(Dodge County) Despite improving coronavirus numbers throughout Dodge County, the region remains in phase-one of its three-phase Safe Restart Plan. Health officials say the weekly rate of positive tests between February 15th and the 21st was 14.9-percent, just over a percent lower than the previous week. The number had remained at or above 30-percent for months. Health officials say the goal is a percentage lower than five with a downward trajectory of cases. Achieving those figures would allow Dodge County to go to phase two of the Plan, which it did briefly in September. The number of cases, hospital care and contract tracing are in the yellow. The only metrics of the plan in the green are testing and personal protective equipment. The plan recommends guidelines for businesses, social gatherings and community events.
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