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COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Now at 72

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 3/17/2020

The tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin . The number of cases continues to increase.

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

Gov. Evers

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.

Stepping Stones in Menomonie Makes Changes, Asks for Volunteers

Stepping Stones Changes

Volunteers Needed Now at Stepping Stones!Message from Katherine Dutton: We need some extra volunteers right now to help with the food packing. Many of our volunteers are in the high-risk age category--but young at heart!

State DPI is Waiving Hours Requirements for School Districts

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced updated guidance to school districts regarding the continuity of learning amid the spread of COVID-19 and the closure of public and private schools. The DPI will waive a state mandated hour requirement to districts requesting to do so during the ongoing public health emergency. Districts will still need to file a waiver, per state law, but the DPI will work to ensure an expedited process. Additionally, the DPI is asking Gov.

White House Coronavirus Team Update

WATCH LIVE: Trump holds briefing with novel coronavirus task force - March 16, 2020

Live at the moment - releasing new Federal Guidelines.

White House officials are asking Americans should avoid gathering in groups of more than 10, urging them to stay away from bars restaurants and food courts and asking them to not travel if possible. 

As if there are not enough problems - Internet Services Starting to Wobble

work at home

As more people are working at home, and trying to share information, and frankly just amuse themselves, there are some parts of the internet and cloud that are showing early signs of starting to wobble. 

Teleconference with Gov. Evers on COVID-19 updates

Quick Recap of the last Week

This is a quick update from WisEye on the stunning events of the past week.

Jeff Smith - Emergency Preparedness to Build Resilient Communities

Senator Jeff Smith

Emergencies hit communities without notice and threaten our local economies. We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency right now, but we have faced emergencies before and we’ve become stronger from it.

 

Governor to Ban All Gatherings of 50 or more people in Wisconsin

Governor Evers

In a series of tweets this morning Governor Evers announced that he is putting in place a ban of all gatherings of over 50 people in Wisconsin.  This is an ongoing story and there will be more news after the governor's 1:30 PM press briefing. Many businesses such as daycare centers, grocery stores, food pantries, hospitals, and pharmacies are exempt from the order. 

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting Sunday

Menomonie Schools Logo

Menomonie School Board Emergency Meeting of 3/15/2020

The meeting started discussing the COVID-19 disease plans.

There are still no cases of COVID-19 in Dunn County. Closing of the schools is intended to lower the spread of disease in the community by flattening the curve.

Live Blog

The COVID-19 information page now has a live blog capability. This is an experiment and will be used for quick-breaking news, etc. It appears at the top of the page (yes, it's a tad slow). You can leave comments on the posts. Let us know what you think!

Eau Claire County COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 13, 2020

The Eau Claire County Public Health Department held a briefing on the latest status of COVID-19 in Eau Claire County on Friday. Thanks to s for the video.

Register for Absentee Ballot

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Life is full of uncertainty at the moment. The Wisconsin Elections Commission that if you want to vote in the April 7 election you should consider voting with an absentee ballot in case you are unable to vote in person or choose not to go to your polling place from health concerns.

COVID-19 Update 3/15/2020

Lab Work

This is a summary of today's news about the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 Disease. It will be updated throughout the day.

How Will the School Closings Affect Your Family?

Since the schools in the entire state will be closed starting Wednesday at the latest, we want to know what problems the school closing will cause your families.