COVID-19

St. Croix County issues advisory recommending masks

In the absence of a statewide mask mandate in Wisconsin, St. Croix County Public Health has issued a Mask Advisory effective until June 6. Public Health recommends wearing masks as an important tool to fight this virus. Currently we are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and a high level of community transmission in the…

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New free COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Hudson

St. Croix County is partnering with the Wisconsin Army National Guard to provide a free COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Hudson, WI. Testing will be administered by the Wisconsin Army National Guard at the St. Croix County Highway Shop in Hudson from April 15 through May 27. The site will be open on Thursdays from…

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DHS releases guidance for spring and summer activities

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has updated the Staying Safe in Your Community webpage to include recommendations for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The webpage now includes guidance for a variety of spring and summer activities, as well as guidelines for attending or hosting gatherings. “As we start to get back to…

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State moratorium on utility disconnections to end April 15

MADISON – On Thursday, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) voted unanimously to allow utilities to move forward with disconnection of service for nonpayment at the end of the annual winter moratorium after April 15, 2021. The action comes following a moratorium preventing utilities from disconnecting service for nonpayment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Govenor Evers announces FEMA COVID-19 Mass vaccination clinic site to open in Eau Claire on April 8

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that a federally supported mass vaccination clinic will open on April 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Zorn Arena for COVID-19 vaccinations. In coordination with state and local partners, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 will coordinate staff and support…

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DHS announces people with medical conditions eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine March 29

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced March 11 that individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29. This eligibility group includes individuals with medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Based on the recent and anticipated increases…

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West CAP launches the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERA) for West Central Wisconsin

West CAP is now providing financial assistance for housing rent, mobile home lot rent, and security deposits for eligible residents of Pierce, Pepin, St. Croix, Dunn, Chippewa, Barron, Polk, Washburn, and Burnett counties in west central Wisconsin.  Funding is available for area residents who meet the following criteria: • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced…

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