Wright County Auditor Betty Ellis told the board of supervisors Oct. 5 that she has received grants amounting to over $26,000 for the upcoming election. She is using the money for health/safety equipment and office equipment that will expedite the voting process, like a folding machine, envelope opener and scanning machine.

  Sandy McGrath gave her a Covid-19 update. The new positive cases over the last week, were scattered throughout the county and not related to a single event or location. The Eagle Grove schools resumed in-person learning this week. “We still need to wear masks and keep our distance from each other,” she said.

  Here is the weekly Covid-19 numbers update as of Oct. 6.

14-Day Positive Covid-19 Case Rate (Changes Daily)

Wright County:

Sept. 29 - 7.6%      

Oct. 6 - 6.7%

Covid Cases as of Oct. 6

Wright County (+19) 616

Cerro Gordo Co. (+56) 1,119

Franklin County (+1) 353

Hancock County (+18) 216