Wherever doable, native companies ought to proceed to attempt to make distant work lodging for his or her workforces, Dane County Government Joe Parisi urged Monday, Aug. 10.
His feedback got here as Wisconsin surpassed 1,000 deaths from COVID-19. In the meantime, knowledge continues to point out a excessive quantity of people that check constructive are indicating being in group gathering with individuals not from their houses.
In response to figures from Public Well being Madison & Dane County, almost one in three new circumstances final week reported this whereas the county continues to see almost 40% of COVID-19 circumstances come because of group unfold, that’s, a person can’t pinpoint the situation of the place they got here into contact with the virus.
“Being bored with the pandemic is comprehensible, nevertheless it doesn’t make the virus much less harmful,” Parisi mentioned. “Disregarding safeguards places extra of us at risk. This virus is each bit as tenacious right now because it’s ever been. Persistence, vigilance and understanding will get us by what’s an extremely troublesome time for all of us.
“To our busy workplaces – if you can also make preparations for individuals to do business from home, please proceed to take action. To those that wish to go to the neighbors for an enormous yard barbecue, please suppose twice and don’t assume these you’re spending time with haven’t come into contact with somebody who’s both a identified or maybe even unknown service. These steps – whereas not essentially the most handy or best factor to do – finally cut back all of our danger as a group. Working collectively and being conscious of the information, it’s vital we restrict individuals coming into bodily contact with each other who could not should. This helps shield our frontline staff in well being care, public security and those that assist us with a smile in our grocery and comfort shops.”