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Dunn County confirms first COVID-19 death

Health Officer KT Gallagher
September 30, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has confirmed the first death in the county from COVID-19. In a press release this afternoon Health Department Officer KT Gallagher announced that the fatality was an elderly person and that no further information would be released out of respect for the deceased and their loved ones. Gallagher stated that  “Our hearts go out to the family and friends for their loss.

Ask Dr. Hall - How can masks work?

Alexandra Hall M.D.
September 29, 2020

This is the first in a series of articles about public health and COVID-19 from Alexandra Hall, M.D. Dr. Hall is a physician in Student Health Services at UW-Stout where she also teaches in the Biology Department. You can learn more about Dr. Hall

Presidential Debate September 29, 2020 - live feed

First 2020 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

September 29, 2020

We will be bringing you a live feed of the presidential debate here if you don't have other ways to watch it. The feed will start at 8 PM Central Time on Tuesday, September 29.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 9/29/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 9/29/2020

September 29, 2020

Who:

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, 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, September 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 

Free COVID-19 testing in Augusta this Wednesday

lab testing photo
September 28, 2020

The Health Department is partnering with the Augusta Community Center to host a community COVID-19 drive-thru community testing site. The event will be on Wednesday September 30th from 2pm – 7pm at the Augusta Community Center, 616 W. Washington Street, Augusta, WI. Testing through the collection site will be free of cost.

Menomonie School Board discusses COVID-19 status and other issues

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Menomonie School Board Meeting 9/28/2020

September 28, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines from the Dunn County Health Department, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed on this page and will go live shortly before 5:30 on Sept. 28.

Hold on absentee ballot counting changes extended

ballot box
September 27, 2020

This afternoon the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals extended the stay on implementing new absentee ballot rules. Last week US District Judge William Conley to extend the time to return absentee ballots in the Nov. 3 election, among other changes.

New records for COVID-19 infections in the state

COVID Positive Rate for Wisconsin
September 26, 2020

Today's numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state paint a grim picture. Both the number of new COVID-19 cases and the percentage of tests that were positive have hit new records. 22.39% of the tests reported by DHS were positive, and the raw number of positive cases was 2817. 7 new deaths were reported in today's numbers. 528 are currently in the hospital for COVID, which is also a new record. 

Dunn County COVID-19 weekly update with KT Gallagher

Dunn County Seal
September 25, 2020

This week's Dunn County COVID-19 update. As always, KT Gallagher gives you the numbers and answers your questions.

Menomonie Library closing again for in-person visits

Menomonie Public Library
September 24, 2020

On June 1 the Menomonie Public Library re-opened to public visits. The number of COVID-19 infections in the county has increased greatly in the past few weeks, and as a result the library board has decided to close the library again. This decision was reached in conversation with the Dunn County Public Health Department. 

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