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December 22, 2021 in News

‘Tis the December for Safe Holiday Celebrations

There’s plenty yet to celebrate over the next couple of weeks: Christmas, Kwanzaa, saying goodbye to 2021 on New Year’s Eve and more. With a greater festive spirit upon us…
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November 24, 2021 in News

Taking Precautions to Be Safe and Together This Thanksgiving

Reports show new coronavirus cases and deaths are on the rise again in Wisconsin as we approach Thanksgiving. Health officials hope residents will take the necessary actions to turn the…
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October 28, 2021 in News

Play It Safe During Fall Activities

Football and Halloween fun are on most of our calendars this fall. But, whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or eating up ghoulish Halloween goodies, please remember to “Be…
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September 23, 2021 in Press Releases

Fox Valley Hospitals Urge Vaccination to Prevent Critical Strain on Hospitals, Clinics, Healthcare Workers

Fox Valley, Wis. – Hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the Fox Valley Region are experiencing an increased number of patients with COVID-19 and asking the community to get vaccinated to…
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August 18, 2021 in News

Transitioning Back to the Classroom during a Pandemic

It’s back to schoolwork in the classroom this fall, which is good news after many students experienced more than a year of virtual or part-time, in-person learning. “Returning to school…
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August 16, 2021 in News

Heading Back to School with Reminders of COVID-Safe Behaviors

Physicians throughout Northeast and Central Wisconsin are encouraging students, teachers, and staff to continue with COVID-safe behaviors as they head back to the classroom this school year. “It’s important for…
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May 28, 2021 in News

Memorial Day Weekend 2021: Safely Honoring the Fallen & Having Fun in the Sun

The Memorial Day holiday weekend typically means two things: honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and kicking off the unofficial start to the summer season. This year, some…
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May 6, 2021 in News

Meeting Up with Mom: How to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2021 Safely

Vaccination is key to having more freedom celebrating moms this Mother’s Day, according to physicians and public health officials.  Almost half of Wisconsin residents are vaccinated – at least one…
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March 30, 2021 in News

Celebrating Passover & Easter

The Faithful Wisely Consider Safe Ways to Do So The faith-based community side-stepped church services and family gatherings for the first time in their lifetime last April. Most Passover Seder…
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March 18, 2021 in News

Consider a “Staycation” this Spring Break

Midwest winters can be hard with several months of cold and snow. Many Wisconsinites look forward to spring break out-of-state to warm up to a new season, especially this year.…
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March 10, 2021 in News

Recreating St. Patrick’s Day Revelry Safely at Home

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are going to be different yet again this year. It was the first holiday impacted by the nationwide shutdown last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…
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February 25, 2021 in News

Take Emergency Situations to Heart during the Pandemic

Heart Health Month pumps new life into the importance of ER treatment February is American Heart Month, and doctors are reminding adults to be on the lookout for symptoms of…
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February 23, 2021 in News

Dating during the Pandemic

January and February are typically the busiest time of year for people looking for love, according to dating services. This year is no different, but the industry has been reporting…
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February 11, 2021 in News

Express Valentine’s Day Love from Home

Keeping It Safe With Plenty of Sentiment During a Pandemic Valentine’s Day will likely look different for most couples this year. With restrictions on gathering in public places and health…
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February 5, 2021 in News

Game Day Rules to Avoid Catching COVID-19

Staying Safe on Super Bowl Sunday Super Bowl Sunday typically means parties with food, fun and a lot of friends and family. But like other holidays and special events over…
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January 20, 2021 in News

New Year, New Hope in a “Stay Safe” Mindset

COVID-19 Vaccines, More Treatments, Prevention Measures all Play a Role The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, more treatments proving to be effective against the deadly virus, and the continued practice of…
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January 4, 2021 in News

New Year’s Resolutions: Prioritizing Good Health Habits in 2021

Surveys indicate health-centered resolutions are at the top of most New Year's resolution lists. No surprise since extra care – including self-care – is needed in the new year to…
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December 29, 2020 in News

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely at Home

There’s one more celebration before we say goodbye to 2020, and it could bring with it some of the biggest risks of contracting COVID-19, if you’re not careful. “Traditional New…
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December 22, 2020 in News

Getting into the Spirit of the Holiday Season Safely

While many people forgo get-togethers with family and friends to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are finding creative and safe ways to celebrate the spirit of this most unusual…
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December 22, 2020 in News

Northeast Wisconsin Community Leaders Share Their Safe Approach to the Holidays and 2021

Most are changing plans this holiday season The COVID-19 vaccines have brought hope this holiday season, but health experts say safety measures still need to be taken to stop the…
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December 21, 2020 in News

Giving Safely Through the Holiday Season

A generous spirit this holiday season did not end with Giving Tuesday at the start of December. There are plenty of ways to help a neighbor in need all month…
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December 15, 2020 in News

Home for the Holidays

Celebrating Safely this Holiday Season It has been the drumbeat since March: Stay home or stay close to home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we celebrate the holiday season,…
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December 8, 2020 in News

Achieving Your Best Sleep During the Pandemic

Many Americans suffer from sleep disorders: Either they don’t get enough; their sleep is consistently interrupted, causing poor quality sleep; or they’re sleeping a proper amount, but still feel tired…
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November 30, 2020 in News

Living Most of the Year with COVID-19, Science Now Says…

What we need to know about staying safe as we close out 2020 Wisconsinites have learned much this year living in a COVID-19 world. At first, we understood the spread…
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November 24, 2020 in News

Home for Thanksgiving

Kicking off the Holiday Season Safely Public health officials are encouraging Wisconsinites to rethink their Thanksgiving traditions this November, especially as the number of COVID cases keeps climbing across the…
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November 18, 2020 in News

The Lasting Effects of Catching COVID-19

Concern over so-called "Long Haulers;" prevention is best medicine They battled and beat COVID-19. They endured the acute symptoms of fever, shortness of breath and coughing – even loss of…
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November 9, 2020 in News

Honoring Veterans Safely from Home

COVID-19 is changing how Americans salute Veterans Day this year. Many will honor military men and women safely from home through virtual activities and events. Others will be practicing coronavirus…
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October 22, 2020 in Press Releases

Celebrating a Fun Halloween Safely at Home

Halloween traditions for children, like trick-or-treating, haunted houses and creative costumes will be different this year because of COVID-19. With Wisconsin currently experiencing uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus, family physicians…
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October 9, 2020 in News

Mental Health: Finding Hope & Help Amid COVID-19

Unemployment, isolation, health fears, losing loved ones. COVID-19 has triggered more than a medical outbreak; it has awakened Americans to a mental health crisis. “This year, the pandemic has shown…
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October 5, 2020 in News

Join us Today and Pledge to Be Safe

This week, more than 15 business, education, government and health care leaders came together to call on the people of our region to recommit to protecting one another and our…
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September 24, 2020 in News

Packing the School Backpack

Safety is paramount for students in Northeast and Central Wisconsin this school year amid the pandemic. School districts are doing their part in trying to protect kids from contracting or…
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September 11, 2020 in News

Be Safe Living in Close Quarters on College Campuses

More than academics are in order this fall semester as students return to college campuses across the country. The threat of a coronavirus spread is still present, so additional learning…
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September 4, 2020 in News

Face Coverings & Special Considerations for Kids

How to Stay Safe in the Classroom Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time, parents are determining the best protective gear for their child as many students return…
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September 2, 2020 in News

Plan a COVID-Safe Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and many people are looking forward to enjoying this last holiday weekend of the summer. “Labor Day weekend is a great time…
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August 24, 2020 in News

Face Coverings Fit for a Student

Tips for Correct Wash & Wear Students are adding face coverings to their school supplies list as some students head back to in-person classes this year. Depending on their age,…
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July 10, 2020 in News

Local Manufacturers Instilling Safety More Than 100 Years Later

Two Northeast Wisconsin companies are among those leading the way in staying safe during a pandemic – for a second time! Be Safe Wisconsin partners The Boldt Company and Menasha…
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July 2, 2020 in News

Celebrate July 4th Safely

With many communities cancelling fireworks displays this year, more Wisconsinites cooped up in their homes because of COVID-19 are taking July 4th celebrations into their own hands. Not only do…
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June 26, 2020 in News

Volunteer Safely

Even with the summertime sun, many people feel they need a bit of a “pick me up” as we face another season living with COVID-19. Volunteering might give you the…
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June 15, 2020 in Press Releases

How to Have a Safe – and Fun – Summer Close to Home

A safer-at-home season of life does not mean your summer will be void of fun. Experts say the best way to enjoy the next few months is to come together…
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June 5, 2020 in Press Releases

The New “IN” Experiences Emphasize Safety

With more small businesses reopening in Wisconsin, owners, employees and customers acclimate to the new safety guidelines put in place by economic development and public health agencies. Communities are still…
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June 1, 2020 in Press Releases

Be Safe while Wearing Cloth Face Masks

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming the new face of America: wearing cloth masks. Wisconsin state officials strongly recommend people don cloth face coverings in public spaces, but it…
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May 22, 2020 in Press Releases

Be Safe while Exploring Wisconsin’s Great Outdoors

DNR says: Recreate responsibly close to home, travel only for necessity   Heading into a holiday weekend after being at home for months can have the most responsible outdoor enthusiast…
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May 20, 2020 in Press Releases

Don’t Delay Emergency Care

Be Safe Partners Encourage Community to Seek Care when Necessary APPLETON, Wis. – For community members who are experiencing significant health events such as heart attack, stroke, mental health or…
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May 19, 2020 in Press Releases

Community COVID-19 Testing Extended in Fox Cities

Open to Non-Symptomatic Individuals GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – The COVID-19 community testing site at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will be open again this week. Public health officials from Outagamie,…
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May 15, 2020 in Press Releases

A Renewed Call to Be Safe as Wisconsin Continues to Reopen

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…
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May 14, 2020 in Press Releases

Be Safe Wisconsin Supports Local Safer at Home Efforts

Encourage Residents to Continue Fight against COVID-19 APPLETON, Wis. – When the Be Safe Wisconsin initiative launched nearly four weeks ago, partners and the community knew that what it means…
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May 12, 2020 in News

COVID-19 Community Testing Site Opens in Fox Valley

Do you think you or a loved one may have COVID-19? You have the opportunity to be tested Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15 at the Fox Valley’s first…
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May 4, 2020 in News

Be Safe Curbside

As more non-essential businesses reopen in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, it has been a new experience for employees and their customers wanting to buy and sell merchandise curbside. “With the…
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April 17, 2020 in Press Releases

Local Health Organizations, Community Leaders Launch Be Safe Wisconsin

Encourage Residents to Continue Fight against COVID-19 APPLETON, Wis. – Local health organizations, officials and community leaders are calling on Northeast and Central Wisconsin residents to maintain their active role…
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