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Special disease supervisor could be hired by La Crosse County



The COVID pandemic has led La Crosse County to consider hiring a new health department staffer who would specialize in communicable diseases. 

On Wednesday, the county executive committee will consider hiring a communicable disease supervisor, to start in October. 

The hiring would be more urgent than waiting to include a new position in the county’s 2022 budget.

A resolution states that in a normal year, La Crosse County would experience around 900 cases of communicable illness. 

During 2020, the number of such cases in the county ballooned to 11-thousand because of COVID-19.   

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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