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Brown County Health: don't relax precautions

The Brillion News

GREEN BAY - The Brown County, De Pere and Oneida Nation public health agencies are asking people to continue individual preventive measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the area, saying the virus will be present here for the foreseeable future.

“It’s safe to say that any social interaction brings some level of risk for contracting COVID-19 at this point,” said Anna Destree of Brown County Public Health. “The best way to protect yourself and others is to practice physical distancing, wear a cloth face covering when you’re in public, and do not gather in groups outside of your household.”

The three departments are asking people to follow the guidelines and recommendations coming from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as the virus continues to spread mainly through person-to-person contact. no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

People are asked to be alert for symptoms that include a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and to stay home if feeling ill.

The health departments are receiving questions about travel, community events and gatherings, youth sports and dining-in at local restaurants and taverns.

They are advising people to wear a mask in gatherings that include people outside of your own household. Regular hand-washing is also advised.


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