Saturday, March 28, 2020

COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 8:55am
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic is requiring that we all do our part to protect ourselves and others in the community.  There are ways that you can both protect yourself and keep yourself and your family occupied during this time. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  • Wash your...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 4:39pm
On Tuesday afternoon, the Monroe County Health Department received notification through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) of its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Monroe County by positive lab test.  The individual is a male in his 50s, who has had no known exposure via...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:33am
In an effort to guard the health of the public and its employees, Monroe County has limited access to all its buildings effective today (Thursday). Until further notice, the following restrictions will apply: Administrative Center: Closed to public with the exception of an appointment.  All...
Tomah city administrator Roger Gorius and other city leaders held a press conference Wednesday to announce steps the city is taking in lieu of the COVID-19 outbreak. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:27am
Business at Tomah city hall will not be business as usual for the immediate future. The words 'until further notice' will be more common than a friendly greeting.  Responding to growing local and state concern over the COVID-19 outbreak Tomah city offices closed Wednesday. During a press conference...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:14am
The onset of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tomah and across the nation has people wondering how to coexist amid a laundry list of shutdowns and cancellations The Tomah school district will cease classroom instruction from March 18 to April 3 with tentative plans to open schools April 6. But like...
Rite Spot owner Keith Giraud (right) and his daughter, Shannon Rixie-Giraud (left), will be offering carry-out options at the local bar and grill in the wake of Gov. Tony Evers decision to shutdown in-house dining at all Wisconsin eating establishments. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:09am
A mid-afternoon decision by Gov. Tony Evers Tuesday left thousands of bar and restaurant owners across Wisconsin with an uncertain future. Evers, in response to growing concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, ordered all bars and restaurants to close their doors to customers at...
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 10:20am
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tony Evers last Friday ordered the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private. The mandated closure was delayed until Wednesday, March 18, to give school districts time to make plans for kids, families, educators, and staff. Evers...
Jordan and Jason Flint at their home overlooking Gunsan, South Korea. Contributed photo
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:20am
A former Sparta man and his husband are getting a first-hand look how the Corona virus, COVID-19, is affecting a country where it has become a full-blown epidemic. Jordan and Jason Flint have been living in Gunsan, South Korea, where Jordan, a Sparta High School graduate, works as Exchange general...

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