As residents at Milwaukee County nursing homes contracted and died of coronavirus, administrators and local officials kept it to themselves

After the coronavirus outbreak devastated a nursing home in Wisconsin unbeknownst to the residents' family members and the public, advocates and lawmakers called for more transparency from the facility. The agency, joining other care facilities in the state and nation, is now reporting cases according to newly implemented protocols regarding transparency and timeliness, as a means of helping "family members and health care workers plan for their safety."

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