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St. Croix County updates mask advisory

NEW RICHMOND: St. Croix County Public Health has updated and extended their Mask Advisory until October 5, 2021. Under the Mask Advisory, Public Health recommends every individual, age five and older, in St. Croix County wear a face mask if the following apply: • The individual is not fully vaccinated; or • The individual is…

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Wis. DHS: “Without a vaccine, you are a sitting duck for COVID-19”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Almost 50 percent of Wisconsin residents have completed the vaccine series for SARS-CoV-2, but officials from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services say that’s not enough. A vaccination rate of 80 percent is necessary to keep the virus that causes COVID-19 from circulating and mutating, said Julie Willems Van…

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New maps provide additional geographic breakdowns of COVID-19 vaccination data

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has released maps and corresponding downloadable data tables that break down COVID-19 vaccinations by new geographic boundaries. The new maps allow Wisconsinites to view existing COVID-19 vaccination data by municipalities (cities, towns, and villages), zip code tabulation areas, school district boundaries, and census tracts. “Breaking down existing vaccination…

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DHS now tracking SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.617.2, the Delta variant

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released new information about the newest variant of concern(link is external), variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant. Following the CDC’s recent classification update on June 14, DHS will begin reporting current case counts that are updated weekly, starting June 17. This strain was previously classified as…

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Dunn County COVID-19: Gathering Recommendations

As of May 11, 2021, the Dunn County Health Department is announcing new updates to the COVID-19 gathering recommendations. Research has shown that COVID-19 is a largely vaccine preventable disease. We’re encouraging everyone who is eligible for the vaccine, to get the vaccine. Check out this website to find out where to get a COVID-19…

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More than 1,000 nursing and pharmacy students receive tuition credit for providing vaccinations during pandemic; UW System extending program through summer

MADISON—More than 1,000 nursing and pharmacy students across the University of Wisconsin System have provided COVID-19 vaccinations and earned a $500 tuition credit while also receiving valuable work experience, UW System President Tommy Thompson announced May 28. Thompson also reiterated that the UW System is offering a second vaccination credit opportunity throughout the summer, from…

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Regional UW System Campuses relax requirements for vaccinated individuals

Starting June 1, University of Wisconsin System schools in Eau Claire, Menomonie and River Falls will relax their face covering and physical distancing requirements on campus for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The updates to campus health and safety guidelines at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and UW-River Falls reflect recent COVID-19 guidance from the…

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