Below you will find a COVID-19 tracker report for November 23, 2020, with updated testing, infection and hospitalization rates for both state and national data in addition to an updated COVID-19 county tracker.
Due to public health offices being overwhelmed, Dane County employers may wish to advise employees of their obligation to notify their employer that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Click here to read more.
Employers who have been taking advantage of flexibility in I-9 compliance should be aware that a return to “normal rules” is slated to go into effect this month. Click here to read more.
As of November 9, 2020, Wisconsin is reporting a rate of 12.8% for positive COVID-19 tests. Among the five midwestern states, Michigan has the lowest rate at 4.4%. The Midwest’s percentage of positive tests is above the median for all states (Midwest: 9.0%, median for all states: 7.6%).
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently upgraded their system and has shared the following disclaimer:
“Please note that the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance (WEDSS) system underwent routine maintenance and enhancements over the weekend of October 16-18, 2020. During that..
On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clarified what “close contact” means as it relates to COVID-19-prevention guidance.
- The mortality rate of known infections has declined from 2.9% in May to 0.5% through September
- Hospitalization rates and lengths of stay have declined as well (although..
As of October 4, 2020, Wisconsin is reporting a rate of 8.2% for positive COVID-19 tests. Among the five midwestern states, Michigan has the lowest rate at 3.8%. The Midwest’s percentage of positive tests is below the median for all states (Midwest: 7.0%, median for all states: 7.2%).