News Releases: 2020

March 9, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Pierce County Public Health Department announced today that a second person has tested positive for COVID-19 . The person was exposed while traveling within the U.S. and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working to...
March 4, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging people who are planning trips and returning travelers to pay attention to guidance for travel provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus). “The reality...
March 2, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (State Lab) announced today that the State Lab is now conducting tests for the COVID-19 virus . COVID-19 is the novel coronavirus that surfaced in Wuhan, China in...
February 11, 2020
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm has officially opened the new admissions unit at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh . The new unit is part of a series of investments being implemented this year across the state’s mental health services system to...
February 5, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), UW Hospital and Clinics, the local health department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin. The case was confirmed at the CDC. The immediate health risk to the...
January 27, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today testing is in process for five people for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in our state. Results are pending in these cases. Test results for an additional patient under investigation were negative. “DHS is actively monitoring...
January 3, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced our state has seen 459 hospitalizations for influenza this season, more than three times as many than at this time last year. Admissions to intensive care units for respiratory illnesses are also on the rise. And already, 11...

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