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Limited outdoor time OK in La Crosse, face masks still suggested



Are you still seeing people walking in public parks or around your neighborhood, even though there are orders to stay home? 

La Crosse County’s health director, Jen Rombalski, said limited time outdoors during the virus outbreak is still OK, but she added on WIZM’s La Crosse Talk that travel to places like the grocery store should still be kept down to a couple of times a week. 

Also, putting a cloth covering on your face is recommended for going to locations where you might find a large number of people.   

Rombalski said a “tightly woven fabric” with a high thread count is best for a homemade mask, and it should be washed every day.

Rombalski added that the La Crosse County’s low number of COVID-19 cases may be a partial result of the timing of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order.

She believes the numbers would be higher if people from the area had continued traveling at normal levels.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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