Health Care

Groups team up for new COVID campaign

Mask up, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing are the messages included in the new “Stop the COVID Spread!” campaign from groups representing Wisconsin hospitals, businesses, local governments, and the UW System.

Evers directs DHS to limit indoor public gatherings

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order No. 3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25% of a room or building’s total occupancy.

Judge blocks release of businesses names

After a lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), a judge has ruled against Gov. Tony Evers’ release of business names that have had employees test positive for COVID-19.

Evers makes Health Equity Council appointments

Executive Order No. 17 last year established the Governor's Health Equity Council to address the factors that exacerbate health disparities by creating a comprehensive plan to achieve long-lasting and equitable health outcomes for all Wisconsinites.

Study: COVID-19 treatment averages $14,500

According to a new report from M3 Insurance, hospital and other medical treatment for COVID-19 costs $14,573 per patient on average and coronavirus testing is about $102 per sample.

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