The Impact of the Pandemic on Wisconsin

We asked you how the pandemic has affected your life and what you hoped to see from our state's leadership.

“Due to health concerns I had to quit working because of the pandemic.”

Colleen

“Had insurance, stocks and 401k. Now, unemployed, on food stamps and medicaid.”

David

“Had we been able to complete the stay-at-home orders earlier in the year, the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths could have been reduced.”

Jean

“I can't believe how sooo many people did not care about others.”

Pamela

“I don't see family of friends ... I am retired and a limited income means that my options are limited.”

Linda

“I have come to distrust GOP and most politicians.”

Eileen

“I have continued to work in the pharmacy and watched as some folks fought wearing a mask, at least two landing in the hospital with Covid.”

Bonnie

“I have had zero employment in my chosen profession, ever since.”

Brek

“I haven't seen my daughter or my friend in forever.”

Mary

“I haven't seen my older sister since last February.”

Kristi

“I hear of friends being forced to go to work or lose their jobs.”

Suzi

“I owned a cleaning business and have to let go 60% of my employees.”

Samantha

“I remain alone and unconnected.”

Jane

“I'm 58 years old scared and in pain.”

Anonymous

“It has kept us from feeling safe to be with our family.”

Teri

“Looking at the people that have been infected, suffered and died while [the GOP's] only apparent reasoning was to keep Governor Evers from helping us.”

Douglas

“My daughter works as a bartender. I have only seen her a few times during this pandemic.”

Sharon

“No chance to see my loved ones is so lonely.”

Sherrie

“Other than not seeing others, family, friends, just makes one sad!”

Robert

“SHAME ON WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS.”

Merri

“Taken family & community LIBRARY away.”

John

“The devastation, heartache and irreparable damage from COVID-19 will have lasting, negative affects on millions”

Kathleen

“We haven't seen extended family for almost 1 year now. Hoping this summer to be able to hug them.”

Pamela

“We made a major move to be closer to our sons and grandchildren, but we cannot spend quality time with any of them.”

Pauline

“We miss going to church. We miss seeing our grandchildren.”

Gerald

“Well, my job is gone and the building I was working out of is going up for sale.”

Peggy

“What has been the hardest is to see friends and family struggle.”

Barbara

“It's a frightening time for me.”

Christopher

Tell Your Story

As of December, Wisconsin residents have gone EIGHT months without a legislative COVID-19 relief package, suffering under the least-active full-time legislature in the nation.

From virtual learning to evictions, closed businesses and overwhelmed hospitals, it didn't have to be this way for the people of Wisconsin.

This pandemic has taken its toll on our state and we want to hear directly from you about its impact.

Tell us how has the pandemic affected your life and what you hope to see from our state's leadership.

Share your story to help us show Wisconsin's policymakers just how critical this issue is to our state.