From the Marathon County Health Department: COVID is widespread
By the Marathon County Health Department
COVID cases continue to increase at a rapid pace. Health Departments and health systems are feeling the impact.
“The only way to slow down the pace is for everyone to stay home more and not go to parties, games, and social or family events” stated Judy Burrows, public information officer. “The best help we could have is for people to skip social gatherings and stay home so our schools and businesses can stay open.”
Gatherings like weddings, showers, sporting events, and even school and work are contributing to the increased spread of disease. Large gatherings are super-spreader events.
If you are COVID positive or exposed, stay home. Information about what you need to do is found at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02627.pdf.
Your health department may not be timely in contacting you to give information or answer questions. More information on how to protect yourself and others is here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02627.pdf
“We need everyone’s help; now is a critical time to slow the spread. Watch your distance when in public, avoid groups, wear a mask when in public, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick” stated Judy Burrows.
The health department is hiring contact tracers through Westphal Staffing to help inform people about COVID. Marathon County Health Department is 3-4 days behind in contacting cases and close contacts.