Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683


DHS experts will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response, along with questions about vaccine and variants.


  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases


Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Please RSVP to Chris Sydow before 12:30 p.m. only if you plan to ask a question, and include the reporter name. In the interest of time, we ask just one reporter per outlet to participate with just one question per reporter.

Because we are all working to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and practice physical distancing, this will be a media call streamed live on YouTube. You will be able to see the briefing in its entirety at

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