As of Tuesday, N-O-W had two student Covid-19 cases; Royall, five

The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District reported no current positive Covid-19 cases among seventh through 12th-grade students on Tuesday and two among elementary students. By Thursday, that number had increased to three cases at the junior/senior high and four at the elementary school.

Additionally, two staff members were positive Tuesday, though one was scheduled to return Wednesday; and the second, on Thursday. The district had a new staff case on Thursday.

N-O-W had four seventh- through 12th-grade students in quarantine on Tuesday and 13 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. The Monroe County Health Department determines which students quarantine. 

In all, the district has had 75 recovered staff and student cases since the start of the school year. 

Daily updates on N-O-W cases are available at the district’s website at


At Royall, five students and two staff members had Covid-19 as of Tuesday, according to Superintendent Mark Gruen. 

Royall issued the following statement on Monday: “Due to the uptick in Covid-19 cases nationally, locally, and here in the district, we are strongly advising that parents have their students mask up during this time to help prevent the spread.”

Vernon County reports 10 deaths in November

As of Tuesday, 10 Vernon County residents had died of complications from Covid-19 since Nov. 1, according to the health department’s daily reporting on its Facebook page. 

The following were the deaths:

• A woman in her 40s, reported Nov. 2

• A man in his 80s, reported Nov. 3

• A man in his 70s, reported Nov. 4

• A woman in her 50s, reported Nov. 8

• A man in his 40s, reported Nov. 16

• A man in his 70s, reported Nov. 17

• A woman in her 90s, reported Nov. 17

• A woman in her 80s, reported Nov. 22

• Two men in their 70s, both reported Nov. 30

Seventy Vernon County residents have died from complications of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. 

The population of Vernon County is 30,822. In contrast, Dane County, which has a population of 546,695, had six deaths in November. 

The vaccination rate (complete series) is 50 percent. 

Monroe County

From Nov. 24–30, Monroe County reported no new deaths, four new hospital admissions and 200 new cases. Altogether, the county had six deaths between Oct. 27 and Nov. 30 and 58 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The population of Monroe County is 46,253, and its vaccination rate is 45 percent (complete series). 

Juneau County

On Thursday, Juneau County had 45 new cases, 316 active cases, and seven hospitalizations. 

Also, though the county had three deaths in November, it registered two more deaths on Wednesday and three on Thursday. 

The population of Juneau County is 26,687; its vaccination rate (complete series) is 46 percent. 

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