Another person is testing positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The La Crosse County Health Department confirmed the case this morning after a notification from the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System. The Health Department will provide further details from the County Administrative Center later this morning.
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is preparing for the spread of COVID-19 in the state and hospitals in Eau Claire are making changes to prepare for more patients as more cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Wisconsin. Sacred Heart Hospital says they’re used to seeing an influx of patients this time of year, but that’s because of the flu.
Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Drayton says the hospital is rescheduling all non-emergency surgeries to make space for people testing for coronavirus. Drayton says the hospital is also encouraging people to use tele-health options to screen for symptoms instead of immediately coming into the clinic.