COVID-19

CHRC begins vaccinations for SARS-CoV-2

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Vaccinations of residents and staff members for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, began at the Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, December 29. Around 82 percent of the residents and about 30 percent of the staff were vaccinated on December 29, said Kenzie Galetka, administrator at CHRC.…

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State Supreme Court considers legality of indoor capacity order

By WisPolitics.com Wisconsin Supreme Court justices are considering the legality of an Evers administration order to limit indoor capacity even though it has expired and was shot down by a state appeals court. The questioning during a Dec. 17 hearing was led primarily by the court’s three-member liberal wing, who wrestled with why the October order…

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St. Croix County launches new COVID-19 data dashboard

St. Croix County Public Health is excited to announce the launch of their new COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The new dashboard was launched on December 17, 2020 in response to the public need for more information around local COVID-19 data. “As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and more data is available, St. Croix County…

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St. Croix County offering free drive through COVID-19 testing Dec. 17

St. Croix County is offering free drive-through COVID-19 testing on Thursday, December 17th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Testing will be held at the St. Croix County Highway Department located at 300 Oak Ridge Parkway, Baldwin, WI 54002 Anyone who is symptomatic and close contacts of people who have tested positive should get tested.…

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COVID-19 update: How long does immunity last?

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Now that more than 3,100 people in Dunn County have tested positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus that causes the COVID-19 illness, a good question to ask is — how long does immunity last? Whether it is immunity from having contracted the virus or immunity from a vaccine, the answer…

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A new way to contact positive COVID-19 cases in St. Croix Co.

HUDSON – Due to the high volume of positive COVID-19 cases, St. Croix County Public Health has not been able to contact everyone who tested positive for COVID-19 by phone within 24 hours. As of December 3, 2020, St. Croix County Public Health will begin sending automated text, phone, and email alerts to residents who…

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Board of Supervisors passes resolution to extend emergency authority powers for the county administrator

by Cara Dempski HUDSON — The Saint Croix county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution giving interim county administrator Ken Witt the authority to modify policies regarding COVID-19. Witt clarified these are not policies for the general public, but instead for county employees and those working in county buildings. Supervisors also unanimously approved extending…

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