The Bayfield County Department of Health has announced that there will be two drive-thru COVID-19 testing events coming up. This is after their recent announcement of an increase in COVID-19 confirmed cases. There are now 20 confirmed cases. 16 have recovered, and the health department is monitoring 75 individuals. They consider the activity level for COVID-19 "high" for Bayfield County.

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They are offering the first testing site at the Iron River Community Center on August 7th in Iron River. They are once again being assisted by the Wisconsin National Guard. The Iron River event will be from 11am-7pm.

Next they will be in Cable, Wisconsin at the Cable Community Center on August 14th once again from 11am-7pm.

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath, cough, fever, diarrhea, fatigue, etc should get tested. If someone has been in close contact with a confirmed positive case, you should also be tested. While there are 20 confirmed cases in Bayfield County, they are monitoring 75 people. Some of those 75 have test results pending, while others have been known to be in close contact with a person testing positive for the virus within the last 14 days.

Just last week Governor Tony Evers issued a statewide mask mandate to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Nearby Douglas County has seen a sharp increase in cases and now has 135 cases. St. Louis County, Minnesota as of August 4th has 436 confirmed cases. Adjacent to Bayfield, Ashland County also has 20 confirmed cases.

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