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How — and When — Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?

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June 20, 2020

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Inside the Trump Administration’s Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

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June 20, 2020

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Right before President Donald Trump unveiled punitive measures against China on May 29, he inserted a surprise into his prepared text.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 6/19/2020

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June 19, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 update with Health Department Director KT Gallagher

Detecting COVID-19 Deaths In Wisconsin

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June 19, 2020

Over the first three months after the coronavirus pandemic struck Wisconsin in March, only two days passed during which no Wisconsinites were announced to have died from the new disease wreaking havoc around the globe in 2020. One was May 17 and the other was June 8.

DHS Media Briefing for 6/17/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/17/2020

June 17, 2020

Today's media briefing will take place at 1:30 PM. 


Dunn County releases new Health Alert for COVID-19

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June 15, 2020

Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher today released a new Health Alert for the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Alert 2, issued today, is very similar to the health alert issued on June 2, but increases the size of gatherings that are advised under the alert. The previous alert had recommended indoor gatherings be limited to 10 people, and outdoor gatherings limited to 20.

Hot Food returns to the Menomonie Farmers Market

June 14, 2020

Hot food returned to the Menomonie Farmer's Market this weekend. Take a guided tour with the Market Manager.  Note that all of the food is available for takeout only and may not be consumed at the market.

Gov. Evers Announces $40 Million in Financial Assistance to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses

June 11, 2020

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced hospitals across Wisconsin will receive direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to assist with lost revenue and expenses they’ve incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May 2020. DHS will distribute these payments from $40 million of funding provided to Wisconsin under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 6/11/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/11/2020

June 11, 2020


  • 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

When: Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.     

Eau Claire County issues new COVID-19 order

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Eau Claire County COVID-19 Q&A - June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department today issued a new local health order that takes effect at midnight tonight. Now permitted in this new order are indoor public gatherings of up to 50 people and up to 100 people in outdoor public gatherings. One-on-one personal service providers are recommended to not exceed 20 clients per day.

COVID-19 - a mixed bag in Wisconsin

June 9, 2020

The COVID-19 statistics continue to be a little mixed. Although it is certainly encouraging that the percentage of positive tests continues to decline in Wisconsin, life is not entirely good. It is a little difficult to know what to think of some of the statistics at this point because the testing parameters have changed, and many more tests are being done, including people who may be asymptomatic or only have minor symptoms.

COVID-19 Media Briefing for 6/9/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/29/2020

June 9, 2020


  • WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes
  • DNR Secretary Preston Cole


  • An update on the state’s response to COVID-19 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Capital One and Other Debt Collectors Are Still Coming for Millions of Americans

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June 8, 2020

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Since 2018, Capital One has been a looming presence in Julio Lugo’s life, ever since the company sued him, as it did 29,000 other New Yorkers that year, over an unpaid credit card. But when the coronavirus hit the city this March, it wasn’t on his mind.