Safer at Home update: A public message from the Monroe County Health Department

Contributed by the Monroe County Health Department

On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme court struck down most of Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order.

This ruling is complex. What we do know is that it did not strike down the portion of the Safer at Home order that closed schools for the rest of the 2019–2020 school year. As the state and counties work to understand the impact of the ruling, we want to deliver an important public health message.

The efforts directed at infection control that we have all been practicing the last two months were done to protect the health of our families, neighbors, and friends. The science is sound and has not changed. We know that the virus did not go away, change, or become less communicable because of a state Supreme Court ruling. As we go forward through the next days and weeks, the Monroe County Health Department will work with local partners and surrounding local health departments to consider what next steps will be needed to keep our community safe during this continued pandemic.

We know that Monroe County residents care about their families, neighbors, and community. Continuing to practice disease-prevention strategies is crucial and even more important now than ever. You can help by doing the following:

1. Staying home when ill

2. Maintaining a six-foot distance from others whenever possible

3. Wearing a mask in public to protect others

4. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water

5. Minimizing travel to areas considered “viral hot spots” within and beyond our state borders

6. Avoiding large gatherings

7. Getting tested if you have ANY one of the 12 symptoms of Covid-19

As we move into the summer months, the Monroe County Health Department will continue to monitor and investigate the transmission of Covid-19 within our jurisdiction. We will be especially concerned with upward trends in disease spread.

The Monroe County Health Department has every confidence that our community will do what is right, will sacrifice personal wants, and work together to make our community’s health the top priority.

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    19 hours ago

    Today, Monroe County’s case count rose by one to 139, of which 78 are recovered, two have been hospitalized, and one has died.

    Sunday, July 12: Monroe County reports four new cases; Juneau County, one

    July 12th, 2020

    Four more Covid-19 cases were reported in Monroe County today, and the total stands at 138.

    Saturday, July 11: Five new cases in Monroe County; three in Juneau County

    July 12th, 2020

    Monroe County had five new Covid-19 cases July 11, resulting in a total of 134.

    Friday, July 10: Monroe County has seven new cases; Juneau County, one; Vernon County, one

    July 10th, 2020

    Monroe County’s Covid-19 count increased by seven today, resulting in a total 129 confirmed cases.

    Thursday, July 9: Monroe County has seven new cases

    July 10th, 2020

    Seven new cases were reported in Monroe County, resulting in a total of 122.

  • Wednesday, July 8: 13 new cases reported in Monroe County; two in Juneau County; and none in Vernon County

    July 8th, 2020

    Monroe County today reported 13 new Covid-19 cases, a record-high since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Vernon County’s Coulee Covid-19 Compass rating improves; Monroe County’s remains the same

    July 8th, 2020

    Vernon County risk level dropped from “severe” to “high” today on the Coulee Covid-19 Compass, and Monroe County remained at “high.”

    Tuesday, July 7: Monroe County reports another seven Covid-19 cases, bringing the total count to 102

    July 7th, 2020

    Monroe County added seven new cases today, resulting in a total 102 confirmed cases.

    Monday, July 6: Monroe County reports five new cases; Vernon and Juneau counties, none

    July 6th, 2020

    Monroe County’s total Covid-19 count continued to rise today, increasing by five to 95 total, though Juneau and Vernon counties reported no new cases.

    Sunday, July 5: Monroe County has seven new cases

    July 5th, 2020

    Seven new Covid-19 cases were reported in Monroe County today, bringing the total confirmed positive cases to 90.

    Saturday, July 4: Monroe County has four new cases; Juneau County, two

    July 4th, 2020

    Monroe County reported four new cases today; and Juneau County, two.

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