(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health will be implementing the state health department’s COVID-19 vaccination scheduling software on Monday. County health officials say this new system will allow eligible people to schedule a vaccine appointment themselves. They add this will also allow them to remove current waitlist forms from their website as they transition to a more efficient scheduling software. Those currently eligible for the vaccine include frontline healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, adults aged 65 and older and educators. Upcoming eligibility includes individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs as well as public-facing essential workers such as 911 operators and grocery store employees.
Dodge County health officials say the weekly rate of positive tests between February 22nd and the 28th was 11.4-percent, three-percent lower than it was a week ago. The county moved to phase two of its three phase Safe Restart Plan last week with improving coronavirus numbers throughout the region. Phase Two recommendations include limiting capacity in non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 50-percent, compared to 25-percent under Phase One. Testing, hospital space, personal protective equipment and contract tracing are all in the green while the number of cases remains in the yellow.