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COVID-19 campus update: April 14, 2020

This twice-weekly newsletter contains important information about UW-Eau Claire’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers Blugolds details on how to access key resources and assist others on our campuses and in our communities.

Blugold aboard floating hospital
U.S. Navy Lt. Patrick Marsh, a 2014 UW-Eau Claire nursing grad, is doing his part to help care for patients as an emergency room nurse aboard the USNS Mercy. The ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles to support the surge of patients in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Read about Patrick’s work on the Navy hospital ship, which is taking the overflow of patients from local hospitals.

Heartfelt message of support
UW-Eau Claire’s faculty and staff in the biology department are connecting with students through online instruction, but in yet another example of how Blugolds go the extra mile, the team put together a special video for students. The video features a few pets, some kind words of encouragement, and a few glimpses of the most beautiful campus.

Stopping the spread
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has remained at 21 in Eau Claire County for the past week, and the state of Wisconsin appears to be flattening the curve regarding the spread of the virus. The call volume at the Eau Claire City-County Health Department call center located in Brewer Hall has decreased in the past several days. “People staying at home and keeping their circle small is making a difference,” Eau Claire City-County Health Department director Elizabeth Giese said. “Staying with the Safer at Home order is what we all need to do.”

COVID-19 resources online
If you want up-to-date information on COVID-19 and UW-Eau Claire’s response to the pandemic, visit the university’s webpage where you can find past editions of this newsletter, video messages from Chancellor Schmidt and important emails that have been shared with campus in the past month.

Vital Statistics
(as of noon Tuesday, April 14)

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

  • Worldwide: 1,968,893
  • United States: 598,737
  • Wisconsin: 3,428
  • Eau Claire County: 21
  • Barron County: 6
  • Wood County: 2