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Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Dunn County

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August 4, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has issued a notice of a potential COVID-19 exposure in Dunn County for the evenings of July 28 and 29. A possibility for exposure exists for customers of "A local taxi service within Menomonie city limits that only accepts cash." 

People who believe they may have been exposed should call their health care provider out of an abundance of caution.

The full press release for this exposure is attached.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 8/4/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 8/04/2020

August 4, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, 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: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.                         

Dunn County Weekly COVID-19 Update with KT Gallagher

July 31, 2020

This is the weekly update of the status of COVID-19 in Dunn County.

County Health Departments on the new face covering emergency order

KT Gallagher on Masking

July 30, 2020

I spoke today with Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher about the new order from Governor Evers requiring face coverings for people in indoor public settings, and how the new mandate will affect citizens in the county, and how it may affect school opening, etc. 

Eau Claire County Health Department Administrator Lieske Geise held a media conference today about the situation in Eau Claire County as well. 

What do you think about the new face covering mandate?

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July 30, 2020

We are interested in what our readers think, and particularly today are interested in what you think about the new face-covering order. We'd really appreciate it if you could go to our Polco page, set up an account, and let us know what you think about the face-covering requirement.

Governor Evers mandates mask wearing state-wide

Governor Tony Evers
July 30, 2020

This afternoon Governor Tony Evers issued an emergency health order mandating the wearing of face masks throughout the state. The order is effective at 12:01 AM Saturday, August 1 and remains in effect until September 28 or until replaced by a new order.

The order mandates wearing masks when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions outlined in the order. 

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 7/30/2020

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 7/30/2020

July 30, 2020

Briefing at 1:30 PM on July 30. This media briefing will include further information on the health order issued this afternoon mandating face masks in indoor settings.


Chippewa County COVID-19 cases double in three weeks

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July 29, 2020

In a briefing today Chippewa County Health Director Angie Weideman expressed concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county. Currently, there have been 200 confirmed cases in the county. Half of these cases have been recorded in the past three weeks, so the pace of infections has increased greatly. The county is currently rating the risk level in the county as "high".

Jacksonville, FL GOP Convention canceled

President Trump Holds a News Conference

July 23, 2020

In his address today President Trump announced that the Jacksonville, FL portion of the GOP convention is canceled, and the only portions of the convention that remain will take place in Charlotte, NC as was originally planned. It will be a very reduced convention and will be primarily in some virtual format. According to the President "I will still do a convention speech in a different form, but we will not do a big, crowded convention".

COVID-19 DHS Media Briefing for 7/23/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 7/23/2020

July 23, 2020

Further cuts to UW budget, mask wearing is essential, no mask mandate at this time, though it is being considered, new financial aids for schools, new COVID cases are primarily younger people.