Back To Phase One For FDL County In “Safer Restart”

It’s back to Phase One for Fond du Lac County. That was the announcement made Monday afternoon by Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller. 95 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, along with a rise in the percent of positive cases sealed the deal. 

The return to Phase One means businesses that are open, are being asked to follow the recommendations from County Health, WEDC, and the CDC. Bars and restaurants will be encouraged to limit capacity to 25%, and staff and customers be masked. Private indoor gatherings should be limited to 10 people or less with physical distancing. Statewide, it’s a little different picture.

For a second straight day Monday, there were no new coronavirus deaths reported in Wisconsin. The Department of Health Services listed no new deaths, keeping the total at 1,081 Wisconsinites killed by the disease. DHS reported 392—or 8.1 percent—of 4,865 new test results came back as positive. The seven-day average of 665 new cases per day is down from 734 a week ago. Wisconsin hospitals are currently treating 321 patients with COVID-19. Of those, 106 are in intensive care units.