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Dunn County COVID-19 update for 3/5/2021

Dunn County COVID data graph
March 6, 2021

This is the weekly video update with Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher. The county risk level continues to be high, with 44 active cases in the county, 1 currently hospitalized, and with 98% of the total cases in the county recovered from the virus.

5.9% of county residents have received both doses of vaccine, as opposed to 9.0% of state-wide residents. 

DHS Vaccine Q&A for March 4, 2021, Vaccine Hotline Available

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 03/04/2021

March 4, 2021

Who:

  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.     

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 2/26/2021

Dunn County COVID-19 statistics graphic
February 26, 2021

This is the weekly Friday COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher, Dunn County Public Health Administrator. KT updates you on the status of the pandemic and vaccinations, and answers your questions. Note that although things are definitely moving in a good direction, the county is still in a HIGH risk level category, and it is not time yet to drop vigilance to stop the spread of this disease.

Wisconsin DHS launches new vaccine provider map, but it is confusing

COVID vaccine vial
February 26, 2021

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a that is intended to provide more transparency in the provision of COVID-19 vaccines in the state and to help guide people to local vaccine providers. 

Wisconsin DHS media briefing announces new groups eligible for vaccination

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 02/25/2021

February 25, 2021

Who:

  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.              

The primary purpose of this briefing will be to announce groups that are newly-eligible for vaccination. 

Dunn County Health Department issues new mask advisory

Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher
February 25, 2021

The Dunn County Health Department has issued a new mask advisory for the county. This is not really a change in recommendations so much as it is a reminder that despite the fact that the cases in the state and county have decreased, we are still in a pandemic and will need to remain vigilant until we reach herd immunity through vaccinations.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Launch of Four More Community-Based Vaccination Clinics

February 23, 2021

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced the locations of four additional community-based vaccination clinics. The vaccination clinics will be located in La Crosse County, Racine County, Marathon County, with the last clinic split between Douglas and Barron County. Locations will open within the next two months.

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 2/23/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 02/23/2021

February 23, 2021

What:

DHS experts will join Governor Tony Evers to answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response, along with questions about vaccine allocation, distribution, and administration.

Who:

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 2/19/2021

Dunn County COVID-19 Graphic
February 19, 2021

This is the weekly Friday update from KT Gallagher, Dunn County Health Administrator. The COVID-19 activity level in Dunn County has dropped from very high to high this week. The county currently has 66 active cases, and three people are in the hospital. 3.8% of the people in the county have completed both doses of vaccine. 

Dunn County relaxes COVID-19 meeting recommendations

Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher
February 18, 2021

Between Feb. 3 and Feb. 17 the number of new COVID-19 cases in Dunn County met the state standard for a "high" number of cases, which is a drop from the previous "very high" level.

Two additional COVID-19 variant cases in Eau Claire County

COVID virus
February 16, 2021

Two additional cases of the COVID-19 virus variant that was originally found in England have been discovered in Eau Claire. This variant, called  B.1.1.7, is considered to be more readily transmitted than the original virus, and is also possibly more deadly.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 2/12/2021

COVID update graphic
February 13, 2021

This is the weekly Dunn County COVID-19 update video from Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher.