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More Eau Claire potential COVID-19 exposures

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September 11, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at two Eau Claire County establishments: She-Nannigans and The Pickle.

 She-Nannigans - Saturday, August 29 from 11pm-2am - Sunday, September 6 from 12am - 2am

The Pickle - Thursday, September 3 from 10pm - 1am - Saturday, September 5 from 11pm – 1am - Sunday, September 6 from 11pm -1 am

Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher 9/11/2020

KT Gallagher
September 11, 2020

Today KT runs the numbers and talks about the differences between PCR, antigen, and antibody tests. As always, she also answers your questions from social media. Today she addresses a lot of  rumor and speculation about the accuracy of COVID-19 death reporting, sports activities, and more.

Wisconsin Supreme Court enjoins Madison order on in-person classes

Supreme Court Seal
September 10, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has enjoined the Public Health Emergency Order in Dane County. The order from the public health department stopped all in-person classes in Dane County due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this injunction schools could open for in-person classes as early as tomorrow. The court order is attached below.

Wisconsin breaks more COVID-19 records

positive cases graph
September 10, 2020

A record number of new positive COVID-19 tests was reported today, with 1547 new positive tests and with 17.54% of the tests being positive. The distribution of cases is still heavily in the 20-29 age range.

New potential COVID-19 exposure in Eau Claire

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September 10, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at the Complexx at Wagners Lanes (volleyball court) on Sunday, September 6 from 8-9 pm.

UW-Madison suspending in-person classes, quarantining two residence halls

Bascom Hill
September 9, 2020

University of Wisconsin Becky Blank announced today that the University of Wisconsin Madison will cancel all classes from September 10-12, and all classes will be virtual starting Monday September 14 for at least two weeks. 

She also announced that all residents of Sellery and Witte residence halls will quarantine in place starting at 10 PM Wednesday, Sept. 8 and continuing for two weeks. All residents who have not been tested for COVID-19 must be tested by Friday. 

UW-Madison students under 14-day restriction for COVID-19

UW-Madison COVID Dashboard
September 7, 2020

that the University of Wisconsin Madison is restricting the activities of students for the next two weeks starting at 5 PM today due to a severe increase in COVID-19 positive tests in the past few days.

State sets record percentage of positive COVID-19 cases at 16 percent

graph of percentage of positive cases
September 6, 2020

16.21% of the COVID-19 tests reported today were positive. That is a new record for the state and represents the third consecutive day where the positive percentage is over 10%. This is discouraging, particularly since schools have recently started in the state, and it is expected that there will be an additional burden of cases after the holiday weekend. 

Record number of COVID-19 cases reported today, DHS says it is caused by an error

New Positive Cases Graph
September 4, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services today reported 1498 new COVID-19 cases, which is a new single-day record. In a recent tweet, DHS said that the big increase was due to problems with the laboratory test reporting, which have now been fixed. At the moment it is not clear exactly what was meant by that, and we are waiting for more details.

Dunn County Health Dept. and Menomonie Police support mask wearing

KT Gallagher
September 3, 2020

Governor Evers’ Emergency Order , issued on July 30, instructed all Wisconsin residents to wear a face covering when in public or an enclosed space. Please see for more information on this. The mandate has generated some questions from the community that we would like to take some time to address. 

Wisconsin DHS Press Briefing for Sept. 3, 2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 9/03/2020

September 3, 2020

In today's press briefing Governor Tony Evers will discuss the current litigation against the state's mask mandate, along with other difficulties facing the state, and an additional $5 million dollars in CARES funding.

Potential Eau Claire COVID-19 exposure

COVID virus
August 29, 2020

The Eau Claire City/County Health Department has issued a notice of a potential COVID-19 exposure in Eau Claire at the VFW (Folsom St.) on Thursday, August 20th from 6:00pm – 2:00am and Sunday, August 23 from 6:00pm- 2:00am.

The department recommends that anyone who was at the VFW during those hours and is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should be tested for the virus. 

Dunn County COVID-19 Update with KT Gallagher 8/28/2020

August 28, 2020

Most Friday's KT Gallager (Dunn County Public Health Director) gives an update on COVID-19 in Dunn County. This week there are fewer questions than normal, so this is a shorter update.

Most COVID-19 Patients In Wisconsin Have Recovered, But What Does That Mean?

Illustration by Mark Riechers;
August 28, 2020

After seven days of enduring a series of miserable symptoms — shortness of breath, numbness in her hands and feet, headaches and extreme, aching pain — Adrienne Lathan's doctor told her it was time to take a coronavirus test. Confirmed positive and suffering from acute pneumonia, Lathan spent six days fighting COVID-19 at a Milwaukee hospital at the end of March. She nearly died.