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DHS Vaccine Q&A for 2/11/2021 - New Vaccination Dashboard

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 02/11/2021

February 11, 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 11, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.              

The state DHS has released a new vaccination dashboard as announced in the corresponding press release:

DHS and Laboratory Partners Identify Second Case of Variant Strain B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin

February 9, 2021

On February 6, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and laboratory partners identified a second case of variant strain B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes .

DHS COVID-19 Media Update for 2/9/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 02/09/2021

February 9, 2021

Who:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.  

Walgreens announces vaccine availability - site promptly crashes

Walgreens site - updates in progress
February 9, 2021

The Walgreens website is now functioning and it is possible to look up the availability of appointments. In my case the site said no appointments are available currently in Menomonie.

Another update -- the site is back in "updates in progress" mode. My guess is that not a lot of appointments will be made any time soon.

Update -- the Walgreens.com website is functioning again, but attempts to schedule an appointment are still failing.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce First Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Rock County to Open February 16

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February 8, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today with the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a new partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare. AMI will help expand vaccine accessibility across the state by operating community-based vaccination clinics. After careful consideration and identifying local health needs, DHS has selected Rock County to be the site of the first clinic currently scheduled to open February 16.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 2/5/2021

February 6, 2021

This is the weekly COVID-19 update for Dunn County with Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher.  At this time 8% of the residents of Dunn County have been vaccinated, and 11% have been vaccinated state-wide.

Eau Claire COVID testing site closed due to weather

February 5, 2021
The National Guard COVID-19 testing site at Peace Church, 501 E. Filmore Ave., Eau Claire will be closed on Saturday, February 6th and Monday February 8th due to extreme cold temperatures.

Details of the closure are in the attached PDF file.

Gov. Evers to Veto GOP Bill Limiting Response to Pandemic

Governor Tony Evers
February 5, 2021
Legislature abandons bipartisan compromise, sends first bill to governor’s desk in more than 290 days

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today reacted to the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1, which was passed after Republicans abandoned compromise legislation that passed the Wisconsin State Senate with bipartisan support. A previous bipartisan version of AB 1 had received the governor’s support, signaling he would sign that version if Republicans sent it to his desk.  

 

COVID-19 vaccination appointment information from Dunn County

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February 4, 2021

As of Feb. 1 over 2800 COVID-19 shots have been given to Dunn County residents, and 885 have been given to people over the age of 65. The Dunn County Health Department asks you to only make a single appointment for your vaccination when you become eligible. 

This is the appointment information for the major health providers in the county:

Governor Evers signs new health emergency order

Governor Tony Evers

Gov. Evers Puts Public Health Before Politics, Signs New Public Health Emergency

February 4, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order  and Emergency Order establishing a statewide public health emergency and requiring face coverings in public places to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.

Assembly votes to revoke the face mask mandate

February 4, 2021

The Wisconsin Assembly just voted to accept the amended resolution revoking the governor's mask mandate and has sent the resolution back to the Senate. This, in effect, has removed the state-wide mask mandate. 

The resolution will formally take effect tomorrow after it’s signed by Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg.

Eau Claire City and County approve mask ordinance

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February 2, 2021

Update -- After a long hearing in which 16 people spoke against the new mask ordinance and 10 spoke against it, the Eau Claire City Council approved the mask ordinance 13-0. 3,195 people responded to a survey put out by the city recently and of those respondents 59% favored the mask mandate and 41% asked to not have it implemented.

DHS Vaccine Q&A for 2/2/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 02/02/2021

February 2, 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: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.              

Dunn County COVID-19 status update for 1/22/2021

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January 23, 2021

As usual, Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher brings you the latest numbers and answers your questions.

There have been 3,876 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dunn County, and 169 of those are currently active. There have been 26 deaths in the county, and 10 people are currently in the hospital. 

First mobile vaccination teams assisting Wisconsin communities

National Guard Vaccination Site
January 22, 2021

The state’s first mobile vaccination teams began operations this week to assist local health department efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccines across Wisconsin.

The teams, which represent a joint effort of state resources and are made up of Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard and vaccinators from the University of Wisconsin system, piloted the program Jan. 19 in Greendale.

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