Ho-Chunk gaming employees test positive for COVID-19

Employees at Ho-Chuck casino tested positive for COVID-19
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WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health is investigating after multiple employees tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday, according to a Facebook post.

The post said two employees at Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wittenberg and three employees at Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wisconsin Dells have tested positive for the coronavirus.

In both cases, the individuals who tested positive had direct contact with one another but did not have close interaction with the public, according to the release.

Officials said to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus, they will continue screening all employees and guests upon entry, require the use of face coverings, increase access to hand-sanitizing stations and increase testing of employees, the post said.

The Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department and the Sauk County Health Department are assisting the Ho-Chunk Nation with their investigation.