Stories tagged: "Chippewa County"


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‘It’s Scary’: Health Departments Can’t Keep Up With COVID Contact Tracing Anymore

The pandemic is quickly becoming out of control again as the reality of too many new cases meets the reality of too few health workers.

A healthcare worker assists a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Northwest, North-Central Wisconsin Hospitals Have Four Total ICU Beds Available as COVID Surges

Available hospital beds are dwindling as COVID cases continue to spike in places like Barron and Wood counties.

John Rosenow discusses the Cowsmo Compost business he operates and said doing that plus trying to operate his 800-acre dairy farm wouldn’t be possible without the help of the 20 employees who work for him. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
As New Vaccinations Decrease, Efforts Turn Toward Wisconsin Farm Workers

How farm owners and health officials are working to overcome vaccine hesitancy among farm employees.

A Hmong man receives a COVID-19 vaccination May 10 in Eau Claire during a vaccine clinic put on by the Eau Claire City-County Health Department and the city's Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. Such clinics are an effort to increase the lagging vaccination rate in Wisconsin. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
With Vaccinations Still Below 50%, Northwest Wisconsin Health Officials Keep Trying New Outreach

After a successful spring, Wisconsin has stubbornly stayed below 50% of residents who have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.