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COVID-19 Update: Gov. Evers Orders Scaling Down of all Child Care Settings

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to restrict the size of all child care settings. Centers may not operate with more than 10 staff present at a time and may not operate with … Continue reading

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Forest County Health Department Recognizes Community Spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

On Tues., March 17, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that community spread of COVID-19 has occurred in Wisconsin. This means that there are people who have tested positive who have no exposures to a known case … Continue reading

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March 17th, 2020 update. Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Limit Gatherings to Less than 10 People to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for transportation, educational institutions, child … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Update: DHS Issues Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 50 People or More

Under the authority of Wisconsin State Statute ยง 252.02(3) and at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm has ordered a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 50 or more people … Continue reading

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Recruiting Local Lyft Drivers

In an effort to address the community effects of social determinants of health and lacking public transportation, the Forest County Tavern League and Lyft, inc. are teaming up to create a SafeRide Program with the assistance of Forest County Health … Continue reading

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