Spike in COVID-19 cases on Menominee reservation prompts tribal officials to issue emergency orders
October 6, 2020
KESHENA – The Menominee Tribe had been able to keep a handle on the number of COVID-19 cases throughout much of the summer until about mid-September when cases started to skyrocket, forcing officials to partially shut down the county.
Cases of COVID-19 in Menominee County, which shares roughly the same borders as the Menominee reservation, had remained in the single digits through much of the spring and the first half summer.
A large spike in cases started to occur the third week of September, raising the number of people infected with COVID-19 to 123 as of Monday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.