Marathon County Public Health Department is confirming today that three additional
persons have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total case count in Marathon
County to seven. Of the new reported cases, one person is hospitalized, and the two others
are close contacts to a case reported earlier.
“This is an indication that we have community spread and need every person to practice
social distancing to stop the spread of COVID19.” said Judy Burrows, Public Information
Officer for the Marathon County Health Department. “We have community spread in our
area and we recommend all residents follow the Governor’s Emergency Order #12 and stay
safe at home and limit travel to essential travel only.”
It is more important than ever that individuals do not go into public places for anything but
the essentials. The essential supplies include groceries, medicine, gas, and other items
needed to maintain a safe home. Shopping trips should be done once per week or less. Plan ahead, make a list of needed items, send only one person per household, and limit your time in the store to reduce your risk. Always practice social distancing and hand washing after your shopping. Essential travel is to obtain supplies, travel for health care, and travel to work if you work for an essential business.
Effective today, Marathon County Health Department will no longer be doing a press
release when each new case is identified. Case counts in Marathon County will be
updated daily on the Health Departments webpage.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post listed that this was the 4th case, but an updated press release was issued by the county and the information corrected to list 7 cases.