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DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 8/4/2020


Eau Claire County alert for potential COVID-19 exposure

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August 12, 2020
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at The Pickle on August 5th and 6th from 11:00pm-1:30am. We recommend if you were there on the given days and times AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, to contact your provider to get tested. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths cross 1000 landmark

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August 11, 2020

Today's COVID-19 numbers reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services show 1006 deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Although the rate of deaths has varied somewhat over the last five months and for some time the rate of increase slowed, the general trend has not gotten under control throughout the entire period. Since early July, the average number of deaths and the seven-day average of new cases have been increasing.

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. 

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.

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.

Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Dunn County

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August 4, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has issued a notice of a potential COVID-19 exposure in Dunn County for the evenings of July 28 and 29. A possibility for exposure exists for customers of "A local taxi service within Menomonie city limits that only accepts cash." 

People who believe they may have been exposed should call their health care provider out of an abundance of caution.

The full press release for this exposure is attached.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 8/4/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 8/04/2020

August 4, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor


When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.                         

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