Coronavirus Update – Friday, April 24

(OnFocus) Wisconsin has 5,356 positive test results of coronavirus and 262 deaths as of Friday afternoon, stated the Wood County Health Department in an update.

There are now 400 negative test results in Wood County, with 2 positive cases that have since recovered.

For general questions about COVID-19, please call 2-1-1. For up-to-date information, please visit the Wood County Health Department website and Facebook page.

The public should continue to follow simple steps to avoid exposure to the virus and prevent illness including:

    • No social gatherings (including playdates, sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors)
    • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water
    • Cover coughs and sneezes, consider wearing a face covering when out in public
    • Avoid touching one’s face
    • Stay home and limit all non-essential travel

The Safer at Home order is effective until 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. For more information on the order, click here.

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On Monday, April 20, Governor Evers announced the Badger Bounce Back Plan, which is Wisconsin’s plan to decrease COVID-19 cases and deaths and get Wisconsinites back to work. This makes a phased reopening of businesses possible and gets people back to work in the safest way possible.

Before moving into the Badger Bounce Back phases, there needs to be increased lab capacity and testing, increased contact tracing, support for isolation and quarantine, increased health care capacity, and increased availability of personal protective equipment.

Learn more about the plan here.

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