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State Of Wisconsin Opens Talk Line To Help People Deal With Virus Stress

Wisconsin residents worried about the growing coronavirus outbreak can find somebody to talk to. The state has set up a distress line for those who want to discuss the fears about COVID-19. Governor Tony Evers says it is important to stay informed with the latest news about the virus, but sometimes that causes a lot More >

National Guard Commander:  Troops Won’t Be Keeping People In Their Homes

The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard is pushing back against rumors his troops will be enforcing the governor’s orders for people to stay at home.  Major General Paul Knapp says the Guard is being deployed to help doctors and other public health managers during the coronavirus pandemic.  Troops won’t be taking the place of More >

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Links

Juneau County Emergency Information Page http://www.co.juneau.wi.gov/emergency-information.html   Wisconsin Department of Health Services https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm   CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html  

Vet Tests Positive for COVID-19 at WI Rapids (TOMAH VA) Out-Patient Clinic

A Veteran from Wisconsin Rapids tested positive for the Corona Virus.  The patient was an out-patient at the Tomah VA, Wisconsin Rapids out-patient clinic.  A clinic spokesperson said the risk to other patients and care providers is low because the vet was sent home last Friday for self-isolation.  No information is being released about the More >

Wisconsin Reports First 3 Coronavirus Deaths

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has announced the first two deaths from coronavirus in the state.  The first victim was a man in his 50s from Fond du Lac County.  The second was a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County.  The governor made the announcement Thursday.  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports the number More >

Harley Davidson Halts Production at Milwaukee Factory

Harley Davidson is closing its Milwaukee factory because of the coronavirus. Harley temporarily suspended production Wednesday. A worker in Menomonee Falls tested positive. Harley is asking headquarters employees to work from home if they can. No one is saying when the company will start making its iconic motorcycles again.

New Website Consolidates COVID-19 Information

There is a new website available for Wisconsin residents with all coronavirus-related government topics. Governor Evers says people will be able to find information from multiple government agencies and sign-up for alerts. That web address is Wisconsin-dot-Gov-slash-COVID 19.

Changes Coming To The Wisconsin DMV

All Department of Motor Vehicle service centers in Wisconsin will be closed tomorrow (Friday) so they can be deep-cleaned and reconfigured.  State officials say the changes are being made to maximize social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.  When those offices reopen the following Monday they won’t be offering some services, including driver’s license and C-D-L More >

Wisconsin Lawmakers Plan To Return To Capitol

Wisconsin lawmakers say they plan to return to the Capitol to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald canceled next week’s floor session Wednesday.  Fitzgerald says senators were worried about exposure to the virus – but he also says he and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos are talking about the possibility of a More >

Drive-thru Testing Debuts at Two Western WI Hospitals

At least two hospitals in western Wisconsin are offering drive-thru coronavirus testing. Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health System in La Crosse are using drive-thru windows to test people at no cost. The drive-thru method is believed to be the safest way to test for COVID-19. Gundersen will also test for influenza for a fee. Mayo More >