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Wisconsin DHS Media Call for 4/6/2020

Wisconsin DHS Vaccine Q&A

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/19/2021

January 19, 2021

The Wisconsin DHS will hold a Vaccine Q&A session today at 1:30 PM. We expect this session to cover information about the new expansion of vaccine availability to all Wisconsin residents over age 65. 

Today the state is reporting 42 more deaths due to COVID-19, so DHS is emphasizing again that we need to continue to follow good practices to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 1/11/2021 - Vaccine Q&A

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/11/2021

January 11, 2021
Media Briefing: COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A  Will be streamed live on YouTube


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

When: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.              

Department of Health Services COVID-19 update for 10/13/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/13/2020

October 13, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Stephanie Smiley, Interim DPH Administrator and State Health Officer 
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.                 

COVID-19 Media Briefing for 10/7/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/07/2020

October 7, 2020

This is today's media briefing by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


DHS Launches COVID-19 Individual Decision Tool to Help Wisconsinites Keep Each Other Safe

August 21, 2020

Wisconsin is seeing significant COVID-19 activity, and data show that this is at least partly due to activities like gatherings. Data obtained from contact tracing calls indicate that the percent of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 who reported attending a gathering, party, or other meet up with people outside their home in the past two weeks grew from 7% of cases in May to 21% of cases in June and 20% of cases in July.

DHS Media Briefing for 6/17/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/17/2020

June 17, 2020

Today's media briefing will take place at 1:30 PM. 


DHS Media Briefing for 4/27/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 4/27/2020

April 27, 2020

There will be a media briefing again today with the state DHS office. Today's briefing starts at 1:30 PM and will include:

Today's (4/10/2020) DHS media briefing

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 4/10/2020

April 10, 2020

Today's media briefing will include Governor Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar, Chief Medical officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases Dr. Ryan Westergaard, and Chief Legal Counsel Ryan Nilsestuen. It will be held to update the status of Wisconsin's COVID-19 response.  The meeting will start at 1:30 PM.

Wisconsin DHS Media Call for 4/6/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 4/06/2020

April 6, 2020

This is today's media conference call with DHS and (usually) the governor. It starts at 1:30 PM. 

In today's briefing the Governor discusses the suspension of in-person voting that was announced shortly before the conference.