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Governor Evers calls for more vaccine for Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
December 18, 2020

Governor Tony Evers has called for better availability of the Pfizer vaccine in Wisconsin. Yesterday the state was informed that rather than the 49,725 doses of vaccine that were expected next week the state will only receive 35,100. 

Wisconsin to launch COVID-19 contact app

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December 18, 2020

Governor Evers recently announced that the state will be rolling out a contact tracing app for COVID-19 exposures, to be called WI Exposure Notification. This app uses Bluetooth connections to other cell phone users to keep track of what other app users you have been in close contact with. The application is totally voluntary and must be enabled on each cell phone individually.

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 media conference for 12/17/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/17/2020

December 17, 2020

Who:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, 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: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.            

Where:  

Wisconsin DHS Vaccine Q&A for 12/16/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/16/2020

December 16, 2020

Who:

  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ** Note time change          

DHS Vaccine Q&A

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December 14, 2020

At 1:30 PM today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will hold a Vaccine Q&A session, answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in the state. 

Who:

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

When: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.      

Menomonie High School students planning strike against resuming class

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Student Strike Interview with Lila Parent

December 12, 2020

Update - I spoke with one of the strike organizers at MHS. 

The Menomonie School District recently announced that the high school will resume in-person classes at Menomonie High School on Monday, Dec. 14. The district had closed the High School previously due to the pandemic, and particularly because illness and quarantine cases for the staff had made it difficult to continue classes.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 12/11/2020

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December 12, 2020

This is this week's COVID-19 status update with Dunn County's Health Services Director KT Gallagher. This week KT discusses why COVID numbers are different on different websites,  the new guidelines on length of quarantine, how  long immunity lasts, and what is going to happen with the new vaccines.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 12/10/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/10/2020

December 10, 2020

Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will hold a COVID-19 status briefing today at 1:30 PM.

Who:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Traci DeSalvo, Acting Director, Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

When: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.            

Menomonie High School to re-open Monday, 12/14/2020

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December 10, 2020

In this week's COVID-19 update, Menomonie School District Superintendent Joe Zydowsky wrote that the Menomonie High School will return to in-person learning on Monday, Dec. 14. 

Hello SDMA Families and Staff.

Greetings from the School District of the Menomonie Area. There is a lot of information in this week's update, so information will be grouped in the sections below:

Eau Claire to receive Department of Defense medical help

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December 9, 2020

This morning Governor Tony Evers announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will deploy approximately 45 U.S. Army medical personnel to assist the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19 in Wisconsin. One of the four cities receiving help is Eau Claire, which will receive help at the Marshfield Clinic.

Eau Claire County potential COVID-19 exposure

December 8, 2020
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at Buddha’s Bar (129 W. Lincoln St. in Augusta) on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:00 pm-2:00 am. Post Date: 12/08/2020 5:19 PM

Local businesses receive state awards for COVID-19 innovation

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December 8, 2020

231 Wisconsin businesses were awarded grants totaling 3 million dollars in the We're All Innovating Contest. This contest awards state CARES act funds to businesses that have found innovative solutions to issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition was limited to businesses with 50 or fewer employees and is administered through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 12/8/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/08/2020

December 8, 2020

Who:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Traci DeSalvo, Acting Director, Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.          

DHS Media Briefing - COVID-19 vaccine Q&A at 2 PM today

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/07/2020

December 7, 2020

Who:

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

When: Monday, December 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  ** Note time change         

Dunn County COVID-19 update

COVID Data Graphic
December 4, 2020

This is this week's COVID data graphic and video update with Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher.

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