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Governor Evers responds to Supreme Court ruling in today's Radio Address

Governor Tony Evers
May 14, 2020

Hi, folks. Governor Tony Evers here.

As you may have heard, the State Supreme Court struck down Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order, effective immediately.

Until now, Wisconsin was in a pretty good place in our battle against COVID-19.

Wisconsin DHS Daily Media Briefing

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/14/2020

May 14, 2020

Today's Media  Briefing will start at 1:30 PM and include:

  • 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 

The media briefing will almost certainly include information about yesterday's State Supreme Court ruling.

Eau Claire County announces new COVID-19 information site

COVID-19 website capture
May 14, 2020

Eau Claire County has released a new that includes a current dashboard of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations along with informative articles and links to the county's COVID-19 press briefings. 

State Supreme Court rules against Evers and Palm on Safer at Home

Governor Tony Evers
May 13, 2020

The state Supreme Court today ruled against the Safer at Home rules imposed by Governor Evers and Secretary-Designee Palm, claiming that the emergency orders overstepped the authority of the Department of Health Services and also violated the law passed in the lame-duck session at the end of the Walker administration that requires all administrative rules be approved by the state legislature. 

Dunn County COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Dials
May 13, 2020

This afternoon KT Gallagher of the Dunn County Public Health Department released the following COVID-19 update:

Governor Evers announces more store openings in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
May 11, 2020

Governor Evers and Secretary-Designee Palm today announced a further "turning of the dial" in Wisconsin. allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to open to in-person shopping for up to five customers at one time.

DHS 5/11/2020 Media Briefing

Gov. Tony Evers

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/11/2020

May 11, 2020

Today's media briefing will include 

COVID-19 drive-through testing in Eau Claire

COVID Testing Eau Claire
May 11, 2020

The previously-announced drive-through testing in Eau Claire went well on Sunday, and while I was there the lines were short and moving as briskly as could be expected. According to today's Eau Claire Health Department briefing, 216 tests were run on Sunday. Testing will continue today (Monday, May 11, 2020) from 11 AM until 7 PM. There is no charge for the testing, and you do not need to have a healthcare provider to have the testing done.

National Guard helps with COVID-19 mass testing - coming to Eau Claire tomorrow

May 9, 2020

The National Guard has been assisting in mass COVID-19 testing throughout the state. On Sunday and Monday they will bring their testing to Eau Claire. We will be bringing you some pictures and video from the Eau Claire testing, so please don't go over there to just see what the testing process is like.

Farmers Union donates 30,000 pounds of pork to Feed My People

Farmers Union Enterprises Truck
May 8, 2020

During the current pandemic, food insecurity has visited many families in the area due to unemployment and under-employment. Farmers Union Enterprises donated 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire today The ribs come from Redwood Farms, one of the companies belonging to Farmers Union Enterprises. Redwood Farms supplies premium pork products to high-end restaurants in New York, Chicago and other cities across the U.S.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 5/8/2020

May 8, 2020

Today's update on the COVID-19 situation in Dunn County with Health Dept. Administrator KT Gallagher.

Governor releases best practices for businesses after re-opening

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/8/2020

May 8, 2020

This  morning Governor Evers released a set of best practices for businesses that will be re-opening as restrictions are lifted under the Badger Bounce Back plan. 

The brochures include general guidelines for all businesses to follow as well as industry-specific advice, such as for restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, professional offices, farmers, manufacturers, builders, hotel and motel operators, barbers, personal care services and other fields.

So - That Happened Episode 3 - Ted Stark, the Menomonie Public Library, and the pandemic

Ted Stark
May 8, 2020

In the most recent episode of So - That Happened, I talk to Ted Stark, director of the Menomonie Public Library, about the challenges the library has faced due to the pandemic, how they are now providing curbside book pickup from the library (only of local materials), ways you can use the library from home, and what is in the future for the library.

Eaux Claires, Ashley for the Arts canceled for 2020

Eaux Claires Logo
May 8, 2020

Both the Eaux Claires festival and Ashley for the Arts announced this morning that they are canceling their musical events for the summer of 2020. 

Eaux Claires had previously worked out an agreement with the city of Eau Claire to hold their festival downtown this summer rather than at the prior more rural location. Ashley for the Arts will take place August 12-14 2021.