Sheboygan, WI — Sheboygan County Health and Human Services is reporting the county’s fourth death related to coronavirus. Unlike the previous three deaths within the county, the latest victim was not associated with a long term care facility and was in the 40-59 age group. In addition to the reported death, there are five new cases of the virus also being reported in the county.
This news comes on the heels of Sheboygan County moving to “Phase Two” of the “Sheboygan County Safe Restart Guidelines” on Friday, June 5. Under Phase Two non-essential businesses such as restaurants and bars choosing to adhere to the guidelines are limiting capacity to 50%, which is up from 25% under Phase One. People age 65 or older and those who are medically vulnerable should continue to limit travel and remain at home as much as possible. Outdoor events are considered acceptable as long as people maintain 6 feet of distance between one another. Private indoor social gatherings should be limited to 25 which is up from 10 under Phase One. The guidance encourages wearing masks by both employees and consumers in public.
There are 124 total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheboygan County according to the health department. Of those, 26 are considered active cases which is the highest number of cases in the county to date. There are 94 recovered cases, and 4 cases have resulted in death. There have been 5,190 negative tests reported in Sheboygan County.