Isolation efforts aren’t easy, but they are working- that message from national and local health and safety officials alike who are urging residents to keep it up. While it’s hard to predict just when we’ll see COVID-19 activity peak, limiting face-to-face interaction with others is the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Marinette County Emergency Management Administrator Eric Burmeister says most households are compliant with the Governor’s Safer at Home mandates, but it’s going to take county-wide cooperation to prevent seeing a surge in cases locally.
Burmeister says it’s important for those who are staying home to practice good habits to preserve both their physical and mental health. That includes eating well, exercising, mental stimulation, and finding alternative ways to keep in touch with loved ones.
Marinette County has posted a link to their website updating the public on local COVID-19 testing data. Those numbers are updated at the end of each business day. However, officials are saying some of the positive cases reported in Marinette County had no travel history or contact with known cases of COVID-19 elsewhere, so it’s likely the number of positive tests is only a small percentage of what is circulating in the community.