News – July 28, 2020

(Juneau) Dodge County health officials say their COVID-19 testing data is accurate. Recent news reports state coronavirus data released by health departments is inaccurate due to a backlog inputting negative results. The Dodge County Health Department says they have seen an average of 200-to-225 results reported a day with all being processed – negative and positive – in under 24 hours. County health officials say this allows Dodge County to report up-to-date metrics and data to county leaders and the public. They say the community can be reassured that the testing data the county health department reports, including positive and negative results, is accurate.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported 590 positive coronavirus cases in Monday’s daily update, which is 8.5-percent of the nearly 7,000 tests announced. There are 9,873 active cases in the state, down 73 from Sunday. There was one death reported by state health officials Monday, for a total of 893. Dodge County has five deaths on record and 622 cases, an increase of five from Sunday. County health officials are actively monitoring 63 people while 317 have recovered.

(Mayville) Dodge County Public Health and the City of Mayville are coordinating a two-day, free community coronavirus testing this Friday and Saturday. The testing site will be at the Dodge County Highway Department located at 850 Mallard Drive from 10am to 6pm. Appointment only testing will be available from 10am to 2pm both days; drive-up testing will follow from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday. More information is available at

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin National Guard will be conducting mass testing operations at several area sites this week. A specimen collection team will be at Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun Wednesday. Today a team will operate a community-based testing site at the Health and Human Services Building in Wautoma and then collect specimens at Redgranite Correctional Institution on Thursday. As of yesterday, Wisconsin National Guard teams have collected 288,044 specimens statewide.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsinites won’t be welcome in Chicago for the foreseeable future. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday that Wisconsin will be added to the city’s quarantine list “later this week,” noting concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in states neighboring Illinois. Lighfoot said Chicago is doing well in terms of keeping the number of new COVID-19 cases relatively low, because the city has been “extremely prudent.” -WRN

(Green Bay) Green Bay’s mask requirement is now in effect. Anyone in Green Bay over the age of five is required to wear a mask in stores, offices, bars, restaurants, and other public indoor places. Masks are not required outdoors. Businesses in Green Bay will be the ones who enforce the mask rules. The city will punish the business if they don’t require their customers to wear a mask. -WRN

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man who punched and head-butted an officer earlier this year was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision. Beaver Dam Police attempted to take Eric Henson into custody on Domestic Disorderly Conduct charges out of Poynette on January 12. The 34-year-old later apologized telling authorities that he remembers nothing of the incident and noted that he has PTSD. The officer sustained cuts and abrasions. At sentencing, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said he is seeing this kind of threatening conduct towards officers at a very high rate and that the court needs to make clear this behavior will have consequences.

(Madison) Two Madison women have been arrested for beating a state Senator last month. Twenty-six-year-old Samantha Hamer and 33-year-old Kerida O’Reilly turned themselves in to Madison Police, in connection with the June 24th assault on Milwaukee Democrat Tim Cullen during a violent protest in Madison. Both women were tentatively charged with substantial battery and robbery with use of force as party to a crime, according to a police incident report updated Monday afternoon. The beating left Carpenter with a concussion and a broken nose for which he required surgery. -WRN

(Madison) An Oconomowoc woman is accused of repeatedly defacing Black Lives Matter murals on State Street in Madison. Media outlets in Madison report that Erica Deglopper repeatedly defaced several murals with anti-UN and anti-China messaging and then posted the pictures to her Instagram. Deglopper mentioned several debunked conspiracy theories regarding the UN during an interview with a reporter. City of Madison Arts Program Administrator Karin Wolf says the city will be pursuing action against Deglopper, since all of the art downtown had been commissioned and paid for. -WRN