COVID 19 Update and Numbers
Gov Evers announced Monday that nearly all nonessential businesses can reopen as long as they only serve five customers at a time. Emergency Order 36 allows standalone or strip mall based retail stores to offer in person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining social distancing practices. Drive-in theaters will also be allowed to operate with some restrictions, the order will impact over 14 thousand small businesses and bring back 90 thousand jobs. Wisconsin has reached a 14 day downward trajectory of positive COVID 19 tests with 6.5% of tests coming back positive which is down from 8% on Sunday. 204 new cases were confirmed by the DHS Monday which brings the states total to 10,460 positive tests with 5,176 recovering from the virus and 411 deaths. Rock County reported 362 cases with 13 deaths, Walworth county reported 252 cases and 10 deaths and Jefferson County reported 51 cases and 2 deaths. Three of the criteria to fully reopen the state under the Badger bounce back program have been reached with 3 more to meet, Monday saw the launch of the new community testing sites in Madison and Milwaukee and the testing capacity has reached 13,795 per day with 51 labs running tests. For more information about COVID 19 visit dhs.wisconsin.gov.