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UPDATE Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m.

Oconto County COVID positives continue to rise

The number of positive tests for coronavirus in Oconto County continued to spike through the month of August, county Health & Human Services Director Mike Reimer told the County Board during its regular monthly meeting Aug. 20.

From March 27 to May 1, the county recorded 15 positive tests, Reimer said. That figure grew by 23 to 38 on June 1 and by another 23 on July 1, to 61.

Oconto County experienced a jump of 117 positives by Aug. 1, when the total stood at 178, and another 139 positive tests had been recorded by Aug. 20, when Reimer reported to the board.

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UPDATE Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m.

Football, volleyball seasons postponed at Menominee Indian High School

Menominee Indian High School announced Monday morning that it was postponing its fall football and girls volleyball seasons. The school’s cross-country team will still participate in the fall season.

The announcement was made in a press release from Wendell Waukau, the superintendent of the Menominee Indian School District.

“In making this decision, we factored in the safety and well-being of our entire Menominee community as well as our ability to safely open schools to students on Sept. 21,” the press release read. “As the year progresses, we will evaluate the health concerns and how it impacts our participation in all our extracurricular activities.”

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UPDATE Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m.

Homme Home open for visitors outside

Homme Home in Wittenberg sent out letters to residents and family members informing them that they can now accept visitors.

Homme has been on lockdown since March, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is allowing outside visits at this time.

There are still many restrictions for both Homme and visitors to follow. But according to Brad Davis, director of nursing, family and residents will be happy to follow them for the chance to meet in person.

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UPDATE Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m.

Gillett School Board gets reopening update

New teachers were scheduled to report to work at the Gillett School District on Monday, with returning teachers joining them Tuesday, as the district prepared to open the 2020-21 academic year in the shadow of a pandemic.

The Gillett School Board was updated during its Aug. 20 meeting on the upcoming 2020-21 school year, a year that begins with students and staff required to wear masks most of the time and football games without spectators.

“We’re working on the safety measures, they’ve been tweaked, they’re as ready as possible,” Superintendent Todd Hencsik said.

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