The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will begin using VaccineFinder to help people more easily locate available vaccine providers who are open to the public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the VaccineFinder tool in March to help people find COVID-19 vaccine in their area.
Increasing case counts in Chippewa Co., as well as trends showing increased virus activity, has resulted in the designation of the county being at severe risk for COVID-19 spread after over two months at high risk.
A new deal will save the $70 million in federal dollars the state stood to lose following the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that struck down the Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency order that included the mask mandate.
Legislation is circulating in the State Legislature aimed at protecting people who don’t want the vaccine. The State Assembly has passed a bill that would stop businesses from requiring employees to get vaccinated.
State health officials are reminding Wisconsinites that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, adding that people who do not have a valid ID or insurance cannot be turned away to get their free shot.
University of Wisconsin students who get vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly for the virus under a policy that interim President Tommy Thompson calls an incentive to bolster vaccination rates on campus.
Nearly 80% of teachers, school staff and childcare workers nationwide have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.