Dodge County Public Health Weekly COVID-19 Update

(Dodge County) Dodge County saw a five-percent jump in the rate of positive tests over last week, according to the latest update from the Dodge County Health Department. From September 28th through October 4th, county health officials say 22.6-percent of all tests administered were positive; the previous week it was 17.6-percent.

The daily percentage of positive tests has seen a continuous increase for nearly two months and is currently at 8.4-percent. County health officials say the goal is a percentage lower than five along with a downward trajectory of positive tests.

Dodge County remains in phase one of its three phase Safe Restart Plan. Contact tracing was downgraded from the yellow to the red and joins cases as the only two metrics in the “of concern” category. Hospitals remain in the yellow while PPE and testing are 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.