With school barely back in session, hundreds of kids and staff are already COVID-positive or quarantined across Wisconsin.
With the school year just around the corner and COVID-19 cases surging, medical experts say it’s key to require masks in schools.
Only a few health departments in Wisconsin still have enforceable health orders as the virus has spread wildly and killed relentlessly.
Health officials say too many refusing to wear masks, maintain social distancing guidelines.
As cases continue to rise and large gatherings become more frequent, total contacts have grown considerably, taxing available staff to do that work, county health officers said.
Incidents increasing since statewide order overturned by Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The number of COVID-19 cases has grown more by 18,000 since end of May.