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Dunn County Enters Crisis Standards – Highest COVID-19 Case Rate of 2021

November 26, 2021

Dunn County Wisconsin –As of November 24th, 2021, Dunn County has 508 active cases of COVID-19 and a 7-day average of over 48 new cases per day.

The Dunn County Health Department
(DCHD) is no longer able to follow-up
with everyone who is positive with
COVID-19 and their close contacts. 

Everyone age 18+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster

November 23, 2021

Full press release from the Eau Claire City/County Health Department is attached below:

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 10/8/2021

Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher
October 8, 2021

As always KT runs through the numbers for the state and county, and then answers your questions.

Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher for 10/1/2021

Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher
October 2, 2021

As always, Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher give you the COVID-19 statistics for Dunn County and answers your questions. 

Wisconsin DHS Media Conference on COVID-19 booster shots

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 09/30/2021

September 30, 2021


DHS experts will answer questions about COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster doses.


  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager


Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Menomonie School Board approves compromise mask requirement

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 9/27/2021

September 27, 2021

The Menomonie School Board tonight approved a compromise masking policy. Students in K-6 classes will be required to wear masks in school until such time that those students may be fully vaccinated. This does not apply to teachers, for whom masking will remain optional. The mask mandate for younger students passed 5-4 after a very long discussion.



Dunn County changes gathering size recommendations

KT Gallagher
September 25, 2021

Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher has announced a change in the recommendations for gathering sizes in Dunn County due to COVID-19. The case burden in the county is very high, at 886.6 cases per  100,000 people, and the vaccination rate in the county remains low, at 42.5% of residents.

Wisconsin DHS COVID media briefing 9/22/2021

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 09/22/2021

September 22, 2021


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


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


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

COVID Update from Dr. Hall - 9/20/2021

Dunn County Covid Cases
September 21, 2021
Data update for Dunn County. Cases continue to increase, especially in ages 10-19. All counties in the Chip Valley have broken records for new daily cases this year. Cases in Stout students are still low but starting to tick upward. Two new deaths in Dunn County, both under age 60 and without any underlying health conditions. We've now had three deaths total this month (out of 40 total since the pandemic began), 1 person in their 60's and the other two under 60.

COVID-19 update from KT Gallagher 9/17/2021

KT Gallagher
September 17, 2021

In today's COVID-19 update Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher points out serious changes recently in the behavior of COVID-19 in Dunn County. In particular, 10% of the cases are now taking place in children under 9. 

COVID Update from Dr. Hall 9/16/2021

Dunn County COVID-19 Cases
September 16, 2021
Heads up / interim update for Dunn County. We have not seen a 7-day average this high (32) since last December. Continued increasing cases, disproportionately driven by those aged 10-19.