WI DHS Staff Returning To Work In Person

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports hundreds of its workers have returned to the office this week.

About four thousand of the 61 hundred workers at D-H-S had continued to work at seven locations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake says her department knows what it takes to stay safe after living with the virus for a year and a half.

“We know that it is possible to operate a workplace safely, even in the midst of a pandemic, and that is what we are doing, no different than what we know employers all across our state are doing as well.”))

Those workers will be required to wear face masks at all state facilities and either show their vaccination status or take regular tests.