Wood County Health officials continue to monitor COVID-19
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Health Officials from Wood County continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community transmission has been identified in Wisconsin. At this time, Dane, Kenosha, and Milwaukee Counties have community spread. Numbers in Wood County remain unchanged with one positive. In Wisconsin, out of 1,577 tests, 106 have come back positive. Wisconsin has not had any deaths.
The Wood County Health Department has completed its investigation of the positive COVID-19 case and all appropriate contacts have been identified and follow-up with affected Wood County residents has been completed.
Due to testing limitations, new guidelines have been issued for those eligible for testing. Individuals who are not experiencing symptoms should not be tested. Testing will be prioritized for hospitalized individuals and health care workers with symptoms of COVID-19. With these testing limitations, it is more important than ever to remain home when sick. If you are symptomatic and feel you may be eligible for testing, please call the clinic or hospital.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you may have COVID19, you should call the clinic or hospital before going.
Marshfield Clinic Health System COVID-19 Helpline, 877-998-0880, 24 hours a day, seven days a week; Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center, 844-568-0701, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“Wood County Health Department is keeping track of this pandemic,” said Sue Kunferman, Wood County Health Department Director/Health Officer. “We are working closely with federal, state, and local partners to be prepared for any changes to the situation here and to make sure information is shared with the public.”