Dodge County Public Health Weekly COVID-19 Update

(Juneau) The weekly percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Dodge County again jumped above 30-percent, according to the latest update from the Dodge County Health Department. From October 19th through the 25th, county health officials say 34.8-percent of all tests administered were positive; the previous week it was 20.8-percent and before that 32.8-percent.

The daily percentage of positive tests has been above five-percent since August and is currently at 12.5-percent. County health officials say the goal is a percentage below five along with a downward trajectory of cases.

Dodge County remains in phase one of its three phase Safe Restart Plan. After weeks of being in the yellow hospital capacity was downgraded to red, joining contact tracing and cases. 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.