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Menomonie School District COVID-19 Report

School District Logo
October 29, 2020

This is this week's COVID-19 report from Superintendent Joe Zydowsky. Also, according to a recent Twitter message from Zydowsky, an important part of the district's network infrastructure has failed this morning, so much of the district's networking will be not working until it can be replaced, probably sometime tomorrow.

Hello SDMA Families and Staff.

This update includes a lot of important information, so please be patient with the length of this message.

COVID-19 Misinformation And The Paranoid Style In Wisconsin's Pandemic Politics

Covid virus
October 23, 2020

When the coronavirus started spreading around Wisconsin in the spring of 2020, Dr. Chad Tamez hosted Facebook Live sessions to help patients understand what was initially a mysterious new pathogen. A family physician who co-owns a private practice in West Bend, Tamez seized on the power of social media to discuss new medical findings about the coronavirus.

COVID-19 DHS Media Availability for 10/22/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/22/2020

October 22, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer for the DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor
  • Deb Standridge, Chief Executive Officer of the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park. 


When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m

This week's COVID-19 numbers - it's not as bad as it looks

COVID Percent Positive by Day
October 20, 2020

On the surface, the COVID-19 statistics for the last few days paint a really confusing picture. This graph is perhaps the most difficult example (percentage of tests that are positive by day). The world has not gone topsy-turvy but is mostly a side-effect of the upgrade that the state did over the weekend to the WEDSS system. This is the system the state uses to collect COVID-19 and other data from local public health offices.

A real Halloween threat

State Senator Jeff Smith
October 19, 2020

Halloween is typically a time we enjoy spooky things. We find ways to get scared, whether it’s a haunted corn maze or horror flick.  This year, however, it seems like we’re living in a scary movie with no clear happy ending in sight. What’s even scarier is we don’t have the leadership to help us through this horrific time.


Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher for Oct. 16, 2020

KT Gallagher
October 17, 2020

This week's update and information about how COVID is spreading in the county.

DHS Media Briefing for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 - Gov. Evers announces broadband grants

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/15/2020

October 15, 2020

In today's media briefing Governor Evers talks about funding for broadband as part of recovering from the pandemic. More information on the broadband grants is included below. The press conference also covers the dangerous state of hospital bed availability in the state and the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.


October 12 and 13 Eau Claire City Council

Eau Claire City Council Meeting - October 12 & 13, 2020

October 14, 2020

A large portion of these meetings was involved with an attempt to hear the citizens about, and to try to pass an ordinance about health emergencies and the Health Department. As in Menomonie, after citizen testimony and a discussion, the ordinance was kicked down the road.

Thanks to for the recording.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing 10/14/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/14/2020

October 14, 2020

This media briefing is a Q&A session on the Alternate Care Facility.

Will be streamed live on YouTube


  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Deb Standridge, CEO of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Alternate Care Facility

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  ** Note time change               

Judge temporarily blocks Evers' order limiting gathering size

COVID virus
October 14, 2020

This morning Sawyer County Circuit Judge John Yackel placed a temporary order to stop the enforcement of the state order limiting the size of indoor businesses to 25% if capacity. The order was in response to a lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin Tavern League. In a statement yesterday League President Chris Marsicano stated the order by DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm was "invalid and unenforceable" and businesses cannot survive a 75% cut in customers."