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COVID-19 News

Dunn County Vaccination Clinics

Clinic Schedule
August 13, 2022
The Dunn County Health Department has partnered with AMI to provide FREE COVID vaccine clinics at the Dunn County Community Services Building. The clinics are in room 54 and open to all folks aged 6 months and older. Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J are available. It does not matter where folks are in the vaccine series. The clinic is offering first doses, second doses, third doses, and booster doses. Please remind folks to bring their vaccine card if they have one.

Dr. Hall -- Dunn County is back to yellow!

August 8, 2022
Dunn County update - we're back to YELLOW!
 
Good news - our cases have dropped, putting us back in the Yellow/Medium Community Level. Eau Claire is still at high, for now, but that may change with this Thursday's update from CDC. It may depend a bit on what is happening with hospitalizations there - EC has had a big two weeks in that regard.

COVID updates from Dr. Hall - High community level again

COVID graph
July 29, 2022
We're HIGH! As expected, Dunn County has now joined Eau Claire county with a HIGH Community Level for COVID. Chippewa is not yet there but headed that way, and several other surrounding counties are also at high.
 
Here's how I'm handling it, in case that's helpful to folks.

DHS Briefing - COVID-19 vaccine for under 5 year olds

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 06/20/2022

June 21, 2022

What:

DHS experts will answer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months through 5 years old

Who:

COVID updates from Dr. Hall 6/14/2022

COVID infection graph
June 14, 2022
Weekly update for Dunn County - things continue to hold steady.
 
Transmission rates are still high, but fortunately hospitalizations are not. They're certainly not as low as they've been other times in the past, but our medical systems are not being overwhelmed.

COVID updates from Dr. Hall 6/6/2022

COVID data graph
June 6, 2022
Weekly Data Update for Dunn County. Transmission continues to be high, and overall community level continues as low.
Case rates seem to have plateaued at a high level for now. Unfortunately, we broke our many-weeks stretch of no fatalities with a death of a person in their 80's this past week.

Wisconsin DHS recommends changes to COVID mitigation in high-risk counties

Community Risk Map
May 17, 2022

Residents living in counties experiencing ‘high’ COVID-19 Community Levels recommended to wear masks indoors in public

As the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to monitor an increase in the spread and impact of COVID-19 across the state, DHS re

Dr. Hall - COVID cases continue to rise

covid graph
May 9, 2022
Weekly update for Dunn County - cases continue to rise.
 
Community Levels are updated once weekly, on Thursdays, so we're still Yellow. Fortunately, we aren't seeing a lot of hospitalizations, but state-wide and in neighboring Chippewa county, they are going up again. Still nowhere near the winter, but worth watching.

Dr. Hall -- Things are heating up.

COVID Map
May 1, 2022
Heads up Chippewa Valley - things are heating up.
 
The last three days have seen significant increases in COVID cases in the three counties, particularly Dunn and Eau Claire. The increase in Dunn is pretty well distributed across all age groups, so there doesn't seem to be a clear group at risk vs.

Weekly Data Update and Evidence of Continued Vaccine Effectivenes

covid data
April 18, 2022
 
We are seeing a slow, gradual increase in case rates in the Chippewa Valley. This is not a surprise, as BA.2 makes its move and most folks have stopped taking precautions such as masks and avoiding gatherings. We are still at the LOW Community Level, as cases are still not very high and our area hospitals are doing great.

COVID updates from Dr. Hall - things continue to look good

COVID graph
April 4, 2022
Data update for Dunn County - things continue to look very good. Some type of surge is likely on its way.
 
Continued very low case numbers and low hospitalizations in our region, which is excellent. We continue to meet both the old and the new criteria for universal indoor masking to not be recommended.