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Eau Claire City-County Health reports potential COVID-19 exposures

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June 24, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is reporting the potential for exposure to the COVID-19 virus at two Eau Claire County businesses and asks that people who may have been exposed receive tests if they are experiencing symptoms. It is possible that some people were exposed at these businesses and were not able to be contact-traced.

DHS Media Briefing 6/23/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/23/2020

June 23, 2020

Today's DHS media conference primarily announced a new dashboard of data, primarily including . This is intended to help local governments, organizations, and businesses to better understand the status of their county and to make good decisions on that basis.

Department of Public Instruction releases COVID-19 guidelines

June 22, 2020
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today issued , a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

How — and When — Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?

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June 20, 2020

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Inside the Trump Administration’s Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

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June 20, 2020

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Dunn County COVID-19 update for 6/19/2020

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June 19, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 update with Health Department Director KT Gallagher

Detecting COVID-19 Deaths In Wisconsin

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June 19, 2020

Over the first three months after the coronavirus pandemic struck Wisconsin in March, only two days passed during which no Wisconsinites were announced to have died from the new disease wreaking havoc around the globe in 2020. One was May 17 and the other was June 8.

DHS Media Briefing for 6/17/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/17/2020

June 17, 2020

Today's media briefing will take place at 1:30 PM. 

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Dunn County releases new Health Alert for COVID-19

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June 15, 2020

Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher today released a new Health Alert for the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Alert 2, issued today, is very similar to the health alert issued on June 2, but increases the size of gatherings that are advised under the alert. The previous alert had recommended indoor gatherings be limited to 10 people, and outdoor gatherings limited to 20.

Hot Food returns to the Menomonie Farmers Market

June 14, 2020

Hot food returned to the Menomonie Farmer's Market this weekend. Take a guided tour with the Market Manager.  Note that all of the food is available for takeout only and may not be consumed at the market.

Gov. Evers Announces $40 Million in Financial Assistance to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses

June 11, 2020

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced hospitals across Wisconsin will receive direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to assist with lost revenue and expenses they’ve incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May 2020. DHS will distribute these payments from $40 million of funding provided to Wisconsin under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 6/11/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/11/2020

June 11, 2020

Who: 

  • 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

When: Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.     

Eau Claire County issues new COVID-19 order

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Eau Claire County COVID-19 Q&A - June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department today issued a new local health order that takes effect at midnight tonight. Now permitted in this new order are indoor public gatherings of up to 50 people and up to 100 people in outdoor public gatherings. One-on-one personal service providers are recommended to not exceed 20 clients per day.