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COVID-19 News

Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 1

Madison Capitol Building
January 5, 2021

On January 5, 2021, the Assembly Committee on Health will hold a  on Assembly Bill 1 relating to state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 12/30/2020

COVID statistics graphic
January 1, 2021

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

Wisconsin vaccine progress now available on-line

vaccine administration
December 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched its new  this morning. Data shown includes summary metrics for allocation, shipment, and total vaccine administered, as well as a graph displaying the number of vaccinations administered per day. DHS plans to update these visualizations at 2 p.m. every Tuesday.

COVID-19 Status 12/27/2020

Wisconsin COVID-19 Cases by day
December 27, 2020

As you may have noted there have not been any wrap-ups about the COVID-19 numbers recently here. Holidays make the numbers difficult to read, and between the recent Thanksgiving holiday and even more-recent Christmas, the reported numbers are confusing. There have been big dips and spikes recently and much of this simply has to do with the fact that reporting has been a little erratic.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin to Offer At-Home COVID-19 Testing Option

Governor Tony Evers
December 22, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), today announced a new contract with Vault Medical Services that will add an additional tool to the Wisconsin COVID-19 testing toolbox starting today. At-home COVID-19 saliva collection kits will be available to everyone who lives in Wisconsin, with or without symptoms, at no cost.

DHS COVID-19 Media Call for 12/22/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/22/2020

December 22, 2020

This is one of a series of public media calls on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin. Expect this call to include information on at-home COVID-19 testing which the state is making available.

Who:

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Receive First Shipment of Moderna Vaccine

Corona VIrus
December 21, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), today announced Wisconsin is expecting shipments of the Moderna vaccine to begin arriving at hospitals and clinics across the state this week. The initial shipment is expected to be 16,000 doses, with state health officials planning to receive a total of 100,000 doses in the upcoming weeks.

Wisconsin Vaccine Status

lab
December 21, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services today announced that as of the end of the day on Dec. 20, 2020, 84,825 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and 100,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been allocated to Wisconsin. 10,358 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered to Wisconsin patients. 

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce More Than $1 Million in WHEDA Foundation Grants for Emergency and Extremely Low-Income Housing

Governor Tony Evers
December 21, 2020

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers announced today that 41 organizations from Ashland to Janesville, to Eau Claire to Green Bay, will share some $1 million in grants from the WHEDA Foundation as they work to provide emergency shelter, transitional residences, and extremely low-income housing.

Dunn County COVID-19 status for 12/18/2020

COVID status Graphic
December 19, 2020

This is this week's COVID-19 status graphic and live stream for Dunn County, WI. The live stream is from KT Gallagher, Health Services Administrator.

This week KT answers questions about antibody test accuracy and antibody responses to infection. 

Governor Evers calls for more vaccine for Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
December 18, 2020

Governor Tony Evers has called for better availability of the Pfizer vaccine in Wisconsin. Yesterday the state was informed that rather than the 49,725 doses of vaccine that were expected next week the state will only receive 35,100. 

Wisconsin to launch COVID-19 contact app

cell phone
December 18, 2020

Governor Evers recently announced that the state will be rolling out a contact tracing app for COVID-19 exposures, to be called WI Exposure Notification. This app uses Bluetooth connections to other cell phone users to keep track of what other app users you have been in close contact with. The application is totally voluntary and must be enabled on each cell phone individually.

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 media conference for 12/17/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/17/2020

December 17, 2020

Who:

  • 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 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.            

Where:  

Wisconsin DHS Vaccine Q&A for 12/16/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 12/16/2020

December 16, 2020

Who:

  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ** Note time change