Taylor County confirms community transmission of COVID-19
â€˘ Practice good hand hygiene
â€˘ Stay home if you are sick â€śAs we have for the past several months, we will continue to work with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and our local partners to make sure our community remains safe and healthy,â€ť Krug said.
As Taylor County announces its second case, the Clark County health department has announced that three cases were confirmed among employees of Abbyland Food in Abbotsford.
â€śClark and Marathon County Health Departments are working with Abbyland leadership and staff to conduct an investigation to track, trace, and contain the virus,â€ť said Brittany Mews, Clark County health officer. â€śAbbyland Foods is located in both counties. We are all working together to ensure the facility, staff, residents, and their family members, are taking steps to contain the spread of COVID-19.â€ť
â€śAbbyland Foods is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees. To the best of our abilities, Abbyland has implemented CDC recommended prevention guidelines such as employees wearing masks, reconfigured workspaces , staggered breaks and lunches to limit employee contact and promote social distancing, and increased sanitization in high traffic areasâ€ť stated Todd Jelinski, safety director, Abbyland Foods Inc.
â€śCOVID-19 can be spread by asymptomatic people, meaning people who are not experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath,â€ť stated Judy Burrows, public information officer for Marathon County. â€śEveryone can do their part to control the spread by practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and washing their hands.â€ť