The Badger Herald will replace this text usually as new details about COVID-19 is launched. Final up to date: March 2 @ 9:47 pm
Tuesday March 2
Underneath PHMDC’s new Order # 14, out of doors gatherings are restricted to 500 individuals whereas indoor gatherings are 150 for institutions that provide foods and drinks and 350 for institutions that don’t. The order will go into impact on March 10 at 12:01 p.m.
As a part of the federal retail pharmacy program, a number of chosen Kroger shops, together with Metro Markets and Decide-n-Saves throughout Wisconsin, will start administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Kroger at the moment has a complete of 67 shops in Wisconsin and shall be to obtain 1,552 doses of the state authorities vaccine this week, along with the two,340 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the federal authorities. Anybody Presently Eligible for Vaccine in Wisconsin Can Examine Kroger web site or name (866) 211-5320 to make an appointment as they grow to be out there.
Monday March 1
Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers advert as we speak, he’ll obtain 47,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine subsequent week from the federal authorities. COVID-19 instances proceed to say no in Dane County.
Saturday February 27
America Meals and Drug Administration Posted emergency clearance for Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine.
Friday February 26
Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers launched a COVID-19 vaccine provider map for eligibility and make contact with data for the vaccine provider primarily based on location. The Wisconsin DHS updates the maps as soon as each two weeks.
Tuesday, February twenty third
Governor Tony Evers introduced the launch of 4 new group vaccination clinics, along with the Rock County clinic which began final week.
Friday February 19
PHMDC advert partnered with a number of private and non-private organizations, together with College Well being Providers, UW and UW Well being, to immunize Dane County faculty workers on the Alliant Power Middle beginning in March.
The PHMDC mentioned it requested 7,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine every throughout the first two weeks of March for Okay-12 workers, and added that the marketing campaign would run for six to eight weeks.
College workers are eligible beginning March 1, in keeping with DHS Wisconsin, however whether or not vaccines are literally supplied to them, it should rely on the vaccine provide, the PHMDC mentioned. Though extra teams are eligible from March, faculty workers shall be given precedence.
As instances decline in Dane County, the College of Wisconsin reported a excessive variety of constructive exams this week. The seven-day positivity charge for UW college students jumped up as much as 1% and 62 instances have been reported on February 18.
Thursday February 18
Madison and Dane County Public Well being confirmed the pressure B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19. – first seen in England in December 2020 – was present in County Dane. The pressure, in keeping with the PHMDC Press launch, spreads “extra simply” and “sooner” than the unique COVID-19 pressure.
PHMDC director Janel Heinrich mentioned within the assertion that the PHMDC anticipated to seek out the pressure in Dane County because it appeared in different areas of Wisconsin.
“Though that is the primary time that sequencing has confirmed the pressure right here, we now have operated below the idea that the variant is current, and that’s the reason we proceed to emphasize that folks don’t let their guard down,” he mentioned. mentioned Heinrich.
In an electronic mail to the Badger Herald, Christy Vogt, PHMDC’s well being training coordinator, mentioned the PHDMC didn’t know the particular area of Dane County the place the pressure was detected.
In a latest press launch, Dane County Director Joe Parisi mentioned the information was a “stark reminder” that whereas Dane County is making progress, a number of dangers stay with COVID-19.
UW reported 99 instances amongst college students on February 17, a big improve from earlier weeks.
Wednesday February seventeenth
Based on PHMDC, 14.2% of the white inhabitants of Dane County have obtained the COVID-19 vaccine, whereas solely 7.4% of the black inhabitants, 7.2% of the Asian inhabitants and 5.4% of the Hispanic inhabitants obtained the vaccine, which exhibits that the white inhabitants of Dane County is being vaccinated at twice the speed of the black and Asian populations and 3 times the speed of the Hispanic inhabitants.
Greater than 100 instances amongst college students have been reported to UW yesterday, which is the best variety of instances the college has seen in 2021.
Tuesday, February sixteenth
Covid-19 case decreases on the College of Wisconsin whereas testing has elevated, with a seven-day common for brand new instances at 35.8 and for exams at 5,609.1. Based on Madison and Dane County Public Well being, the variety of individuals receiving the vaccine “far exceeds” the quantity of people that take a look at constructive for COVID-19. In a single Press launch On Monday, the Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers introduced it should make investments $ 6.1 million in group organizations that elevate consciousness and enhance entry to the COVID-19 vaccine in communities dealing with “historic and present obstacles.” well being providers.
Thursday February 11
Wisconsin DHS posted a new information dashboard for the COVID-19 vaccine. At a press convention this afternoon, the Wisconsin DHS Assistant Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk mentioned the dashboard shall be up to date each day. The dashboard contains vaccine information by age, ethnicity and race. DHS doesn’t have a database of all healthcare employees and law enforcement officials, so occupational teams are tough to observe, Willems Van Dijk mentioned.
The CDC has launched a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program this may permit pharmacies, particularly Walgreens in some areas, to supply vaccines. Every Walgreens retailer, in some areas, will obtain round 100 doses of the vaccine, Willems Van Dijk mentioned.
“The allocation of the vaccine is within the fingers of the federal authorities,” mentioned Willems Van Dijk.
Wednesday February 10
UW imposed constructing entry restrictions as we speak, which implies a scholar will need to have a inexperienced badge on the Safer Badgers app to enter any college constructing. Madison & Dane County Public Well being Emergency Order # 13 got here into impact as we speak. Jeré Fabick, a significant Republican donor, requested the Wisconsin Supreme Court docket to quash Governor Tony Evers’ masks mandate.
Tuesday February 9
In a single Press launch On Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers introduced it had recognized a second case of the variant B.1.1.7 pressure of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 and which was first found instances broadly in circulation in England – in Wisconsin. Based on the Wisconsin DHS, the brand new pressure could carry an elevated threat of demise and spreads sooner and extra simply than the unique pressure. The seven-day common of COVID-19 instances in UW elevated by 58.3% whereas the entire variety of exams decreased by 5%.
Monday February 8
As of February 7, the seven-day common of COVID-19 instances on the College of Wisconsin was 42.1 – a 52.8% improve over the previous seven days – and the positivity charge for the coed physique was 0.9%. Madison and Dane County Public Well being launched Emergency Ordinance No. 13 which will increase indoor assortment limits and updates facial protection necessities. The ordinance will come into impact on Wednesday, February 10 at 12:01 a.m.