A notable decline in COVID-19 on the University of Madison-Wisconsin campus over the past week couldn’t overcome the sharp increase in cases found throughout the rest of Dane Co., pushing the daily average for the entire county even higher.
University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the time for “arguing” with county officials is long since over and she wants to work together to help lower the CVOID-19 infection rate among her students.
Even though not every University of Wisconsin-Madison student has been tested for COVID-19, at least seven percent of the entire student body has already tested positive for the virus, new Dane Co. numbers show.
Dane Co. health officials want schools to continue conducting classes online for most of their students regardless of a recent state Supreme Court decision granting an injunction on an order that prevented third through ninth graders from attending in-person classes.
Dane County health officials are warning restaurants and bars that they and the Madison Police Department will begin enforcing the county’s COVID-19 restrictions and that enforcement will include fines and a possible loss of their liquor license.