Richland Center, WI:  A virtual Emergency Operations Center meeting was held again this morning to share information between Richland County officials and community partners in a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Health Manager/Local Health Officer Rose Kohout announced that as of 2:00pm Monday, April 6th the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) confirmed that in the state of Wisconsin there were 2,440 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 26,574 have tested negative, there were 77 deaths, and 668 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.  Of those that tested positive for COVID-19 in the state of Wisconsin, 27% have been hospitalized.  There are 3 confirmed case of COVID-19 in Richland County and 139 have tested negative at this time.

The Richland Hospital Coronavirus Hotline remains available 24 hours/day and patients should call (608) 604-9953 BEFORE coming to the hospital.  The Richland Hospital continues to offer COVID-19 testing out of their “Respiratory Illness Evaluation” drive-thru service every day from 8am-5pm for Tier 1 and Tier 2 priorities only.  Additional information about the online or telemedicine services being offered can be found at

Richland County Community Partners continued efforts to assist small business owners, considered possible daycare and housing options for essential workers, and discussed the short-term and long-term needs of our citizens in an effort to support the community through the recovery process.

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, follow Richland County Health & Human Services on Facebook or consult the following websites:


Download PDF Version

Share This
Skip to content