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COVID-19 cases continue their upward climb in Wisconsin

July 11, 2020

For the third day in a row, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the state per day has hit a record high. Today's report from the Department of Health Services shows a new high of 926 cases reported in the state. Although it is true that the number of tests being done in the state has increased greatly the percentage of tests that are positive also has been rising over the last few days, with over 8% of the tests done in the past 24 hours reported as positive.

Dunn County COVID-19 weekly report for 7/10/2020

Dunn County Seal
July 10, 2020

This is the weekly health department update with KT Gallagher. These generally happen every Friday afternoon.

Wisconsin DHS media briefing for 7/9/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 7/09/2020

July 9, 2020

Today's briefing is expected to explain the new on-line registration for community testing - the new system is called COVID Connect. 

Potential COVID-19 exposure in Dunn County on July 4

COVID testing picture
July 9, 2020

According to a press release from the Dunn County Health Department this morning, people attending the Knapp Valley Riders 4th of July event  in Knapp, Wisconsin may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. People who attended the event and who are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms should report this to their medical provider and be tested. 

Times and place of potential exposure include:

Eau Claire City-County Health Department issues new COVID-19 order

virus photo
July 8, 2020

The Eau Claire CIty and County Health Department has issued a new public health order that advises new restrictions due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the county. The new order takes place at midnight tonight for Eau Claire County, and the primary changes in the new order (which is in effect until July 22 unless further changes are needed in the interim) include:

Chippewa County warns about potential COVID-19 exposure

July 7, 2020

Chippewa County Department of Public Health is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at the following Chippewa County locations:

Cornell Street Dance, Fireworks, and Parade: July 3, 2020

We recommend if you were at any of these locations during the provided timeframe AND are experiencing or develop symptoms of COVID-19 that you contact a healthcare provider to be tested.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

• Fever or chills

Dunn County Public Health Department introduces new COVID-19 dashboard

Dunn County COVID-19 dashboard
July 7, 2020

The Dunn County Public Health Department today introduced a new . The new dashboard shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dunn County, as well as some information on how Dunn is doing compared to other counties in the state.

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 briefing for July 7, 2020 and state-wide PPE distribution

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 7/07/2020

July 7, 2020

This is the first state-wide COVID-19 briefing since 6/23/2020. We expect that there will be discussion today about the increasing levels of coronavirus infection in the state and how that will be addressed.

Wisconsin COVID-19 numbers rapidly deteriorating

Percentage of Positive Cases per day graph
July 5, 2020

Wisconsin's coronavirus infection numbers have changed alarmingly over the past week, showing a severe increase, particularly in the last two days. Though it is hard to draw a lot of conclusions from a day or two of numbers, we're currently seeing a trend that is disturbing.

Have a great holiday weekend - but stay safe

July 3, 2020

It's Fourth of July weekend in Wisconsin. It's normally a time for outdoors, fireworks, fun, and crowds. But not so much this year. Lots of activities are being scaled back, but many of you are going to want to go out and have a normal 4th. I get it. 

Dane County order closes bars, limits restaurants

Madison, WI
July 1, 2020

After a week of quickly-increasing COVID-19 cases in young people, and 21% of the cases stemming from bars, the Madison and Dane County Health Department this morning ordered a reduction in capacity for restaurants and the shuttering of all bars for any non-takeout service.

Museums preserve clues that can help scientists predict and analyze future pandemics

June 27, 2020
Specimens like these at Dublin’s Natural History Museum contain valuable information about the evolution of pathogens and host organisms.

Dunn County COVID-19 Update for 6/26/2020

Status Update
June 26, 2020
Dunn County COVID-19 Weekly Update

Thanks for your patience! Here is the weekly COVID-19 update with Dunn County Health Department Director, KT Gallagher.

Still more possible contact risks in Eau Claire

virus picture
June 26, 2020

For the third day in a row the Eau Claire City-County Health Department is reporting possible contact risks in Eau Claire, again involving bars on Water St. Today's report is another contact possibility at The Pickle (at a different time) and a potential risk of exposure at Brother's. Anyone who was attending these businesses during the listed hours and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their health provider.