La Crosse County Health Department eliminates Compass, collaborates with health care partners


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse County Health Department announced a new collaborative path involving area health care leaders.

According to a news release from the department, the Coulee COVID-19 Compass served as an important tool to assess risk in La Crosse and surrounding counties for the past several months. Now the Compass will no longer be updated. The La Crosse County Health Department will collaborate with health care partners in a new community-based process that will be revealed during a news conference on Friday, August 7.

LCHD sites the need for change is due to the ever-evolving science and information about COVID-19.  The department’s goal is to ensure the community is receiving the most up to date guidance.

Here is the full news release from the La Crosse County Health Department: COVID 19 Compass Update