Dodge County COVID Level Remains In The Low Category

(Dodge County) Dodge County’s COVID community level is low, meaning masks are not required. So far, 52.8-percent of the county have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 50.7-percent have completed the vaccination series. Twenty-eight-percent have had an additional booster dose.

Beaver Dam’s free COVID community testing site will be ceasing operations after Saturday. The Dodge County Health Department says the test site, located at 1701 North Spring Street, will close its doors after testing is completed tomorrow, July 16th. Health officials say it continues to be important to get tested if you are unvaccinated or vaccinated and have symptoms of the virus.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee health officials are urging people to put their masks back on. The Milwaukee City Health Department is issuing a COVID-19 mask advisory. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status or past infection, is urged to wear a mask in indoor public settings.

Milwaukee’s “high” level of community spread is based on the rate of new cases, new hospital admissions, and the percent of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients. The advisory is a recommendation, and not a mandate.

WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website