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Wisconsin Senate modifies Assembly COVID-19 bill - Governor urges passage

Governor Tony Evers
January 12, 2021

In today's Senate session more changes were made to the Assembly's proposed COVID-19 billl, removing many of the items that Democrats and some Republicans in the legislature objected to. The modified bill is now going back to the state Assembly.

Gone are the bans on mandatory vaccines for employment, supermajority votes of school boards and other issues that would cripple local health authorities, and prohibitions of the closing of churches. 

Gov. Evers and Department of Health Services Call on Federal Government to Distribute More COVID-19 Vaccine

January 11, 2021
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are today calling on the federal government to increase the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state’s weekly allocations. In just nearly three weeks of vaccine allocation and distribution, Wisconsin built up 1,098 vaccine provider locations that stand ready to give vaccinations throughout the state in order to finish Phase 1A and begin vaccinating more Wisconsinites.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 1/11/2021 - Vaccine Q&A

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/11/2021

January 11, 2021
Media Briefing: COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A  Will be streamed live on YouTube

Who:

  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.              

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 1/8/2021

Dunn County COVID-19 graphic
January 9, 2021

This week's COVID-19 update with Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher. KT answers your questions about COVID-19 spread and obtaining vaccinations.

Eau Claire Potential COVID-19 exposures

January 7, 2021
Potential COVID-19 Exposure The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at two Eau Claire County establishments: Scooter's Bar and She-Nannigans. Post Date: 01/06/2021 5:06 PM Scooters Bar (411 Galloway St, Eau Claire)- Friday, January 1st, 2021 from 12:45am to 1:45am She-Nannigans (415 Water St, Eau Claire) on Friday, January 1st, 2021 from 2am to 4am

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 1/7/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/07/2021

January 7, 2021

Who:

  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.       

Today's update is primarily about vaccine distribution.      

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men

January 6, 2021

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men

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COVID-19 DHS Media Briefing for 1/5/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/05/2021

January 5, 2021

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: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.            

The media briefing will be carried on this page.

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.

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