WAUSAU - Monday morning, 7th Congressional District candidate Tricia Zunker held a press conference at Day's Bowl-A-Dome in Wausau.
Zunker said she chose Day's Bowl-A-Dome to host her press conference for a special reason.
"We need to stand with our small business owners," said Zunker. "If we don't have our health we don't have anything, places like this are where everybody goes. We need to be healthy and we need to come out and support small business, it's all related."
During the press conference, Zunker spoke about issues relating to healthcare and small businesses.
She said her plan will not only address large healthcare corporations; it will help everyone.
"It's going to help everyday Wisconsinites," said Zunker. "They're going to have more money in their pockets. That's going out into our economy supporting small businesses and our farmers."
Substitute teacher Jeannie Russell spoke about her hardships relating to the healthcare of her son, who has Type 1 diabetes.
She said she supports Zunker's cause because it relates to the struggle she endured.
"Knowing that there is someone like her, who stands behind what she says is golden these days," said Russell.
The Democratic Primary Election for the 7th Congressional house seat will be held on Feb. 18. The general election will be held on May 12.
However, Forest Co. residents connected to employees at Nu Roc say the virus was present a few weeks prior to the county's first case.
Resident Jennifer Connor discovered after speaking to community members that two weeks prior to the county announcing their first confirmed case another employee at NuRoc tested positive in April
Witnesses at NuRoc, who wish to remain anonymous, did confirm that the administration brushed off that employee's COVID like symptoms as another illness and allowed her to continue working in the building until April 24.
That following week the employee tested positive for the coronavirus.
CDC guidelines state "if a healthcare worker develops symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), advise them to stay home from work."
Nurses and other staff stated that the employee's significant other tested posted for the virus prior and after speaking with administration they were asked to not share that information with their colleagues.
One stated "Corporate told us that the employer has the coronavirus, but not to say anything to anyone as we need to keep this real quiet. We were told by corporate not to worry."
Following CDC guidelines includes healthcare workers to report when they come in contact to a high or medium-risk exposure. Additionally they ask to exclude them from working for 14 days after the last exposure.
Knowing that information, Connor began to call multiple state agencies to warn of the potential outbreak at Nu Roc.
All nursing homes are required to report data weekly to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and CDC through NHSN according to the CMS and CDC reporting requirements.
After speaking with almost ten state agencies, Connor added in an email to Newswatch 12 that they had no knowledge of the spread and even admitted they had inaccurate data.
MINNEAPOLIS - The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, as authorities imposed overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread from Minneapolis to cities across the country.
Protesters smashed windows at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, torched a police car and struck officers with bottles. Large demonstrations in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and other cities ranged from people peacefully blocking roads to clashing with police.
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