Appleton well being officer Chuck Sepers Q&A on COVID-19, community health

APPLETON – When the metropolis council voted in January to hire Chuck Sepers as Appleton’s new health officer, the city was experiencing its worst COVID-19 surge nevertheless. 

Hundreds of people today were tests positive for the virus for each day, and hospitals were struggling to make area for a flood of sufferers. 

Currently — about a month into his time in the job — things glance pretty diverse. Despite the fact that he knows the pandemic just isn’t over, he is hoping to leverage this tranquil period of time to get likely on other plans he has for the wellbeing of the city. 

Sepers comes to Appleton from Nebraska, in which he served as chief public well being officer for a group of counties in the east central aspect of the state. Prior to that, he led initiatives to lessen childhood obesity and form 2 diabetes at the Heart for Group Overall health and Development at the College of Kansas.