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Dunn County Weekly COVID-19 recap with KT Gallagher for Sept. 4, 2020

Corona positive percentage tops 20% today

Percent Positive Today Graph
September 20, 2020

Although the number of coronavirus positive tests dropped slightly today (which is normal for a weekend) the 1665 new cases were the fourth-highest number of cases in a single day - the three higher numbers were in the previous three days in Wisconsin. The percentage of positive cases topped 20% today, which is disturbingly high. 

Another record-breaking day for new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

New COVID cases graph
September 18, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported a new record for new COVID-19 cases in the state in the numbers just released. Today's numbers include 2533 new cases, the second day in a row of over 2000 reports. The percentage of positive cases to negative cases has also increased again today to 19.38 percent. The state is facing a quickly-rising pandemic increase after the beginning of school.

Menomonie City Council postpones action on pandemic ordinances

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Menomonie City Council Considers Mask and Capacity Ordinances

September 17, 2020

In a special meeting at 5:30 this evening the Menomonie City Council considered an ordinance requiring mask-wearing in the city. They will also consider an ordinance on attendance limits. The agenda is attached and we will provide a video of the meeting later tonight.

People have been testifying both for and against the proposed ordinance and the meeting has at times been a little rowdy. We will have a recording of the Zoom meeting available later this evening.

First COVID-19 case in Menomonie school district, possible changes coming

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September 16, 2020

In, Menomonie Schools Administrator Joe Zydowski reports that the district has had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 since school opened. The Dunn County COVID dashboard was updated today, and now reflects that the burden level for Dunn County is high and that the trend is now increasing.

Dunn County potential COVID-19 exposures September 12 and 13

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September 16, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has issued an advisory that there were potential COVID-19 exposures a three local bars from Saturday night through Sunday morning. Anyone who was at the bars during that time period and who have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their medical provider to be tested. 

Jeff Smith - Housing Crisis in a Pandemic

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 16, 2020

Six months into a global pandemic, we’ve become familiar with language we’ve never expected to use before COVID-19. “Quarantine” was a word most likely associated with popular sci-fi movies, and “safer at home” was a phrase we probably only heard when we were expecting a big snowstorm.

 

Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher 9/11/2020

KT Gallagher
September 11, 2020

Today KT runs the numbers and talks about the differences between PCR, antigen, and antibody tests. As always, she also answers your questions from social media. Today she addresses a lot of  rumor and speculation about the accuracy of COVID-19 death reporting, sports activities, and more.

UW-Madison suspending in-person classes, quarantining two residence halls

Bascom Hill
September 9, 2020

University of Wisconsin Becky Blank announced today that the University of Wisconsin Madison will cancel all classes from September 10-12, and all classes will be virtual starting Monday September 14 for at least two weeks. 

She also announced that all residents of Sellery and Witte residence halls will quarantine in place starting at 10 PM Wednesday, Sept. 8 and continuing for two weeks. All residents who have not been tested for COVID-19 must be tested by Friday. 

State sets record percentage of positive COVID-19 cases at 16 percent

graph of percentage of positive cases
September 6, 2020

16.21% of the COVID-19 tests reported today were positive. That is a new record for the state and represents the third consecutive day where the positive percentage is over 10%. This is discouraging, particularly since schools have recently started in the state, and it is expected that there will be an additional burden of cases after the holiday weekend.