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 Livingston boy dies in swimming accident

On August 8, 2020 at about 2:41 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a person who dove off of a bank on the Grant River and did not resurface. Emergency crews were directed to an area on the Grant River along Pigeon River Rd, about one mile from County U, in Waterloo Township.
   Multiple emergency agencies responded to the scene to attempt to locate the person. About one hour after the initial call, emergency crews located the male victim, Lynn Zimmerman, 17, of Livingston, WI, on the bottom of the river in the same location that he had gone under the water. EMS crews checked Zimmerman for signs of life and did not find any. He was declared deceased at the scene by the Grant County Coroner's Office.
   The investigation into the incident showed that Zimmerman was with a group of 12 friends and family, who were canoeing the Grant River. Most of the group had stopped at this location to swim for a short time. Witnesses reported that Zimmerman dove, hands and headfirst, into the water from the bank. The witnesses said that Zimmerman went into the water and after a couple seconds or so, he resurfaced and then immediately sank back under the water and did not resurface again.
   A couple people from the group paddled down river to Pigeon River Rd where they got out, went to a nearby home, and called for help.
   The Grant County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation into the incident while the following departments responded to assist in the search for, and eventually locating Zimmerman: Cassville Fire and EMS Departments, Bloomington Fire Department, West Grant EMS, Glen Haven First Responders, Bagley Fire and First Responders, Grant County Emergency Management, and members of the Southwest Wisconsin Technical Rescue Team's swift water rescue team.

Wisconsin logs the most one day COVID-19 cases

Crawford Co. Heath issues COVID-19 warning

August 4, 2020 - Notice – If you visited A Cut Above Hair Salon in Prairie du Chien during the following dates & times, you may have potentially been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case and we would like you to call our office to discuss further measures that may need to be taken:
   July 29 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM
   July 31 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
   August 1 – 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
If you were in this business during the above times and develop symptoms through August 15, 2020 contact your healthcare provider.  Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste.

Crawford Co. Health warns of
exposure to COVID-19

August 2, 2020 - Notice – If you visited The Crooked Oar during the following dates & times, you may have potentially been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case:
   July 25 – 1:00 PM until closing
   July 26 – 1:00 PM until closing
   July 27 – 5:00 PM until closing
   July 30 – 10:00 AM to 4:00PM (Amended)
We are asking you to monitor self for symptoms and contact your healthcare provider to get tested if you develop any symptoms through August 13, 2020.  Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste.

 Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring
Public Health Emergency and
Requiring Face Coverings Statewide

MADISON — July 30, 2020 - Gov. Tony Evers today declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order. Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency is available here and Emergency Order #1 requiring face coverings statewide is available here.
   “While our local health departments have been doing a heck of a job responding to this pandemic in our communities, the fact of the matter is, this virus doesn't care about any town, city, or county boundary, and we need a statewide approach to get Wisconsin back on track,” said Gov. Evers. “We’ve said all along that we’re going to let science and public health experts be our guide in responding to this pandemic, and we know that masks and face coverings will save lives. While I know emotions are high when it comes to wearing face coverings in public, my job as governor is to put people first and to do what's best for the people of our state, so that's what I am going to do.”
   Wisconsin is seeing new and significant community spread and increase in cases of COVID-19 which requires that we declare a new public health emergency and require face coverings. Wisconsin has experienced a drastic rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the entire state, with 61 of 72 counties (84 percent) representing 96 percent of the state’s population experiencing high COVID-19 activity. All regions of Wisconsin have high COVID-19 activity levels. This is a dramatic increase from where Wisconsin was in June, when only 19 of 72 counties (26%) were experiencing high COVID-19 activity.





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COVID-19 totals for Wisconsin
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Positive Cases: 61,785 (+724)
Ever hospitalized: 5,092 (+61)
Deaths: 1,006 (+8)

Crawford County: 76 cases (+3)

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