(Dodge County) Dodge County has entered into phase two of their restart plan, with a note of caution. Last month, county health officials announced the “Dodge County Safe Restart” plan in response to the safer at home restrictions being lifted. The phased approach encourages all citizens and business owners to take responsibility, work together, and support best practices to keep their employees and community safe.
For the past several weeks, Dodge County has been able to meet several “phase two” benchmarks including increased testing, hospitals seeing improved ability to treat all patients without resorting to crises standards, PPE availability and strong contact tracing. On Friday, health officials say the downward trajectory of positive COVID-19 cases means the county can move into phase two. However, they say the percentage of all positive tests range from five-to-six-percent over the last seven days and promoted the county’s status from “of concern” to “proceed with caution.”
Phase two guidelines include limiting capacity within non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 50-percent; outdoor events should allow people to maintain six feet physical distance from each other; limit social gatherings to 50 people or less; and encourage the use of face masks. More information is available at the Dodge County website www.co.dodge.wi.gov. The county updates their Safe Restart plan every Friday afternoon.