— Public health leaders in Dane County want to go on the offensive when it comes to COVID defense.
This week, Dane County surpassed 70 percent of all people having at least one dose of the vaccine, and the CDC does not currently list the county — or any surrounding ones — as having high or even substantial levels of COVID.
“We’d like to prevent getting to an area of higher transmission, which is why we’re putting forth this advisory, to encourage mask-wearing to further give us better tools to further reduce the spread of this illness,” Heinrich said when announcing the recommendation Tuesday.
On Wednesday, PHMDC further explained their reasoning, saying that even though Dane County is seeing a moderate amount of cases as of right now, they see cases rising rapidly.
Doctors like UW Health’s Nasia Safdar understand that thought process and agree that it’s better to take a step back now to prevent falling completely back in the near future.