Kent Wainscott, WISN 12 News

Kent Wainscott

WISN 12 News

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Kent:

Cold temperatures could affect accuracy of at-home COVID-19 tests

The federal government has started shipping free at-home COVID-19 tests, but there may be an issue when they get to someone's mailbox. → Read More

Milwaukee mask mandate takes effect ahead of Packers game

Milwaukee's new mask mandate will take effect at midnight, which means it will be in place when crowds of Packers fans flock to businesses around the city to watch Saturday's playoff game. → Read More

Omicron spike leads to change in way state health officials count positive COVID-19 cases

Health officials blamed the spike on their switchover to a new automated reporting system, but questions remain about case count accuracy. → Read More

Once signed by acting mayor, Milwaukee mask mandate will last until March 1

Until March 1, anyone over the age of 3 will have to mask up indoors in public. → Read More

MLK Jr. Drive now extends through downtown Milwaukee

One of Milwaukee's oldest and most historic streets has a new name. → Read More

COVID-19: Just 9% of 5-to-11-year-olds fully vaccinated in Milwaukee

COVID-19 vaccinations for children in Milwaukee are lagging far behind the rest of the state. → Read More

School district asks for parents to get certified as substitute teachers

The Greendale School District said the number of teachers out sick is more than double the number of substitutes available to replace them. → Read More

Staffing shortages add to delay in COVID-19 test results

The surge in COVID-19 testing is causing a lab overload, and now staffing shortages in some labs are adding are more stress to the system. → Read More

COVID-19: Don't go to emergency room for test, docs say

The region's only level-one trauma center is also facing a COVID-19 crisis in its emergency department. → Read More

CDC changes COVID-19 isolation guidelines again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still isn't calling for negative test at end of isolation period → Read More

COVID-19: Cases in children still rising, more in hospital

Only 21.6% of Wisconsin kids ages 5 to 11 have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine → Read More

Some Milwaukee restaurant owners to demand proof of vaccination

As COVID-19 cases surge, some restaurants are requiring customers to show proof that they're vaccinated. → Read More

Advocate Aurora implements no-visitor policy at hospitals

The surge in COVID-19 cases is causing big changes for the area's largest health provider. → Read More

Some question CDC's reduced isolation time for COVID-19 positive patient

If you test positive and have no symptoms, whether you are vaccinated or not, you should now isolate for five days instead of 10. → Read More

COVID-19 testing demand causing staffing challenges

The Milwaukee Health Department reports the number of people tested at its three sites was up by more than 500 people from last week. → Read More

Hospitals sound alarm about number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

A surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations is having a ripple effect on other health needs. → Read More

COVID-19: 10% of Wisconsin children ages 5-11 fully vaccinated

State health officials report 10% of children 5 to 11 years old are fully vaccinated. → Read More

Froedtert president: 88% of COVID-19 patients unvaccinated

Milwaukee County has reached its highest point in COVID-19 hospitalizations all year — 299 on Monday — and its biggest hospital, Froedtert, is full. → Read More

Women killed when tree crashed down on gazebo where she was sitting

A 73-year-old woman died Monday in Sheboygan Falls when the wind picked up, and a large tree crashed down onto the gazebo in which she was sitting. → Read More

Children's Wisconsin: Waukesha attack 'horrific for everybody involved'

The doctors and nurses who treated the young victims of the Waukesha parade attack spoke Friday about the scene inside the emergency department that night. → Read More