No Safer-At-Home Restrictions in Dodge, Fond du Lac or Washington Counties

There will be no county-wide mandates for people to stay at home in Dodge, Washington or Fond du Lac counties.

The decisions come after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that Department of Health Services Secretary Designee Andrea Palm’s Safer-At-Home extension was unconstitutional.

In Dodge County, Public Health Officer Abby Sauer wrote in a press release that there will be no restrictions issued. She did, however, release a list of voluntary measures for both business owners and potential customers to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

You can read the statement from the Dodge County Public Health Office here: https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/home/showdocument?id=38844

As of Friday, May 15, 2020, there had been 85 positive tests in Dodge County, with 34 of them having recovered.

You can get the latest COVID-19 data for Dodge County by clicking here: https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/government/departments-e-m/human-services-health-department/coronavirus-information

The Fond du Lac County Public Health Department says there will be no restrictions issued there, either.

Public Health Order #1 was officially rescinded at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

That means all businesses, including barber shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors and massage studios are allowed to reopen.

Restaurants are allowed to open for dine-in service and religious services may resume as well.

For more information on the situation in Fond du Lac, click here: https://www.fdlco.wi.gov/home/showdocument?id=23658

119 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Fond du Lac County as of Friday, May 15, 2020. 77 of them had recovered and 39 of the cases were active.

You can get the latest information on COVID-19 in Fond du Lac County by clicking here: http://fdlco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/a0e00795113644f38b4c34aca8475335

There are no restrictions in place in Washington County either.

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department says it will address any COVID-19 outbreaks on an individual basis and will continue contract tracing to help stop the spread of the virus.

You can read the statement from the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department here: http://www.washozwi.gov/

As of Friday, May 15, 2020, there had been 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington County. Four people had lost their lives.

Overall in Wisconsin, there have been 11,275 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. 434 of them have died.

The state has, however, seen a downward trend in the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases when compared to the number of tests given that day.

On May 14, 373 tests were positive out of 5,487 tests given. That’s a rate of 6.4%, which was the same as the previous 24 hour period.

You can get the latest COVID-19 data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm