Forest County Health Department monitors a variety of COVID-19 data metrics to help inform decision making and recommendations. We continue to follow recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The recommendations within this plan are subject to change as guidance is updated by the CDC and DHS.
Forest County Health Department’s recommendations within this plan are based on COVID-19 case activity level as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The case activity level is a summary indicator that combines COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 people in the last two weeks (burden) and trajectory, which is the percent change in cases from the previous to the current week. The case activity level is either low, medium, high, very high, or critically high. Recommendations for critically high and very high case activity are combined in this plan.