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Eau Claire reports potential new COVID-19 exposures

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June 25, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has reported two new cases of potential COVID-19 exposure. Anyone who was at these establishments on the given days and times AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their provider to get tested. Both establishments are cooperating with the public health investigations. 

Times and places of potential exposure include:

• The Pickle on June 19 from 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM and June 20 from 11:30 PM -1:30 AM

Eau Claire issues new Public Health Order

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June 24, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has issued a new Public Health Order which loosens requirements in the county and goes into effect at midnight tonight.  These decreased requirements are taking place despite an increase in cases and risk in the county, and primarily reflect the fact that the health department has been able to keep up with contact tracing in the county. Please see today's information briefing for more details on recent outbreaks in the county.

Governor Evers Deploying National Guard to Dane County to control protests

Governor Tony Evers
June 24, 2020

, Governor Evers announced today that the is deploying the National Guard to Dane County to protect state buildings and infrastructure. The protests last night in Madison were in response to the arrest of activist Yeshua Musa.

CJCC Executive Meeting 6/24/2020

CJCC Exec Meeting - 06/24/2020

June 24, 2020

What is happening with the Dunn County Courts.

Eau Claire City-County Health reports potential COVID-19 exposures

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June 24, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is reporting the potential for exposure to the COVID-19 virus at two Eau Claire County businesses and asks that people who may have been exposed receive tests if they are experiencing symptoms. It is possible that some people were exposed at these businesses and were not able to be contact-traced.

DHS Media Briefing 6/23/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/23/2020

June 23, 2020

Today's DHS media conference primarily announced a new dashboard of data, primarily including . This is intended to help local governments, organizations, and businesses to better understand the status of their county and to make good decisions on that basis.

Jeff Smith - Aging in Rural Wisconsin

Jeff Smith
June 23, 2020

Growing old is an inevitable part of life. When it comes to aging, we can’t help but wonder where we’ll live when we retire, the quality of life we’ll have and how we’ll stay healthy. While most of us want to remain in our homes for as long as possible, aging in place is almost a must for farmers in rural Wisconsin.

 

Department of Public Instruction releases COVID-19 guidelines

June 22, 2020
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today issued , a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Menomonie Plan Commission recommends East Side Housing Development

City of Menomonie Planning Commission 6/22/2020

June 22, 2020

Tonight's meeting will consider several items including a property development (Estover Terrace) on the East Side of Menomonie that is. We will attempt to record the Zoom meeting tonight and present it here later.

Live Stream - Menomonie East Side Development

East Side Neighborhood concerned citizens

June 22, 2020

At 3 PM today I will be speaking to Jeanne Foley and Julie Beston about their objections to the zoning and re-development issues on a new property development on the East Side of Menomonie. 

First COVID-19 death in the Chippewa Valley

Eau Claire County COVID-19 Update - June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has announced the first death from complications of  COVID-19 in Eau Claire County, which is also the first death in the Chippewa Valley area. Out of respect for the person's family, the department is not releasing the person's name or any other details.

How — and When — Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?

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June 20, 2020

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Inside the Trump Administration’s Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

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June 20, 2020

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Right before President Donald Trump unveiled punitive measures against China on May 29, he inserted a surprise into his prepared text.

What's up with WisCommunity?

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June 20, 2020

Since lately the world seems to have become crazier than normal and I have been caught up in working a lot more than normal, I thought it was time to take a deep breath and let you know what's up with us, and the news, and the future.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 6/19/2020

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June 19, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 update with Health Department Director KT Gallagher

Detecting COVID-19 Deaths In Wisconsin

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June 19, 2020

Over the first three months after the coronavirus pandemic struck Wisconsin in March, only two days passed during which no Wisconsinites were announced to have died from the new disease wreaking havoc around the globe in 2020. One was May 17 and the other was June 8.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Policing Accountability and Transparency Reforms in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
June 19, 2020
Evers, Barnes call for bipartisanship in first step toward dismantling racism in a state consistently ranked among the worst in racial disparities

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.

Juneteenth comes via the web this year

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June 18, 2020
Chippewa Valley Juneteenth Celebration

Tomme Suab livestream of the 2020 Chippewa Valley Juneteenth Celebration, focusing on police brutality, education on race issues, and

Dunn County Board of Supervisors 6/17/2020

Dunn County Board meeting

June 17, 2020

There will be a Dunn County Board of Supervisors meeting tonight at 7 PM. The agenda is attached below. We attached the YouTube video on the page, but apparently the YouTube stream of this meeting did not work.

Wisconsin Elections Commission gives final approval to mailing of absentee ballot applications

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June 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will have a special teleconference today to discuss the final format of the absentee ballot request mailing that will be sent to many registered voters.