Opinion: State should name schools with COVID-19 cases

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW / JONATHAN ANDERSON Jonathan Anderson Here are some questions for parents to ponder: Do you care if your kids get COVID-19? Do you want to be able to stay informed about coronavirus cases in your community? Should officials responsible for public health and education be held accountable for how they respond […]

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Gov. Evers, OCI Commissioner Afable, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Encourage Wisconsinites Who Lost Health Insurance Anytime this Year to Enroll

Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, today encouraged Wisconsinites who have lost their health insurance coverage at any point this year to visit to enroll in healthcare coverage that works for them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Some FoodShare Households Will Get Additional Benefits for July and August

Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is able to provide FoodShare households with the maximum monthly benefit amount based on the number of eligible people in their household if Wisconsin has declared a public health emergency. Since Wisconsin has declared another public health emergency, DHS is […]

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Department of Health Services Urges Residents to Stay Home Ahead of July 4th Weekend

The Department of Health Services urges Wisconsin residents to stay home and follow best public health practices during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Wisconsin has seen a recent surge in cases with half of all positive cases coming within the past five weeks. Nearly 20% of total COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin have tested positive […]

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DHS Trains Additional COVID-19 Contact Tracers

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported this week that it has already trained an additional 401 contact tracers as the agency continues to scale up the program to match expanded COVID-19 testing. The DHS and local public health agencies have completed nearly 18,000 contact tracing interviews since March. “Our local health […]

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COVID-19 Update: BadgerCare Plus Childless Adult Policies Suspended

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has suspended the premium and treatment needs question requirements for BadgerCare Plus childless adults, effective February 2020. The suspension will allow Wisconsin to receive additional federal funding under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To receive the funding, states cannot have more restrictive Medicaid eligibility policies in place during […]

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DHS Announces Special Food Benefits For Qualifying Children In Light Of Pandemic

Children, who currently receiving free or reduced-price meals through their school, will be eligible to receive food benefits while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). DHS this week announced that the state has received federal government permission to issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits for […]

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Fight the Bite! Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites

With the unofficial start of summer behind us, many Wisconsin residents are looking ahead to warmer weather and all the resources our state has to offer. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a statewide campaign to help everyone Fight the Bite and avoid tick and mosquito bites this season. Many people find […]

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