COVID-19 IN Waukesha County

COVID-19 In Waukesha County: What you Need to Know

Hello! How are you doing? I haven’t been in a car for over two weeks at the time of writing this post. My family has been practicing social distancing as best as able. For others it’s not so easy and many are wondering what COVID-19 is like here directly in our backyards and in our communities. Luckily the Waukesha County Public Health does a great job of keeping the current statistics up to date. 

COVID-19 In Waukesha County:
What You need to know

To stay in the know be sure to bookmark this page from the Waukesha County Public Health Departmant. The COVID-19 Dashboard for Waukesha County displays information through infographs to best relate to the changing information as it comes. There are confirmed cases by municipality, recovered cases, and cases by age group. 

June 3 UPDATE: WAUKESHA COUNTY STAY SAFE STAY OPEN CAMPAIGN

September 1 UPDATE: WAUKESHA COUNTY RELEASES 4 PRONGED COVID STRATEGY, including a new dashboard for schools

      • Contact tracing – about 200 new contract tracers have been hired
      • Testing – 8 community test dates have been planned with the Wisconsin National Guard at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Aim for about 600 tests per day.
      • Data collection and visualization – updated dashboard features, specifically active cases within school district boundaries
      • Educational partnerships – partnering with area schools, public and private, for contact tracing.

September 3 UPDATE: Waukesha County updated its large gathering recommendation in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

      • The new guidance advises indoor venues may host events at 50% capacity, or up to 250 individuals, whichever number is less, with a focus on maintaining appropriate social distancing.
      • Outdoor events may exceed 250 individuals when proper outdoor space, separation of groups, social distancing, and other CDC guidelines are followed. Previous recommendation advised that groups of up to 100 people could gather.
      • The recommendations apply to special events such as weddings and sporting events, not daily business functions.

A bit obvious is that most cases are located in more populated areas. Waukesha, Menomonee Falls, and the eastern border of Waukesha County (that meets Milwaukee County) is where the most cases are found compared with the western side of the county. 

A new feature of the dashboard, is the ability to click and tap on the map to find active cases within school district boundaries. Also, when looking at the “trends” tab, there is a downward trajectory (September 2, 2020).

As long as the weather is nice, it is a great time to pop out in the fresh air and enjoy the trails and outdoors. The Waukesha County Parks system parks are OPEN. Most State Parks are back open again after a brief shut down around the original publish date. If you find yourself needing to connect with nature and one of these beautiful parks, please follow the rules so these parks can stay open and beautiful. 

Be sure to read our interview with Dr. Michelle Morgan, a ProHealth Care family medicine doctor. She answers many questions and provides guidance for families here in Waukesha County. 

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