(Juneau) Local health departments will lead the COVID-19 vaccination efforts for police and fire personnel. That according to the Dodge County Health Department’s weekly update which says statewide local health agencies will work in partnership with local vaccinators, including health care systems and pharmacies. Wisconsin Health Officials announced this week that police and fire personnel will be eligible for vaccinations beginning Monday. To ensure access, the state will work with local health departments in coordinating with police and fire associations. Currently, there are over 1,000 entities fully registered and ready to provide coronavirus vaccines in Wisconsin.
The weekly rate of positive tests between January 4th and the 10th was 30-percent; which is 235 people out of 770 tested. Health officials say the goal is percentage lower than five with a downward trajectory of cases. Achieving those figures would allow Dodge County to move out of phase-one of its three-phase Safe Restart Plan, which recommends guidelines for businesses, social gatherings and community events. The number of cases and hospital space remain in the red while contact tracing is in the yellow. The only metrics of the plan in the green are testing and personal protective equipment.