As Dane County Starts to Re-open, UW Health Offers Advice on Staying Safe

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Madison, Wisconsin - As Dane County initiates phase one of the Forward Dane phased reopening plan, UW Health is sharing important safety reminders to our patients and the community.


UW Health is grateful to the community for practicing physical distancing, as it is a critical tactic for minimizing infections. Moving forward there are steps the community can take to minimize risk.


Certain actions increase risk of contracting or passing COVID-19, such as:

  • Gathering in groups, particularly indoors
  • Close contact with others
  • Contact for longer periods of time

Ways to lower your risk of contracting or passing COVID-19 include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Socializing outside
  • Practicing good hand hygiene
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes by using a clean tissue or your elbow

What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are exposed to a person with COVID-19:

  • If you are sick you should stay home from work and avoid public spaces and gatherings
  • Contact your healthcare provider right away to discuss testing for COVID-19
    • Your healthcare provider may recommend you stay home (quarantine) for a certain amount of time after your symptoms have started


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Date Published: 05/26/2020

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