COVID-19 Guidance Issued According to CDC in Wisconsin

August 09, 2021

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has joined federal health officials in recommending that everyone in locations where COVID-19 is spreading at a "significant" or "high" rate wear a mask, whether or not they have been vaccinated. As stated by NBC15 in the article New Wisconsin COVID-19 Guidance Issued; Mirrors CDC Recommendations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map, Adams and Vernon counties are the only ones in southern Wisconsin that fall into the "significant" category. There are no counties in the area with a 'high' level of community transmission.

The updated guidelines were released by the state agency on July 28, a day after the CDC released its altered guidance. In addition, regardless of vaccination status, all students, teachers, and staff at K-12 schools are advised to wear masks. The move comes as COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to rise. The state reported over 1,000 new cases on July 27, the most in a single day since April. Wisconsin's seven-day rolling average has also increased dramatically, climbing to 419 per day in the previous week. That figure was 72 cases per day on average a month ago.

Residents should also be reminded that vaccines are the greatest method to protect themselves against the virus. Since the beginning of the year, over 98% of COVID-19 cases in the state have been among those who have not been vaccinated, according to the DHS agency. State health officials have also contacted their local counterparts, requesting that they review the CDC classifications and determine whether they apply to them.

To read the article in detail, visit: New Wisconsin COVID-19 Guidance Issued; Mirrors CDC Recommendations.

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