- By Heidi Hodges –
While the Island remained relatively unscathed from the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring and summer, recent weeks have seen a large uptick in positive cases.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Island’s positivity rate has been at very high levels for several weeks, often surpassing the positivity rate per capita seen in Sturgeon Bay and other urban areas.
As of the Observer’s deadline, there were 55 confirmed positive cases on the Island with a year-round population of just over 700, with about three new cases being tallied daily.
In response to the outbreak, several Island businesses closed their doors, the school district went full virtual (see related story) and urgent messages and updates were sent by town supervisor Hans Lux urging Islanders to stay home, especially if they have tested positive, they don’t feel well, or they have tested and are awaiting the results.
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