Dodge County Remains In Phase Two Of Safe Restart Plan

(Dodge County) Dodge County has been in phase two of their Safe Restart Plan for two months. The three-phase plan offers guidelines during the pandemic using benchmark criteria to determine recommendations for business, government and the public as it relates to social gatherings, face mask usage, physical distancing and seating in restaurants, among other things.

The plan was launched in mid-May and one month later, moved from the most strict phase to the middle phase. The criteria for phase two indicates that Dodge County is in excellent shape when it comes to PPE, testing and hospital capacity. However, the number of cases and the ability of local health officials to conduct contact tracing has a lesser status of “proceed with caution.” None of the metrics are in the status “of concern.”

When the county moved to Phase Two in June, the status of contract tracing was “excellent.” At that time, public health officials in Dodge County were actively monitoring 31 people; as of last Friday, that number was at 183 people.

Phase two guidelines include limiting capacity within non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 50-percent; outdoor events should allow people to maintain six feet physical distance from each other; limit social gatherings to 50 people or less; and encourage the use of face masks. More information is available at the Dodge County website (



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