Dodge County Public Health Move To Prioritized Contact Tracing Model

(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health say they are moving to a prioritized model of contact tracing due to the surge of COVID cases. Health officials will only be contacting individuals who are 70 and older as well as those who are 18 and younger.

Dodge County health asks anyone who tests positive to follow public health instructions to isolate, check with your employer or school for additional isolation instructions, and notify any close contacts to quarantine.

Current isolation guidelines include staying home between days one and five following a positive test. Between days six and 10, if there are no symptoms or the symptoms are resolving, people can leave their home regardless of vaccination status. Health officials do urge the public to continue wearing masks around others.

Dodge County health officials recorded 237 new COVID cases Tuesday. Active community cases have increased to 748 from 699 the day prior. There were also four additional hospitalizations. The seven-day daily average of new cases per one-hundred-thousand people continues to rise. It is 159.2, a jump of 22.9 from Monday. Twenty-five cases and above is what health officials classify as the “tipping point.”


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