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Sept. 14, 2020 - Kewaunee County Public Health Urges Public to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Jennifer Gonzalez
Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
Email: gonzalez.jennifer@kewauneeco.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
September 14, 2020
 
Kewaunee County Public Health Urges Public to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

KEWAUNEE, WI – Kewaunee County Public Health Department is urging the public to continue to actively practice social distancing, hand washing, staying home when sick, limiting large social gatherings, and masking in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

In recent weeks, Kewaunee County has seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases with 53 new positive cases reported since September 1, 2020, a 22% overall increase.

As of Friday, September 11, 2020, the Kewaunee County Public Health Department recorded a total of 242 positive cases with 39 active, 3,793 negative cases, 201 recovered cases, 102 pending cases, and two deaths.

“We are noticing a spike across the board in all age ranges, and we need everyone to continue to take COVID-19 as well as precautionary measures seriously in order to stop the spread, especially as we approach influenza season,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department.

This message from the Kewaunee County Public Health Department coincides with a new campaign from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services called ‘You Stop The Spread’. Officials are asking the public to take to social media using #YouStopTheSpread and post a picture of themselves wearing a mask, washing hands, social distancing as well as share why they are doing their part: “I'm protecting my dad or grandma, supporting essential workers, or helping local businesses stay strong.”
 
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