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Hunters Reminded Of COVID-19 Safety Measures During Deer Season

Record COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin, Governor asks people to have controlled holiday

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 11/24/2020

November 24, 2020

Today Wisconsin had a record number of reported COVID-19 deaths, with 104 citizens losing their lives to the pandemic. This is after some lower numbers over the last two days. Reported infections and deaths often drop over the weekend as both tests and reporting slow down on weekend days. 

State-wide another 279 people were reported as hospitalized after a drop over the weekend in that statistic as well. 

Gov. Evers issues new Public Health Order, Face Coverings Order

Governor Tony Evers
November 20, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin as Wisconsin’s hospitals are operating at or very near full capacity and healthcare providers are struggling to keep up with the demand for care.

Gov. Evers to issue new public health emergency

Governor Tony Evers

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 11/18/2020

November 18, 2020

There will be a media briefing at 1:30 today on COVID-19 with Governor Evers and others. It would not be surprising if the Governor discussed the package of bills he sent to the legislature yesterday on COVID-19. 


Hobbs Ice Arena to close temporarily

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November 17, 2020

Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire will be closed starting tomorrow (Wed. Nov. 18) due to a concern about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release today:

Governor Evers and DHS Direct an Additional $80 Million to Support Skilled Nursing Facilities

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November 17, 2020

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the state Department of Health Services (DHS) today have pledged an additional $80 million to support Wisconsin’s skilled nursing facilities through the end of the year. In addition, to address critical staffing shortages, DHS is partnering with the Departments of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and Workforce Development (DWD) to enhance existing efforts to strengthen the workforce in Wisconsin’s health care and long-term care settings.

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit

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November 17, 2020

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Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing on COVID Vaccine

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 11/17/2020

November 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will hold a media briefing at 1 PM today answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  ** Note time change               

Gov. Evers, DOA Secretary Brennan Announce 54 Awardees for the COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant Program

November 17, 2020

Note that locally grants have been awarded to Micon Cinema, Eau Claire Theater Group LLC (Oakwood Theater), and the Stanley Theater.

Hunters Reminded Of COVID-19 Safety Measures During Deer Season

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November 16, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – With deer season underway, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging hunters to keep COVID-19 safety measures in mind and use the