News Releases: 2020

April 21, 2020
In a major effort to prevent underage drinking, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today launched Small Talks, a campaign to reduce the number of kids who drink alcohol before the age of 21. This statewide effort, unveiled in conjunction with Alcohol Awareness Month, encourages...
April 14, 2020
People across the state of Wisconsin have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 by changing the way they work, play, and interact with friends and family. By staying Safer at Home , practicing physical distancing, and continuing to wash hands and cover coughs, Wisconsinites are making a difference and...
April 9, 2020
Today the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced new tracing mechanisms for local health departments to better track Wisconsin residents who may have been exposed to COVID-19 during Tuesday’s election. Over the course of the last few weeks DHS has added more than 120 contact tracers to aid...
April 6, 2020
Governor Tony Evers and Secretary-designee Andrea Palm have issued two emergency orders suspending some administrative rules for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to help maximize our state’s health care workforce while ensuring patients continue to get the care they need during the COVID...
April 3, 2020
Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm announced the new Resilient Wisconsin initiative today to provide tools and resources to Wisconsinites dealing with stress and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are announcing...
March 12, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison & Dane County announced today that two additional people have contracted COVID-19 . Both had contact with the confirmed case reported earlier this week. Both patients are isolated at home. “This brings the total of...
March 11, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Fond du Lac County Health Department, and Waukesha County Public Health Department announced today that a fourth, fifth, and sixth person have tested positive for COVID-19 in our state. The Waukesha County patient was exposed while traveling in the...

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