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WIsconsin DHS announces end to emergency COVID response

DHS Logo
April 26, 2023

The Department of Health Services today announced the changes that will take place as the state winds down the Wisconsin emergency COVID response.

There will be modifications  to the COVID-19 Data Dashboard  status - Many pages will be consolidated into a simpler format and probably only be updated weekly.

Community Conversations on Health Care

flyer for conversation
October 3, 2022

There will be a Community Conversations meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM to discuss the upcoming Heath Care Referendum in Dunn County. The meeting will take place at United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie, WI. 

The text of the referendum reads "Shall Congress and the President of the United States enact into law the creation of a publicly financed, non-profit, national health insurance program that would fully cover medical care costs for all Americans?”

DHS releases changed monkeypox vaccine availability

Monkeypox Vaccine Press Conference with DHS Sept. 6, 2022

September 6, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is expanding the eligibility criteria for who can get vaccinated to protect themselves against monkeypox.

Minnesota Set to Become “Abortion Access Island” in the Midwest, but for Whom?

Abortion Rights Rally
August 25, 2022

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First monkeypox case in Dunn County

KT Gallagher
August 22, 2022

According to a press release today from Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher, the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Dunn County has been reported. The individual is doing well and isolating at home. The Dunn County Health Department  is working with the individual to identify people with whom they may have had direct, close contact while infectious.

Dunn County releases Community Health Needs Assessment

KT Gallagher
April 26, 2022

This morning Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher announced the release of the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment. According to the press release from Gallagher

In collaboration with community partners, the Dunn County Health
Department conducts the CHNA survey every three years. This
survey allows us to learn about the needs of the community directly
from those who are affected by the issues.

COVID notes from Dr. Hall - COVID-19 continues to skyrocket in Dunn County

COVID Statistics Graph
January 15, 2022

A brief note from Dr. Hall today with some alarming graphs. Please get vaccinated and wear masks indoors in public. This is quickly skyrocketing. 

I think the appropriate word would be stratospheric... Please stay close to home - even though Omicron is mild for most, it's often still no fun, and it's not mild for everyone.

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

November 6, 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.

Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Palm Issue Order to Expand Healthcare Workforce

October 1, 2020
MADISON — In response to the current surge in cases and the growing strain on Wisconsin’s healthcare system, today Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued an emergency order to help address healthcare staffing needs.