Wood County, Wisconsin

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COVID-19 Exposures and Investigations

This page is a resource for the public to understand the risk for all known places within Wood County that the Wood County Health Department knows have had lab-confirmed COVID-19 exposures in the last two weeks and was unable to identify all possible close contacts. The risk for named close contacts of a positive case is determined separately. If you are contacted by a health department and told you are a named close contact of a positive case, your risk is determined separately, and you should follow all guidance provided by your health department. This list is not inclusive of all Wood County exposures and contains only those in which all close contacts were not able to be identified.

Establishments remain on this list for 14 days after the last known positive case was present. Please note that an establishment appearing on this list does not mean they did something wrong nor does appearing on the list always mean that the establishment should be closed. Establishments have been contacted before their appearance on this list and guidance is provided about reducing future risk to staff and customers.

This list is about risk exposure 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. Wood 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 of at least 6 feet, wearing face coverings, and staying home if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild.

  • Recommendations are based on a set of criteria available on our Gating Metrics page.
  • If you develop symptoms, contact your healthcare provider or local health system’s COVID-19 hotline for guidance and testing recommendations.
  • Learn how we decide which establishments are considered medium or high risk.

Known Wood County Exposures

Saturday, January 15, 2022 through Saturday, January 29, 2022

High Risk

Location Dates of Known Positives
Wisconsin Rapids Basketball Tournament (Lincoln High School) 1/15/2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Medium Risk

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

Location Dates of Known Positives
There are no known Medium Risk exposures at this time.

NOTE: We make every attempt at transparency and will update this page frequently. 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.


HIGH: Significant risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location during a specific time period. All who had contact during the time period specified should monitor for symptoms and quarantine at home. Additionally, risk of community spread is still present.

MEDIUM: Moderate risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this location during a specific time period, but the amount of exposure was limited. All who had contact with a moderate risk establishment should monitor themselves for symptoms. 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. Risk is thought to be similar to the overall risk of community spread. At this time, we will not be displaying low risk establishments.

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION: This means we are actively seeking contacts of a positive case from an establishment or event. The public notification process will include outreach through social and traditional media to attempt to find all contacts.

CLOSE CONTACT: Individual who has been within six feet of a lab-confirmed positive case of COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more OR an individual who has direct exposure to bodily fluids (for example, through coughing, sneezing, spitting, or singing).

Number of positive cases in establishment requires public health investigation as defined by WI Department of Health Services.