News Releases: 2020

September 16, 2020
Wisconsin callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are much more likely to speak with a Wisconsin-based counselor with the opening of a new Wisconsin call center funded by a grant from the Department of Health Services (DHS). “No one should ever have to be alone when they feel hopeless...
September 9, 2020
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today announced the launch of You Stop the Spread , a statewide multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites to take steps to protect themselves and their communities from COVID-19 . "Stopping the...
September 9, 2020
State Health officials today are urging Wisconsin residents to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Annual flu vaccines are always important, but reducing illness and hospitalization from flu is critical this year to protect our frontline health care workers and hospital systems who...
September 4, 2020
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today released a new data dashboard that displays confirmed COVID-19 cases by age group. The new view allows people to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting populations in Wisconsin. Current data show that those in the 18-34 age range have more...
September 4, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60’s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case...

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