Sheboygan County issues emergency alert pleading with residents to `take action` as COVID-19 strains hospitals, contact tracers
SHEBOYGAN - Citing a New York Times report that shows COVID-19 cases growing faster here than any U.S. metro area besides Seneca, South Carolina, the county issued an "emergency alert" Tuesday evening.

The alert — co-signed by the health department, health care providers and business organizations — says the recent escalation in new cases has forced hospitals to enact emergency plans and limited contact tracers` ability to notify positive cases and their close contacts "in a timely manner."

Coming the same day that Gov. Tony Evers limited capacity in Wisconsin`s bars, restaurants and stores, the county alert asked residents "to join us and take action to stop the spread."

Specifically, it said county residents should:
  • Distance 6 feet from people outside of the home.
  • Wear a cloth face mask unless medical reasons prevent you.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Don`t gather indoors with people from outside your household.
  • Limit outdoor gatherings to 10 people, while distancing and wearing face coverings.
  • If you have symptoms, get tested and stay home while waiting for results.
  • Cooperate with health officials if you test positive or are a close contact of somebody who has tested positive.

Ken Notes: Not bad advice, but this is now political (which is nuts).

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