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Eau Claire City-County Health Department issues new COVID-19 order

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July 8, 2020

The Eau Claire CIty and County Health Department has issued a new public health order that advises new restrictions due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the county. The new order takes place at midnight tonight for Eau Claire County, and the primary changes in the new order (which is in effect until July 22 unless further changes are needed in the interim) include:

Chippewa County warns about potential COVID-19 exposure

July 7, 2020

Chippewa County Department of Public Health is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at the following Chippewa County locations:

Cornell Street Dance, Fireworks, and Parade: July 3, 2020

We recommend if you were at any of these locations during the provided timeframe AND are experiencing or develop symptoms of COVID-19 that you contact a healthcare provider to be tested.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

• Fever or chills

Dunn County Public Health Department introduces new COVID-19 dashboard

Dunn County COVID-19 dashboard
July 7, 2020

The Dunn County Public Health Department today introduced a new . The new dashboard shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dunn County, as well as some information on how Dunn is doing compared to other counties in the state.

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 briefing for July 7, 2020 and state-wide PPE distribution

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 7/07/2020

July 7, 2020

This is the first state-wide COVID-19 briefing since 6/23/2020. We expect that there will be discussion today about the increasing levels of coronavirus infection in the state and how that will be addressed.

Wisconsin COVID-19 numbers rapidly deteriorating

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July 5, 2020

Wisconsin's coronavirus infection numbers have changed alarmingly over the past week, showing a severe increase, particularly in the last two days. Though it is hard to draw a lot of conclusions from a day or two of numbers, we're currently seeing a trend that is disturbing.

Have a great holiday weekend - but stay safe

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July 3, 2020

It's Fourth of July weekend in Wisconsin. It's normally a time for outdoors, fireworks, fun, and crowds. But not so much this year. Lots of activities are being scaled back, but many of you are going to want to go out and have a normal 4th. I get it. 

Dane County order closes bars, limits restaurants

Madison, WI
July 1, 2020

After a week of quickly-increasing COVID-19 cases in young people, and 21% of the cases stemming from bars, the Madison and Dane County Health Department this morning ordered a reduction in capacity for restaurants and the shuttering of all bars for any non-takeout service.

Museums preserve clues that can help scientists predict and analyze future pandemics

June 27, 2020
Specimens like these at Dublin’s Natural History Museum contain valuable information about the evolution of pathogens and host organisms.

Dunn County COVID-19 Update for 6/26/2020

Status Update
June 26, 2020
Dunn County COVID-19 Weekly Update

Thanks for your patience! Here is the weekly COVID-19 update with Dunn County Health Department Director, KT Gallagher.

Still more possible contact risks in Eau Claire

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June 26, 2020

For the third day in a row the Eau Claire City-County Health Department is reporting possible contact risks in Eau Claire, again involving bars on Water St. Today's report is another contact possibility at The Pickle (at a different time) and a potential risk of exposure at Brother's. Anyone who was attending these businesses during the listed hours and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their health provider.

Eau Claire reports potential new COVID-19 exposures

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June 25, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has reported two new cases of potential COVID-19 exposure. Anyone who was at these establishments on the given days and times AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their provider to get tested. Both establishments are cooperating with the public health investigations. 

Times and places of potential exposure include:

• The Pickle on June 19 from 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM and June 20 from 11:30 PM -1:30 AM

Eau Claire issues new Public Health Order

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June 24, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has issued a new Public Health Order which loosens requirements in the county and goes into effect at midnight tonight.  These decreased requirements are taking place despite an increase in cases and risk in the county, and primarily reflect the fact that the health department has been able to keep up with contact tracing in the county. Please see today's information briefing for more details on recent outbreaks in the county.

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.