New Guidance Regarding Coronavirus
Wisconsin Rapids – There have been no additional patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Wood County, the Wood County Health Department stated in a release.
The patient in Wood County diagnosed on Sunday remains in isolation at home, and health officials have been contacting individuals who may have had close contact with the patient.
The total number of active cases in Wisconsin is 46 as of Monday afternoon. The top three counties for confirmed cases include Dane County at 10, Fond du Lac County at 11, and Milwaukee County at 13. One patient from Dane County who tested positive for coronavirus has since recovered.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you may have COVID- 19, call the clinic or hospital before going:
- Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center: 844-568-0701, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat/Sun 8am-5pm
Please do not call 9-1-1; this should be reserved for those needing critical emergency attention.
Gov. Tony Evers has directed the Department of Health Services to ban gatherings of 50 people or more to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Events of this size should be cancelled or postponed.
Critical services – like grocery stores, food pantries, child care centers, pharmacies and hospitals – are exempt from the order and are encouraged to remain open.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers should modify events to be virtual.
People should avoid all non-essential travel and stay home if they are sick. There is currently no known community spread in Wood County. Recommendations may change when community spread occurs.
The Wood County Health Department will continue to offer essential public health services. Public health clinics including immunization, TB testing, and child passenger safety and non-essential home visits will be cancelled until further notice.
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.