Eau Claire County is adding two more weeks to its coronavirus emergency order.
City-County Health Director Lieske Giese yesterday said the order will mostly stay the same, but noted some differences.
For example, starting Friday, Eau Claire County residents can gather in groups of 20 outside. A new order from the county health department said people should still stay home and limit interaction with others, but planned outdoor events can include up to 20 people.
The order says organizers must contact attendees before the event in case contact tracing is necessary.
When it comes to the state count, nine of the 413 people in the hospital for the coronavirus in Wisconsin are from western Wisconsin. There is a lot of focus on hospitalization numbers in the state.
The latest coronavirus count from the Department of Health Services shows an uptick in the number of people hospitalized because of the virus. Most of the people who are being treated for the virus are from southeast Wisconsin.