COVID-19

BBB Business Tip: Navigating PPP loan forgiveness

If you are a business owner who received a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program, you may qualify for partial or complete loan forgiveness. But navigating this process can be tricky. Here’s what you need to know as you begin your application. What is the Paycheck Protection Program? The Paycheck Protection Program was a key…

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Mayo Clinic Health System implements no visitor policy in Northwest Wisconsin in response to increasing community spread of COVID-19

EAU CLAIRE – In response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the communities it serves, Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin will implement a no visitor policy at all inpatient and outpatient facilities, beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. This includes hospitals in Barron, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Menomonie and Osseo, as well…

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Dunn County COVID-19 update: contact tracers will always leave a message

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Do contact tracers leave a voicemail message? “Yes,” said KT Gallagher, director of the Dunn County Health Department and the county’s health officer, during her weekly COVID-19 update on Facebook Live on October 9. One of the questions posed to Gallagher noted that since it is election season, the…

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Dunn County offers social media COVID-19 update

The Dunn County Health Department is sharing more local COVID-19 data related to positive cases such as, their age, gender, and recovery status. This data can be found on the Dunn County Portal and the health department’s social media accounts. The portal data is updated pulling from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) data at…

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DC Health Depart issues COVID-19 update

MENOMONIE (October 2, 2020) – COVID-19 is a public health emergency both nationally and locally. Currently, a total of 663 people in Dunn County have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 196 current active cases. Dunn County has a “very high” case activity and increasing trend in cases averaging over 50 cases a day per 100,000…

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Colfax urging residents to use common sense for trick-or-treating to avoid spreading COVID-19

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Village Board is urging residents to use common sense while trick-or-treating on Halloween to help with slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Dunn County Health Department is asking that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for Halloween be promoted, said Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, at…

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