UW Health Urges Continue Adherence to COVID-19 Safety Measures
Madison, Wisconsin - Wisconsin set a new one-day record for COVID-19 cases over the Fourth of July weekend, and cases continue to rise in Dane County and across the country. As we progress through the early weeks of this Summer, UW Health is reminding the public of the continuing importance of COVID-19 precautions.
UW Health's hospitals have not yet seen an increase in patient hospitalizations for COVID-19. However, hospital admissions often follow a rise in positive tests, particularly if the community is unable to slow rapid spread of the virus.
UW Health urges the public to stay safe by following a few key guidelines:
- Practice physical distancing: Stay six feet away from people who do not live in your household.
- Wear face coverings, especially if you will be indoors with others (e.g. grocery stores).
- Stay home when possible: Anyone who is able to stay home should do so, especially if you have any symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, fatigue).
- Do not attend large gatherings, especially if the gathering takes place indoors.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
According to data from Public Health Madison Dane County, half of the recent COVID-19 cases in Dane County were among people ages 20-29, highlighting the need for younger people to wear face coverings and practice social distancing if we are to stem this current surge in cases.
Date Published: 07/06/2020