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COVID-19 Media Update for 12/3/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/03/2020

December 3, 2020


  • 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 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.            

Governor Evers updates the state on COVID-19 status

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/1/2020

December 1, 2020

State number updates on COVID-19

107 deaths were reported today in Wisconsin from COVID-19. It is entirely possible that part of that sudden spike was caused by a lag in reporting over the holiday weekend, but it is clear we are still suffering badly from the pandemic. 

DHS Launches Multimedia Campaign Encouraging Wisconsinites to Enter Health Care Field

November 25, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced today the launch of , a multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites across the state to enter the health care field.

Record COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin, Governor asks people to have controlled holiday

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 11/24/2020

November 24, 2020

Today Wisconsin had a record number of reported COVID-19 deaths, with 104 citizens losing their lives to the pandemic. This is after some lower numbers over the last two days. Reported infections and deaths often drop over the weekend as both tests and reporting slow down on weekend days. 

State-wide another 279 people were reported as hospitalized after a drop over the weekend in that statistic as well. 

11/20/2020 Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher

November 20, 2020

This is the weekly COVID-19 update with Dunn County Health Dept. Administrator KT Gallagher.

Gov. Evers issues new Public Health Order, Face Coverings Order

Governor Tony Evers
November 20, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin as Wisconsin’s hospitals are operating at or very near full capacity and healthcare providers are struggling to keep up with the demand for care.

83 more COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin

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November 19, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to indicate that this will be a long winter. 83 more deaths from the pandemic were reported today in Wisconsin. None of these deaths were in Dunn County, which stays at a count of 5 deaths. In Eau Claire County, two new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 48.

Gov. Evers to issue new public health emergency

Governor Tony Evers

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 11/18/2020

November 18, 2020

There will be a media briefing at 1:30 today on COVID-19 with Governor Evers and others. It would not be surprising if the Governor discussed the package of bills he sent to the legislature yesterday on COVID-19. 



November 17, 2020

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released unemployment data from March 15 to November 14, 2020, revealingthat 93.28% of the over 8 million weekly Unemployment Insurance claims that have been filed since March 15, 2020, have been processed.


COVID and the Arts - Katie Shay, Menomonie Theater Guild

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Interview with Katy Shay

November 17, 2020

Although everyone has been punched in the pocketbook by the pandemic, arts organizations have been particularly hard-hit, particularly performing artists. With most performances banned, or at least a very bad idea, many performers are hurting, and the many new virtual performance opportunities are not cutting it. 

Hobbs Ice Arena to close temporarily

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November 17, 2020

Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire will be closed starting tomorrow (Wed. Nov. 18) due to a concern about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release today:

New state records for deaths and hospitalizations from COVID

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November 17, 2020

State-wide Wisconsin is suffering badly from the pandemic. Today's numbers how a record number of hospitalizations (318) and the highest reported one-day number of deaths (92). 2274 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, with 456 people in intensive care. These are both new records.

Governor Evers and DHS Direct an Additional $80 Million to Support Skilled Nursing Facilities

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November 17, 2020

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the state Department of Health Services (DHS) today have pledged an additional $80 million to support Wisconsin’s skilled nursing facilities through the end of the year. In addition, to address critical staffing shortages, DHS is partnering with the Departments of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and Workforce Development (DWD) to enhance existing efforts to strengthen the workforce in Wisconsin’s health care and long-term care settings.