Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement regarding the passing of a Brown County teacher as a result of Covid-19:
“I read with deep sorrow this afternoon news of the passing of a Wisconsin teacher due to Covid-19. Our hearts go out to her family and the students and staff whose countless lives she impacted as an educator. Dane County is grieving with you.
I’m terribly concerned that as case counts continue to rise in Dane County and Wisconsin – which saw a record high increase today – these tales of needless tragedy are only beginning. No case, illness, or death can ever be discounted or diminished. This virus is real and has very real impacts.
The public health, safety, and well-being of people must come first. That’s why we have and will continue to aggressively pursue public health policy in Dane County focused on interrupting the rapid spread of a virus that sadly again today proved it can be deadly.