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Wisconsin pandemic continues to grow out of control

Covid Cases per Day
October 31, 2020

The pandemic in Wisconsin continues to grow out of control. Today 5278 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the state, which is a new record, surpassing the previous one of 5268 four days ago. There is no good news elsewhere, as there are 374 new hospitalizations reported since yesterday and 59 more deaths.

Dunn County COVID-19 status update

Status Graphic
October 31, 2020

These are the numbers for this week's Dunn County status, and the weekly video update with KT Gallagher from the Dunn County Public Health Department. There are now 1130 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. 225 of those cases are currently active and 8 are currently hospitalized in the county.

Eau Claire County COVID-19 status updates

Eau Claire County COVID-19 Update - October 29, 2020

October 30, 2020

This is the media briefing from yesterday outlining the criticality of the pandemic in Eau Claire. Eau Claire County's status is becoming very concerning (as with the other counties in the area). The current Eau Claire County status report is attached below.

What I Have Been Watching - Totally Under Control

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TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL Trailer (2020) Coronavirus, President Trump

October 30, 2020

As the pandemic has lingered on and on and on I find that like many of you, I have been watching a lot more TV than normal. I will be trying to point out a few of the shows that I have found interesting. 

DHS media briefing for 10/30/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/30/2020

October 30, 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, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.            

Gov. Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Expansion of Wisconsin's COVID-19 Community Testing Efforts

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/29/2020

October 29, 2020

The Department of Health Services held a media availability in conjunction with this announcement. It is displayed here.

Menomonie School District COVID-19 Report

School District Logo
October 29, 2020

This is this week's COVID-19 report from Superintendent Joe Zydowsky. Also, according to a recent Twitter message from Zydowsky, an important part of the district's network infrastructure has failed this morning, so much of the district's networking will be not working until it can be replaced, probably sometime tomorrow.

Hello SDMA Families and Staff.

This update includes a lot of important information, so please be patient with the length of this message.

COVID-19 Media Briefing for 10/27/2020 - new record for cases and deaths

Death Graph

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/27/2020

October 27, 2020

The state today has reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths (64 new deaths reported today). Additionally, 5,262 new infections were reported today, which is also a new record.


Free Dunn County Covid Testing

COVID Testing Graphic
October 26, 2020

A free COVID-19 testing clinic will be held in Menomonie on Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 24, and December 8 from 11 AM until 7 PM. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 may be tested at the clinic. It will be held in the large animal building at the County Fairgrounds (Dunn County Rec Park) at 620 17th St. South East. More details are available in the graphic above. 

This clinic will be supported by the Wisconsin National Guard.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 10/23/2020

Data Update
October 23, 2020

972 Positive Cases in Dunn County 

10,794 Negative Cases in Dunn County 

797 Confirmed Cases that Have Now Been Symptom Free for 10 days and Have Been Released from Isolation. 

190,478  Positive Cases in Wisconsin 

1,744,072 Negative Cases in Wisconsin

1,745 Deaths in Wisconsin 

As cases continue to rise, please keep these things in mind when you do choose to leave your home.

-- Stay at home except for essential travel;

COVID-19 Misinformation And The Paranoid Style In Wisconsin's Pandemic Politics

Covid virus
October 23, 2020

When the coronavirus started spreading around Wisconsin in the spring of 2020, Dr. Chad Tamez hosted Facebook Live sessions to help patients understand what was initially a mysterious new pathogen. A family physician who co-owns a private practice in West Bend, Tamez seized on the power of social media to discuss new medical findings about the coronavirus.

COVID-19 DHS Media Availability for 10/22/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/22/2020

October 22, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer for the DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor
  • Deb Standridge, Chief Executive Officer of the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park. 


When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m

5th CD Fair Maps Hearing

peoples Map Commission
October 21, 2020

The People's Map Commission appointed by Governor Evers is continuing to have hearings to receive input on the creation of fair maps in the state. The hearing concentrating on the 5th Congressional District will be held on Oct. 29 from 6-8:30 PM. The deadline for registering to comment during this hearing is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak.

This week's COVID-19 numbers - it's not as bad as it looks

COVID Percent Positive by Day
October 20, 2020

On the surface, the COVID-19 statistics for the last few days paint a really confusing picture. This graph is perhaps the most difficult example (percentage of tests that are positive by day). The world has not gone topsy-turvy but is mostly a side-effect of the upgrade that the state did over the weekend to the WEDSS system. This is the system the state uses to collect COVID-19 and other data from local public health offices.