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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.

Dunn County removes recommendations on gathering sizes

March 17, 2022

The Dunn County Public Health Department has removed their recommendations for maximum sizes of gatherings in the counties due to COVID concerns. In a press release from the Department, KT Gallagher stated

The Dunn County Health Department is announcing new updates to the COVID-19 gathering guidelines.

DHS COVID Media Call for 2/3/2022

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 02/03/2022

February 3, 2022

What:

DHS experts will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response.

Who:

  • Deputy Secretary Deb Standridge, Wisconsin Department of Health Services  
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases

When:

Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

 

DHS COVID-19 Press Call for 1/20/2022

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/20/2022

January 20, 2022

What:

DHS experts will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response.

Who:

  • Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Dr. Jasmine Zapata, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Community Health Promotion

When:

Pearson vs. SDMA hearing ends

Menomonie Schools Logo
January 16, 2022

Note that WisCommunity had initially intended to either live-stream or record the public hearing in this case, but judge Sally Pederson ruled that although the hearing was public, that did not allow recording or streaming of the proceedings. We will provide a detailed summary of the hearing later in the week. 

COVID notes from Dr. Hall - COVID-19 continues to skyrocket in Dunn County

COVID Statistics Graph
January 15, 2022

A brief note from Dr. Hall today with some alarming graphs. Please get vaccinated and wear masks indoors in public. This is quickly skyrocketing. 

I think the appropriate word would be stratospheric... Please stay close to home - even though Omicron is mild for most, it's often still no fun, and it's not mild for everyone.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing on COVID-19 for Jan. 6, 2022

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/06/2022

January 6, 2022

What:

Experts will answer questions about our COVID-19 response, vaccination, and testing.

Who:

  • Traci DeSalvo, Director, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases

When:

Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

We expect the DHS to discuss their press release from this afternoon:

COVID Updates from Dr. Hall Jan. 4, 2022

Dunn Co. COVID-19 Stats
January 5, 2022
This week's data update for Dunn County is sparse, as there seems to be an issue with the database. Additionally, we will have wonky data due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays, so it may take a little bit to get a good idea of what's going on.
 
Four new deaths this past week, which is heart-breaking.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 12/20/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/20/2021

December 20, 2021

 and will have a media appearance at 1 PM in regard to the statement. Wisconsin health officials are imploring citizens to become fully vaccinated and to obtain vaccine booster doses, and to wear masks in public places and when being with people you do not live with.

COVID Update from Dr. Hall 12/13/2021

December 13, 2021
Data update for Dunn County - continued high cases, perhaps slaking a bit but hard to say given the data anomalies due to Thanksgiving and WEDSS being down for several days. We shall see. It's still really high.
 
Continued high hospitalizations, and our hospitals are really in crisis.