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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #110 (7-20-20 PM) 

Updated numbers from Monday July 20th, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Hospital Association released the following updated numbers for Monday July 20th, 2020:

  • 367 Current Hospital Admissions (110 patients in ICU)
    • On Monday, the total number of hospital admissions reported increased by 28 since Sunday (+28).
    • The total number of ICU patients increased by 11 (+11) since Sunday.
  • Cumulatively there have been 780,209 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 43,018 positive tests and 737,191 negative tests in Wisconsin (5.5 % positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Monday there were 703 positive tests reported on 6,992 tests (10.1% positive rate Monday)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 846 in Wisconsin.
      • There were 2 deaths reported on Monday
  • 33,130 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (77%), 9,037 cases are still considered active (21%) and 846 patients have died (2%). (last updated by DHS on 7/20)



Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) COVID-19 Situational Awareness Update site
DHS COVID-19: County Data;

Mask Ordinances:

This list is constantly changing and we will effort to make sure it remains up to date and current. New additions will be bold & red.

Here are the communities with current community-wide mask ordinances:

Resolutions/Advisories in support of mask wearing:

Ordinances/Requirements for public/government buildings:

Mask ordinances actively being debated or considered:

  • City of Green Bay
    • Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich introduced a proposed ordinance today that  would require residents to wear face coverings inside buildings accessible to the public — excluding gyms — but wouldn’t have to wear them outside. Children younger than 5 and people who can’t wear masks for medical reasons would be exempt from the mandate. The proposal will be taken up by the City Council tomorrow (Tuesday)
  • City of Lake Geneva (on July 21st Finance, Licensure and Regulation Committee)
    • Note on 5/28 the city council voted against a mask mandate. The issue is being reconsidered after a petition was circulated by residents and garnered 1,400 signatures.
  • City of Racine
    • City of Racine Cory Mason said in an interview the city is exploring the idea of instituting a mask ordinance
  • City of Superior
  • City of Wauwatosa (on July 28th Council Agenda)
  • Walworth County
    • On July 22nd, the Walworth County Health and Human Services Committee will be meeting. There is a petition signed by 1,665 opposed to a mask ordinance that opponents say will be discussed at the meeting, however there is not a specific discussion related to masks on the agenda. In the board packet, Walworth County Public health says the following; “At this time, Public Health is supportive of the use of face coverings, especially when physical distancing is not possible, but is not proposing or exploring mask mandates.”

Mask ordinances that have failed to move forward:

Back to School Updates:

Dane County’s two largest suburban school districts will start semester online

The Sun Prairie School District announced Monday morning its 8,475 students will learn completely online for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year, and the Middleton-Cross Plains School Board will vote later in the evening on a recommendation from administrators to begin fully online for the 7,534-student district. Both school districts are going with a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday schedule, where Wednesdays will be independent learning days for the students.

Link to Wisconsin State Journal story

State’s largest teachers union ask Governor to keep schools physically closed

Wisconsin’s largest teachers unions asked Governor Evers today in a letter to only virtually reopen schools this fall because the COVID-19 pandemic is not contained. The letter was signed by the union leaders for Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Racine and Kenosha.

Link to AP Story.


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