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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 8/10/2020

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Menomonie School Board Regular Meeting 8/10/2020

August 10, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines from the Dunn County Health Department, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

This week's COVID-19 update  with Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher.

Potential COVID-19 exposure in Eau Claire

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August 7, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Public Health Department as issued a notice of a potential COVID-19 exposure in the city. 

The potential exposure took place at 

Sports Page Bar on Saturday, August 1st from 4:00pm -2:30am and Sunday, August 2nd from 5:00pm – 2:00am.

If you were potentially exposed to the virus and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms it is recommended that you contact your health provider for further instructions about getting tested.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for Aug. 7, 2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 8/07/2020

August 7, 2020

Today's briefing will start at 2 PM 


  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Stephanie Smiley, DHS Division of Public Health Interim Administrator 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   

What: We will explore new data elements on the DHS COVID-19 website. 

Eau Claire County issues slightly-modified COVID order, releases joint statement, announces 4th COVID death

August 5, 2020

A joint statement was released today about the COVID-19 situation in Eau Claire County, and particularly in regard to the face-covering mandate. The document is signed by the Eau Claire Chief of Police and Sheriff, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, the Eau Claire city manager, the Eau Claire County Administrator, and the Altoona Administrator and Chief of Police. It is supportive of the wearing of masks and makes several suggestions:

Google Forecast predicts 15,000 new COVID cases and 97 deaths in Wisconsin over the next two weeks

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August 5, 2020

A new public forecasting model developed by Google and the Harvard Global Health Institute predicts 97 deaths in Wisconsin in the next two weeks and 15,000 new COVID-19 cases.

Governor Evers announces National Guard support for elections due to lack of poll workers

Governor Tony Evers
August 5, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Wisconsin National Guard will assist local election officials as poll workers for the August 11, 2020, primary elections across Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Women and Voting - A 100 Year Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

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August 4, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Dunn County Historical Society are collaborating to present a traveling museum exhibit commemorating 100 years of Women's Suffrage in the US. Most of the LWV events have been taken on-line during the pandemic, but in this case, there is a physical exhibit to visit at the Rassbach Museum in Wakanda Park, Menomonie.


Legislature Must Act for Unemployed

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 5, 2020

“I’ve been working my whole life, and was doing fine before COVID-19, and now suddenly, I can’t work, and can’t get unemployment. I’m scared of what life will be like in a few weeks when I run out of money for food, let alone bills,” said a man whose unemployment benefits were delayed 10 weeks.


Questions Remain Unanswered for Schools

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 28, 2020

The first day of school has always been an exciting time for children. About this time of year, heading into August, families begin to plan their schedule and stock up on school supplies. For some it might mean new supplies or even new clothes. Kids want to make a good impression that first day and parents want a routine in their busy life.


That was then, and this is now.


The People’s Maps Commission: By the People and For the People

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 20, 2020

When representatives of the original colonies gathered to determine the formation of the United States they took the bold step of putting the trust in the hands of its citizens, establishing the United States as a Democratic Republic.


Press Releases and more

Gov. Evers Announces $32 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing at UW Campuses

August 6, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced more than $32 million in financial assistance to the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as they prepare to welcome students back to campus this fall.

State Poison Center and Health Agency Issue Warning about Certain Hand Sanitizers

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August 4, 2020

 Some could contain alcohol that causes blindness or death

As the use of hand sanitizers has increased during the

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Honoring the Career and Legacy of Chief Justice Abrahamson

Governor Tony Evers
August 4, 2020
Wisconsin Historical Society Library Reading Room to be named in honor of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

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