Omicron variant in Milwaukee County man, vaccines pushed

The omicron variant has been confirmed in Wisconsin. A Milwaukee County man tested positive for the COVDI-19 strain following a trip to South Africa. Health officials and the governor are weighing in on this development, urging people to get vaccinated.

Wisconsin COVID patients pack hospitals, no omicron yet

Patients with COVID-19, most of them unvaccinated, are packing Wisconsin hospitals at levels not seen for a year, a worrying development even before the new omicron variant has been detected in the state, health care leaders said Thursday.

COVID cancels Shank Hall shows over back-to-back weekends

Shank Hall doesn't require proof of vaccination, but the owner says a shot may be the way to turn things around. In downtown Milwaukee, the Pabst Theater Group was one of the first entertainment venues to establish vaccine requirements.

Omicron COVID variant in US

The omicron COVID variant is officially in the United States, with the first case confirmed in California. There's a new push for vaccinations and mask-wearing as health leaders and businesses wonder what's next.

Omicron COVID variant, UW Health urges vaccine

Researchers are still working on figuring out if the current crop of COVID vaccines is effective against the omicron variant, and it's not a matter of if but when the variant will be identified in the U.S.