Dodge County Health Officer Echoes Governor’s Message Of Cooperative Action Against COVID

(Juneau) The Dodge County Public Health Officer says she appreciates the significance of cooperative action called for in the governor’s most recent executive order. Governor Tony Evers signed executive order 94 last week that calls on all Wisconsin residents to action as local reports of COVID-19 cases, lives lost and rising hospitalization rates grow rapidly on a daily basis.

Public Health Officer Abby Sauer says the governor’s message comes at a time where there is increasing burden on the healthcare system, including critical shortage of available ICU beds in hospitals in south central Wisconsin. She says staying home as much as possible, wearing a face covering when outside and limiting public gatherings are the safest and only options as treatments and vaccinations are developed.

Health officials say these measures are not so different that the ones undertaken by motorists to save lives while driving. They say when the public learns of dangerous actions like operating while intoxicated, texting and driving or excessive speed, people avoid doing those things to save lives. They add that we all need to collectively take action by adhering to the guidelines called for in the governor’s executive order.

To read Executive Order 94 click here: https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/home