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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of November 23, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

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.  

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COVID-19 Impact Bulletin: Testing 101

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

There are two main types of COVID-19 tests:

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Dane County: Employer Notification of Employees with COVID-19

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. 

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Temporary Flexibility for Employer I-9 Compliance to End November 19, 2020

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.

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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of November 9, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

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%).

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A Thanksgiving Message to HR Professionals

As the months have gone by, the pandemic has placed a strain on many professions, not the least of which is the Human Resources professional.

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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of October 22, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

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..

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COVID-19 Bulletin: Related Impacts

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

Recently we shared a six-month look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved both nationwide and in the state. In Wisconsin:
  • 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..
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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of October 4, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

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%).

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