Belmark Family,

We’d like to begin by thanking everyone for adapting and proactively continuing to be safety focused as we continue to navigate this new “normal”. As we head into our sixth month of the COVID-19 pandemic we’d like to reflect on where we are, and how to move forward to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Positive Cases

  • Belmark has had 18 positive COVID-19 cases since March 2020. Four recent cases are recovering at home and 14 have recovered and returned to campus.
  • To date, zero of the positive cases have been traced to being contracted at Belmark. Our safety practices, when strictly followed, are sound.
  • Below you will find how we rank vs. the county, state and nation as measured by number of cases per 1000 people.
    Location          % COVID Positive
    Belmark                  1.8%
    Brown County           2.1%
    Wisconsin               1.4%
    United States            1.8%
  • The task force will continue to report on positive cases. It is inevitable that there will continue to be positive cases, however we have an opportunity to continue to remain focused on our safety practices at Belmark and at home. Please see attached COVID-19 Risk Index and focus outside work activities in areas of low-risk.
    Return to School Planning
  • In spite of all safety precautions, there is a good chance that schools could experience an outbreak. The decision to quarantine a classroom, close a school or shift to remote learning for a period of time may come with very little notice.
  • Please take some time now to think through a plan for your family, in case a closure would occur. We understand there are varying return to school plans by district and grade level. This is a time for planning, including “what if” planning should school arrangements change abruptly. Please work through straight and open communication with your manager as you balance the needs of your family and your role at Belmark.



COVID-19 RISK INDEX – Know Your Risk During COVID-19


  • Eating at a buffet
  • Working out at an indoor gym or fitness center
  • Going to an amusement park
  • Going to a casino
  • Going to a movie theater
  • Attending a large music concert
  • Going to a sports stadium
  • Attending events or services with 50+ people
  • Going to a bar


  • Opening the mail
  • Teleworking from your own home
  • Getting takeout from a restaurant
  • Pumping gasoline
  • Playing tennis
  • Going camping with your household or other usual close contacts


  • Grocery shopping
  • Going for a walk, run, hike, or bike ride with your household or other usual close contacts
  • Playing golf
  • Hanging out with your #quaranteam at their house
  • Staying at a hotel
  • Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room
  • Going to a library or museum
  • Eating outside at a restaurant
  • Walking in a busy downtown
  • Spending time at a playground


  • Going to a hair salon or barbershop
  • Eating inside a restaurant
  • Attending a wedding or funeral
  • Traveling by plane
  • Playing a close contact sport such as basketball or football


  • Dinner party at someone’s house with people who are not your usual close contacts
  • Attending a backyard barbecue
  • Visiting a lake or tubing
  • Shopping at a mall
  • Sending kids to school, camp, or day care
  • Working in an office building
  • Swimming in a public pool

For ALL Activities:

  • Stay home when you are sick or if you think you have been exposed
  • Wear a mask when feasible
  • Keep at least 6 ft between yourself and non-household members
  • Wash your hands frequently