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“If we want schools and business to stay open we have to make some conscientious decisions,” Krug said.

Krug noted that COVID-19 can hit small businesses especially hard since an infection could cause them to shut down because they would not have the workforce to continue.

“We want to make sure our schools have the ability to remain open,” Krug said, noting the hardship many families had with the school closures last spring.

In order to provide people with the information needed to make good choices, Krug said the health department would be beginning to post the number of county cases each day on the Taylor County website at

Business exposure

The Taylor County Health Department is alerting the public about a potential positive COVID-19 exposure at the McDonald’s in Medford.

The Taylor County Health Department received notifi cation of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you went through the drive thru or were in the facility at McDonald’s on the following dates you may have been exposed: September 26: 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

September 29: 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

September 30: 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

October 1: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

October 3: 5 am -1 p.m.

The Taylor County Health Department is encouraging anyone who was at this place of business to monitor for symptoms 14 days from your last visit. Common COVID-19 symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and other symptoms that can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 information page.

If symptoms do develop, please contact your health care provider for further information. Health officials remind everyone to social distance, wear a facial covering when in public or a confined space, wash your hands, avoid large gatherings and stay home if you feel sick.

School update

An entire classroom of 20 students at Medford Area Elementary School was placed on quarantine on Wednesday due to exposure by a student in the class.