Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

COVID-19 Updates




As of 1/12/2022, there are 37 active Covid-19 cases among SCC Tribal Members, employees of the tribe, and members of the Mole Lake Community with a total of 75 in isolation/quarantine.
Since January 1st, we have identified 44 positive cases among these groups including 5 reinfections.


Prior to December 1st our breakthrough case rate was around 20%; in December that increased to 40%, and now in January we are experience 50% breakthrough cases.


Please Note:
We are experiencing an overwhelming amount of case loads and testing requests while operating on extremely limited staffing due to isolation/quarantine.


We ask that everyone please be patient and understand that the best measure to protect yourself continue to be washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask if you go out in public, and getting vaccinated if you are able and haven’t already done so.



Forest County Health Department Update
Information Current as of Friday, January 7th:


Forest County Health Officials have confirmed 17 additional persons have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 3 tested probable for a total of 1,838 confirmed positive cases and 108 probable cases in Forest County. There are 50 active cases in isolation and 0 hospitalized individuals.


There has been 36 COVID-19 related deaths and 4 probable COVID-19 related deaths, along with 3 deaths pending confirmation by the Medical Examiner.


This month alone, there have been 84 confirmed positive cases, 12 probable cases, and 1 pending death.


Due to a rise in cases and the capacity of our staff, we are no longer able to report daily counts on Facebook. After today, we will only be posting case counts on a weekly basis, as we are able. For daily updates, please visit this website.