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COVID-19

COVID-19 Outbreaks and Investigations

 

This page includes places within La Crosse County with public risk of exposure to a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last two weeks. The risk for named contacts of a positive case is determined separately and businesses in which all contacts can be named will not appear on this page. If you are contacted by a health department and told you are a close contact of a positive case, you should follow all guidance provided by your health department.

Establishments remain on this page for 14 days after the last known positive case was present. Please note that an establishment appearing on this page does not necessarily mean they did something wrong nor does appearing on the page always mean that the establishment should be closed. The La Crosse County Health Department attempts to contact establishments prior to their appearance on this page; when contact is made, guidance is provided about reducing future risk to staff and customers. You can see current guidance in the Coulee COVID-19 Compass and see businesses that have taken the pledge Check the Spread of COVID-19 through the implementation of 6 key guidelines.

Know that notifications through this process is about risk that has already occurred. We cannot know where people who will become positive in the next week are going right now and won’t know until the positive case is identified and the disease investigation process is complete. La Crosse County has confirmed community spread. If you are in a public place, you should expect to come into contact with COVID-19. It remains important to protect yourself and others with frequent hand washing, physical distancing, wearing masks, and staying home when you have any symptoms.

Learn how we decide which establishments are considered low, medium or high risk.

Definitions:

HIGH: Significant risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location during a specific day and/or time period. Those who have entered an establishment for a very brief period of time and practiced preventative measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask and washing their hands may have less risk than others. All who were in an area listed as high risk on the identified date and/or time period should BOTH complete the Risk Screening and Referral Form to be referred for testing (if appropriate), AND quarantine by staying home and limiting contact with others. Additionally, risk of community spread is still present.

MEDIUM: A positive case was known to be at an establishment, but there is moderate risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location. All who had contact with a medium risk establishment should monitor themselves for symptoms. If symptoms develop, contact your health care provider for testing. It is not necessary to complete the Risk Screening and Referral Form or to quarantine at home. Additionally, risk of community spread is still present.

LOW: A positive case was known to be at an establishment, but there is low risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location. All who had contact with a low risk establishment should monitor themselves for symptoms. It is not necessary to complete the Risk Screening and Referral Form or to quarantine at home. Risk is thought to be similar to the overall risk of community spread.

OUTBREAK: Outbreak is the term used by the WI Department of Health Services for an establishment with two or more lab-confirmed cases (one or more in a long-term care facility). An establishment being classified as an outbreak does not necessarily mean there is risk to the public or that they will appear on this page.

 

High Risk 

If you were present during a high risk time period, complete the Risk Screening and Referral Form

Establishment NameLocationDates of Known Positives
Planet FitnessOnalaskaJune 27, 28
Fish's BarLa CrosseJune 27
Walgreens - West AveLa CrosseJune 27
Walgreens - Highway 16OnalaskaJune 30
   

Medium Risk

Please do NOT complete the Risk Screening and Referral tool for medium risk exposures.

Establishment NameLocationDates of Known Positives
DeBoer Pest ControlLa CrosseJune 29
Ardie's Restaurant and Flipside Pub & GrillLa CrosseJune 27, 28
   

Low Risk

Please do NOT complete the Risk Screening and Referral tool for low risk exposures.

Establishment NameLocationDates of Known Positives
Festival Foods- CopelandLa CrosseJune 28
Dahl YMCALa CrosseJune 29
TJ MaxxOnalaskaJuly 1
Kohl'sOnalaskaJuly 1
   

 

NOTE: We make every attempt at transparency and will update this page frequently. Know that given the large influx of cases we are experiencing, this page may not have up to the minute information displayed. It is not necessary to contact us to add establishments to this list, they will be added as the disease investigation process is conducted.

LAST UPDATE: July 10, 2020, 1:50 pm