Wearing Masks Can Help Bend the COVID-19 Curve Across Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin - Following important public safety guidelines and recommendations like wearing face coverings, physical distancing and practicing good hand hygiene are essential to our efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve in our community and across the state.
At UW Health, we are encouraged to see a recent decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases for the Dane County region, but understand that continuing to practice safe behavior is the way we get through this pandemic.
"We are not out of the woods. Face coverings and masks are so important to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and we must continue to take individual responsibility in performing these safety measures, which in return will save lives and speed our return to normalcy," said Dr. Jeff Pothof, UW Health chief quality officer.
Health officials have expressed concern about the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across Wisconsin and urge all residents – regardless of region or community – to always wear a face covering when in public.
"Wisconsin continues to see a worrying increase in cases," said Pothof. "Surges and outbreaks are happening in cities, suburbs and rural areas all across the state, and we want the public to know that wearing a face covering whenever in public is major part of reversing that trend."
Video: The Importance of Face Coverings
Date Published: 07/30/2020