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Mayo, Winneshiek lifting mask requirements following reduced COVID levels in region



Masking requirements are being relaxed this week by a number of hospitals and clinics in the region. 

Starting Monday, Mayo Clinic Health System is dropping its requirement for face masks for most of its patients and staff. 

Mayo says cases of COVID-19 have decreased significantly over the past year, with low rates of infection at its clinic locations. 

In northeast Iowa, Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah and other locations will relax its masking requirements.

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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