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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.

New, secretive data system shaping federal pandemic response

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September 22, 2020

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Governor Evers creates new health emergency order

Governor Tony Evers
September 22, 2020

This morning Governor Evers created an e in the state due to the large outbreaks of COVID-19 in young people, particularly college students.

First human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of 2020

EEE Virus
September 2, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire County. As a result, DHS and Eau Claire County Health Department are reminding everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent any time they are outside.

Dunn County reports Equine Encephalitis in horses

August 11, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department reports that two horses in Dunn County have
tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), which is caused by the EEE virus. This is the first
documented EEE activity in the state this year. No EEE cases in humans have been reported in
Wisconsin thus far in 2020. Only three human cases of EEE have been reported in Wisconsin between
1964 and 2017.

State Poison Center and Health Agency Issue Warning about Certain Hand Sanitizers

DHS Logo
August 4, 2020

 Some could contain alcohol that causes blindness or death

As the use of hand sanitizers has increased during the