Updated: 10/08/2020 1:00 PM
This page includes places within Trempealeau County with public risk of exposure to a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last two weeks. The risk for named contacts of a positive case is determined separately and businesses in which all contacts can be named will not appear on this page. If you are contacted by a health department and told you are a close contact of a positive case, you should follow all guidance provided by your health department.
Establishments remain on this page for 14 days after the last known positive case was present. Please note that an establishment appearing on this page does not necessarily mean they did something wrong nor does appearing on the page always mean that the establishment should be closed. The Trempealeau County Health Department attempts to contact establishments prior to their appearance on this page; when contact is made, guidance is provided about reducing future risk to staff and customers.
Know that notifications through this process is about risk that has already occurred. We cannot know where people who will become positive in the next week are going right now and won’t know until the positive case is identified and the disease investigation process is complete. Trempealeau County has confirmed community spread. If you are in a public place, you should expect to come into contact with COVID-19. It remains important to protect yourself and others with frequent hand washing, physical distancing, wearing masks, and staying home when you have any symptoms.
Learn how we decide which establishments are considered low, medium or high risk. Only high risk establishments will be listed.
HIGH: Significant risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location during a specific day and/or time period. Those who have entered an establishment for a very brief period of time and practiced preventative measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask and washing their hands may have less risk than others. All who were in an area listed as high risk on the identified date and/or time period should quarantine by staying home and limiting contact with others. Additionally, risk of community spread is still present.
MEDIUM: A positive case was known to be at an establishment, but there is moderate risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location. Medium risk establishments will not be listed because there is not a greater risk than the general risk of community spread in Trempealeau County. When you leave your home, assume you will come into contact with COVID-19 and self-monitor for symptoms.
LOW: A positive case was known to be at an establishment, but there is low risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location. Low risk establishments will not be listed because there is not a greater risk than the general risk of community spread in Trempealeau County. When you leave your home, assume you will come into contact with COVID-19 and self-monitor for symptoms.
OUTBREAK: Outbreak is the term used by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for an establishment with two or more lab-confirmed cases (one or more in a long-term care facility). An establishment being classified as an outbreak does not necessarily mean there is risk to the public or that they will appear on this page.
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For additional questions, contact the Trempealeau County Health Department at 715-538-2311 ext. 220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.