PPE amid COVID-19

    ‘We’re exposed every day:’ Most Wisconsin grocery employees working without PPE amid COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — Grocery store employees are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they don’t work in hospitals, and they don’t wear a badge — with most working in close proximity to a steady stream of customers without any personal protective equipment. Governor Tony Evers’ “Stay at Home” order took effect Wednesday morning, March 25, but from the looks of most grocery store parking lots, it was tough to tell. “People gotta eat,” said Melanie Potratz, Pick ‘n […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: Open or closed?

    MILWAUKEE — Typically, Open Record is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of FOX6 Investigative reports. But we’re changing things up a bit for the time being: We’re bringing you the latest on our coverage of COVID-19 here in Wisconsin. We’ll bring you more frequent episodes over the next few weeks as we navigate this. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn dig into Governor Evers’ statewide ‘Safer at Home’ […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: Can he do that?

    MILWAUKEE — Typically, Open Record is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of FOX6 Investigative reports. But we’re changing things up a bit for the time being: We’re bringing you the latest on our coverage of COVID-19 here in Wisconsin. We’ll bring you more frequent episodes over the next few weeks as we navigate this. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn talk about the recent public health emergency declared […]

  • Meijer

    DHS on grocery shopping during COVID-19: ‘People should go once a week’

    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers said Monday, March 23 that he will order the closure of all nonessential businesses starting Tuesday and he urged people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed five people in the state and infected more than 400. The order from Evers, which he called “Safer at Home,” followed his orders to close the state’s K-12 schools and various businesses, including bars, restaurants, and hair salons. He also […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: We need to talk about testing

    MILWAUKEE — Typically, Open Record is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of FOX6 Investigative reports. But we’re changing things up a bit for the time being: We’re bringing you the latest on our coverage of COVID-19 here in Wisconsin. We’ll bring you more frequent episodes over the next few weeks as we navigate this. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn talk about COVID-19 testing. In talking to people […]

  • Waupun Correctional Institution

    Inmates worry after prison doctor tested positive for COVID-19

    WAUPUN — The first case of coronavirus in a Wisconsin prison has inmates on edge. The FOX6 Investigators broke the story on Thursday, March 19 — that a prison doctor in Waupun tested positive for COVID-19. Now, inmates across the state are worried about what will happen if the virus infects them. One inmate from Kettle Moraine Correctional Institute in Plymouth tells FOX6 News his deputy warden told him inmates will not be tested no matter what symptoms they have. […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: COVID-19 breaks into prison

    MILWAUKEE — Typically, Open Record is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of FOX6 Investigative reports. But we’re changing things up a bit for the time being: We’re bringing you the latest on our coverage of COVID-19 here in Wisconsin. We’ll bring you more frequent episodes over the next few weeks as we navigate this. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn talk about what happens when the coronavirus gets into […]

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