JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. — The Jefferson County Department of Health Director Gail Scott said residents are now being asked to do their own contact tracing if they test positive for COVID-19.
Scott said when the first cases started to appear in Jefferson County, she saw an average of five cases per day.
“It got to the point where we had an average of 25 cases per day,” Scott said. “With an increase of 79% over the last two weeks, it just got to the point where the cases were coming in way too fast.”
Scott said residents were asked to do their own contact tracing starting last Friday. Scott said not enough time has passed to know if this new effort is working or if people are cooperating but she’s hopeful that people will jump on board.