Due to the large number of cases within the county, Walworth County Public Health’s capacity for case notification and contact tracing has been significantly reduced. In October, the department implemented Crisis Standards of Practice that prioritize contacting positive cases of those who are age 60 and older and 18 years old and younger.
Following the Crisis Standard of Practice, the department is currently unable to notify businesses of employees who test positive for COVID-19.
Individuals that test positive for COVID-19 or have had exposure to someone that has tested positive should inform their employer. Businesses should encourage honesty and transparency in the workplace to protect the safety and well-being of employees and our community.
To help you best respond to COVID-19 cases within your business, Walworth County Health Public Health offers these resources and support tools (more resources below):
The CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI-DHS) have approved additional options to shorten quarantine periods for close contacts of COVID-19 who are asymptomatic. To view the press release with this guidance, click here.
We value partnership with the businesses in our community and will continue to support your organization in any way we can. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 741-3200