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Dunn County reports Equine Encephalitis in horses

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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

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August 4, 2020

 Some could contain alcohol that causes blindness or death

As the use of hand sanitizers has increased during the

Gov. Evers Issues Directive to Limit Groups to 10, change testing priorities

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March 17, 2020

Governor Evers has directed DHS to issue an order to limit all gatherings to a size of 10 or less. There are several exceptions to this rule. Bars and restaurants may only serve food by take-out or delivery. The number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has risen to 72.

Number of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increases to 19

Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk talks COVID-19

March 13, 2020

The in the state increased to 19 today. This is a sharp increase from yesterday, and this quick increase is expected to continue for some time. There have been 169 negative tests, and one patient has recovered. 

Presidential Live Stream

WATCH LIVE: Trump holds press conference amid U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

March 13, 2020

President Trump is shortly going to do a live stream. He is expected to announce that he is declaring a National Emergency. He is declaring an emergency and allowing access to up to 50 billion dollars. States are going to be setting up emergency centers. He asked every hospital in the country to use their emergency plans. He is giving broad authority to the HHS Secretary and giving maximum authority to hospitals. Hospitals can waive laws to allow them to implement virtual health services.

COVID-19 updates for today

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Chancellor Statement on Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Currently there is a firehose of news coming through relating to the COVID-19 issues in the area. In an attempt to keep people informed there will be a daily article that will be updated throughout the day. In a lot of cases it will just provide links to other sources of information. This is a very fast-changing story and will undoubtedly continue to change quickly. Many events in the area are being canceled.

Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency

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March 12, 2020

Governor Evers has declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin. This declaration will free up state funds for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Evers signed an executive order making the Department of Health Services the official agency to manage the ongoing crisis. The declaration also makes it possible to activate the National Guard, and charges DATCP with enforcing laws against price gouging. 

Updates - UW Campuses Quickly Moving to On-Line Instruction due to COVID-19

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March 12, 2020

Update - on March 12 UW-Oshkosh announced on March 16 and that  classes would resume after spring break on March 30 via alternat means.

Fearing coronavirus, UW-Milwaukee moving classes online for rest of semester

March 10, 2020

BY PETER CAMERON

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is moving the majority of its classes online after an employee who may have come into contact with the coronavirus became ill, the chancellor announced in an email Tuesday sent at about 5 p.m.

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