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Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 6/4/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/04/2020

June 4, 2020

There has not been a state media briefing for a while, but one will be held today at 1:30 PM.  Featured speakers will be

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, 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
  • Patricia Golden, DO, Ascension Medical Group, Milwaukee

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 6/4/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/04/2020

June 4, 2020

There has not been a state media briefing for a few weeks, but one will be held today at 1:30 PM.  Featured speakers will be

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, 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
  • Patricia Golden, DO, Ascension Medical Group, Milwaukee

Wisconsin State Park campgrounds opening June 10

Father and Son Camping
June 4, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is opening the State Park Campground system on June 10. Several precautions are being taken to improve the safety of the campgrounds and reservation system.

Park offices will remain closed to the public, signs will be placed throughout the campground giving advice on COVID-19 safety, and an automated touchless check-in system has been implemented. 

Dunn County COVID-19 Health Alert and Information

KT Gallagher
June 2, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has released a Health Alert and more information in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and Dunn County. 

Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Available in Wisconsin Under Extended Benefit Program

May 29, 2020

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Caleb Frostman announced today that, due to an increase in the state's unemployment rate, Wisconsin triggered onto the Extended Benefit (EB) program, which provides additional unemployment benefits to those who exhaust previous benefits, effective May 17, 2020.

Eau Claire County issues new COVID-19 protection order

May 29, 2020

Eau Claire County today issued a slightly-changed COVID-19 protection order. The new order is slightly different in that it restricts outdoor gatherings of people to a maximum of 20 rather than the previous 10. The  new order is attached below, and we will be putting the new media briefing announcing the order as part of this article later.

Wisconsin hits high for COVID-19 new infections

May 29, 2020


The numbers released from the state Department of Health Services are discouraging. Today's new COVID-19 infections are a new high point for the pandemic, with 733 new positive cases today.

Dunn County Buildings to remain closed to the public

May 29, 2020

The Dunn County office buildings will all remain closed to the public through the end of June. That period may be extended or shortened depending on progress on containing the pandemic. 

“Many employees who have been working from home are now beginning to return to Countyoffices,” said County Manager Paul Miller. “With more people in the buildings and COVID-19still a threat to public health, we need to protect residents and employees of Dunn County.”

Gov. Evers Announces $200 Million "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" Program

Gov. Tony Evers
May 27, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the launch of the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, a $200 million effort aimed at helping local leaders address some of their most urgent and unique COVID-19 recovery needs. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), Routes to Recovery Grants will be allocated to every Wisconsin county, city, village, town and federally recognized tribe.

Wisconsin DHS media briefing for 5/27/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/27/2020

May 27, 2020

Today's media briefing includes

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, 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 
  • Dr. Aronica Williams, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 5/27/2020

May 27, 2020
Dunn County Updates Covid-19 Response 2.27.2020

Quick update from KTGallagher, Dunn County Health Department Director on Wednesday, May 27th, 20

Elections Commission formulates November election plans

elections commission logo
May 27, 2020

In a teleconference yesterday the Wisconsin Elections Commission developed new plans for the remaining 2020 elections, including plans to distribute CARES money to municipalities in the state and to mail absentee ballot information to registered voters.

Media Briefing Call to Update State Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Media Briefing at SEOC - 5/26/2020

May 26, 2020

Today's COVID-19 Media Briefing is with the Department of Military Affairs outlining the work the National Guard is doing on testing and other issues.

Who:

  • Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general
  • Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk

What: