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DHS launches Thank You Tour at Alliant Energy Center

Having just past two years since COVID-19 officially became a pandemic, state health care officials are hitting the road to say thank you.
Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 12:15 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2022 at 5:21 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Having just past two years since COVID-19 officially became a pandemic, state health care officials are hitting the road. They plan to tour Wisconsin to thank the frontline workers who have spent the past 700-plus days working tirelessly to keep their communities safe.

The tour kicks off early Monday afternoon in Madison when Dept. of Health Services officials drop by Alliant Energy Center to thank the staff there. At various times, the center has served as both the Wisconsin capital’s largest testing facility and vaccination clinic.

Gov. Tony Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake, Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, and Public Health Madison & Dane Co. Director Janel Heinrich visited the AEC to recognize the support and sacrifice of the workers there and in the community.

“From healthcare workers to the wisconsin national guard members, local public health officers, tribal health directors, first responders, agency staff, community based organizations, front desk staff, janitors and so many others. Guess what, you’ve saved lives,” Gov. Tony Evers said.

The Thank You Tour will see DHS officials travel to various local health departments and tribal health clinics as well as aging and disability resource centers. The agency wanted to recognize through the tour that Wisconsin is in a better place now in the pandemic because of the hard work of frontline workers.

DHS is also launching a website where Wisconsin residents can leave an online note of appreciation for someone in their lives who has been involved in the COVID-19 response. The agency will share the messages online throughout the tour.

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