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A Renewed Call to Be Safe as Wisconsin Continues to Reopen

By May 15, 2020 No Comments

APPLETON, Wis. – It has been a busy week of change as our COVID-19 environment continues to shift. As state, county and city Safer at Home orders are lifted and our state continues to reopen, Be Safe Wisconsin partners are once again encouraging family, friends, colleagues and neighbors to practice healthy and safe behaviors.

“As we see increased activity in our community it will be important to protect the people who are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness,” said Mary Dorn, Public Health Officer and Deputy Health & Human Services Director for Outagamie County.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, those at higher risk for severe disease include people 65 years and older, those who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.

Partners ask community members to continue practicing safe behaviors by:

  • Staying home as much as possible and practice good hygiene, including hand washing and sanitizing.
  • Remain 6 feet apart from others and wear a mask or face covering while in public.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces, including mobile devices.

“People must understand that the pandemic isn’t over,” said Dorn. “The protective measures recommended here are necessary to protect the health of our people.”

Be Safe Wisconsin asks every Wisconsin resident to commit to doing their part to flatten the COVID-19 curve by continuing to practice social distancing. Take the pledge today to Be Safe. Together, we can drive our COVID-19 reality.