The Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park has admitted its first COVID-19 patient yesterday. The patient was admitted on a day when Wisconsin reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death count. With record high case numbers, the governor and Department of Health Services (DHS) officials are imploring Wisconsinites to stay home.
“With record high numbers of positive cases, hospitalizations, and staffing shortages, there has never been a more critical time for Wisconsinites to act and help stop the spread,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said in a released statement. “That’s why we ask all Wisconsinites to do their part. Stay home, wear a mask and stay six feet apart when you go out for your essential errands, avoid gatherings and events, and wash your hands. These steps are some of the most effective tools we have to overcome this pandemic.”