La Crosse County Health Department director contracts COVID-19 from household member | Local Government

La Crosse County Health Department director Jen Rombalski has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced Tuesday.

County Health Director Jen Rombalski


Rombalski, who has been spearheading community efforts to curb the spread of the virus, contracted it from a household member, who was exposed to the coronavirus in a classroom setting. Rombalski is experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and recovering at home, the Health Department said in a release.

As Rombalski has been working remotely, no other department staff have been exposed. During Rombalski’s absence, COVID-19 response will be supported by other department leaders and staff.

“This notice is being shared to remind community members that COVID-19 can happen to anyone and that there is no stigma to being tested, diagnosed or in speaking candidly to contact tracers …,” the Health Department stated. “We wish Jen and all who have been affected by COVID-19 a speedy recovery, rest and good health moving forward.”

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Health Department urges safe Halloween with household members at home and not trick-or-treating

The Department of Health is encouraging everyone to find fun alternatives to Halloween traditions to avoid “the scare of being exposed or spreading the coronavirus.”

DOH recommends celebrating with household members at home and avoiding trick-or-treating door to door or wherever treats are handed to children or taken from a shared bucket.

This would involve what DOH classifies as a high-risk activity since it may result in close contact or crowding with others outside one’s household.

“It’s more important to put safety first,” Health Director Elizabeth Char said in a news release. “Gatherings on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day led to spikes in positive cases in Hawaii.

“This Halloween, be extra mindful as you navigate how to safely celebrate in order to keep the spread of coronavirus as low as possible during this holiday.”

Some fun and safe activities being planned by some communities include contactless trick-or-treating and

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Food security and food consumption in Samoa: Based on the analysis of the 2018 household income and expenditure survey – Samoa


The high rate of adult obesity observed in Samoa (almost 46 percent in 2016) points to access to an amount of dietary energy that is well above the minimum amount of dietary energy needed by the population to be in good health and to be socially active.

The analysis of the food data collected in 2018 in the Samoa Household Income and Expenditure Survey (2018 HIES) shows that less than 1 person out of 20 is undernourished. However, the analysis of the information collected in the same survey also finds that about one person in four does not have access to safe and nutritious food. This puts a one quarter of the population at greater risk of various forms of malnutrition and poor health than a food secure population, which has better access to safe and nutritious food.

The survey results are confirmed by the high number of

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