(Juneau) For the third straight week the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Dodge County was above 20-percent, according to the latest update from the Dodge County Health Department. From October 12th through the 17th, county health officials say 20.8-percent of all tests administered were positive; the previous week it was 32.8-percent.
The daily percentage of positive tests has been increasing for over two months and is currently at 10.4-percent. That rate is double of what county health officials say is the ideal goal of five-percent along with a downward trajectory of cases.
Dodge County remains in phase one of its three phase Safe Restart Plan. Contact tracing and cases are in the red while hospitals remain in the yellow. PPE and testing are the only metrics in the green. Recommendations under phase one of the plan include limiting capacity in non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 25-percent while private, indoor social gatherings should be limited to ten people or less while maintaining physical distancing and wearing a mask.