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COVID-19 risk level in Sheboygan County increased to “Very High”

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The Sheboygan County Public Health Department has increased the County’s COVID-19 activity level to the highest level of “very high.” This means there are now greater than 350 cases per 100,000 in the County.

As of today, there are 2,002 active cases within the County (33 new cases since yesterday). There was another death since yesterday (in the 70-79 age group). Two more were hospitalized, bringing the current number of hospitalized to 31. There have been 134 more confirmed cases since yesterday. Facility-wide active investigations were at 77 as of yesterday, which most of them (47) being in schools and long-term care facilities (21).

The “Very High” purple level encourages businesses, schools and individuals to practice more stringent mitigation strategies such as limiting group gatherings, providing pick-up and deliveries only, and reverting to essential workers only. Schools may decide to revert back to the virtual/distance learning model, depending on each school’s situation. (Scroll down to see the “Very High Mitigation” table)

As of today, the Kohler School District has had two more positive cases since November 2. (This includes remote learners along with in-person students and staff). The total overall cases since September 1, 2020 has been 20.

The weekly absentee rates as of November 6, according to the schools website are as follows:

  • Elementary: Illness Absentee Rate – 3.5% Quarantine Absentee Rate: 10.3%
  • Middle School: Illness Absentee Rate – 4.5% Quarantine Absentee Rate: 3.2%
  • High School Cohort A: Illness Absentee Rate – 1.3% Quarantine Absentee Rate: 2.5%
  • High School Cohort B: Illness Absentee Rate – 1.1% Quarantine Absentee Rate: 5.1%

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