Madison365 Week in Review for March 28


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    On Friday Wisconsin surpassed 900 coronavirus cases, with 926 positive cases and 14 deaths as of Friday night.

    Gov. Tony Evers has suspended evictions and foreclosures during the crisis.


    The Dane County COVID19 Emergency Fund announced the recipients of its first round of funding, $425,000 to address immediate community needs.



    The Latino Consortium for Action announced a $235,000 fund to address the needs of Latino families.



    The Madison Public Library announced virtual library cards.




    Anti-Chinese graffiti was found on the UW campus.




    Local police say they don’t want to give out tickets to enforce the governor’s “Safer at Home” order, hoping people will simply comply.



    The Dane County Clerk has streamlined the process to request an absentee ballot.




    More than a dozen volunteers turned out to buy and deliver groceries for families of grandparents raising grandchildren.




    Civil rights organizations called for the April 7 election to be delayed amid the coronavirus crisis.



    Our photo intern Madeline Chappell got some haunting photos of a city under quarantine.



    FEED To Go got a $20,000 gift from Wisconsin Housing Ministries to help bring hot meals to people in need.



    Community health advocates are adjusting to a new reality.




    Latinx immigrants are trying to remain hopeful and resilient through the crisis.




    In non-COVID news, documents reveal that Middleton High School administrators knew of a plan to segregate students by race for a test but did not raise objections.


    Beloved soul food restaurant Melly Mel’s is preparing to be featured at Madison Public Market.

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