The scene looked drastically different than normal at MSP Airport as efforts to deal with the Coronavirus have taken their toll on air travel and the airline industry Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn.
Pastor Lundgren would normally be holding a day of confessions for hundreds of Catholic school children and parishioners to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation in his area, but because of Covid-19, he came up with confessions via drive-up in a car or on the sidewalk.
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered Minnesota residents to stay at home for two weeks except for essential needs in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the coronavirus from overwhelming the state's health care system.
Local officials' frustration with Gov. Tony Evers' refusal to order any changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to protect people from the coronavirus reached new heights as the city of Green Bay sued to stop in-person voting and leaders in River Falls questioned how the election can proceed.
Wisconsin's Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to understand what's in the $2 trillion federal stimulus package before they take any action at the state level in reaction to the coronavirus, and that they're considering temporarily waiving the one-week waiting period to receive unemployment benefits.
Faced with an estimate that up to 1,500 Wisconsin residents could die from the coronavirus within two weeks and that hospitals could get overwhelmed, Gov. Tony Evers issued a sweeping order Tuesday closing nonessential businesses, banning gatherings of any size and imposing month-long travel restrictions.