La Crosse Co. Health Department kicks off ‘Mask Up La Crosse’ campaign

La Crosse County Reports 9 New Positive Covid 19 Cases

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- The La Crosse County Health Department says its ‘Check the Spread’ Campaign is off to a great start. Within one week, 107 businesses made the pledge.

These businesses are following six simple safety measures to ensure employees and customers are safe. Mask requirements, increased safe sanitizing, and implementing physical distancing guidelines are among these steps.

The department is kicking-off another campaign called ‘Mask Up La Crosse.’

Just take a selfie of you wearing your mask, send it in a message on the department’s Facebook page and say who you’re masking up for.

Health Department Director Jen Rombalski says the purpose of masks is to keep us all safe.

“Masks have become political in nature, but masks are not political. This is about a virus, and how the virus spreads. Are they 100% effective? No, this is not an N-95 respirator, this is a face covering, but they can help prevent the spread of the virus,” said Rombalski.

There were nine new COVID-19 cases in La Crosse Co. Wednesday bringing the county’s total to 620 cases.

Each Wednesday, the Coulee Compass is evaluated as well. It remains in the orange, meaning there is still a high risk of COVID-19 spread in the county.