After the CDC updated their guidance yesterday, the La Crosse County Health Department stated they were waiting for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to review the updates before issuing updates. This afternoon, they were ready.
“Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks outdoors or in most indoor settings, according to newly updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The updated recommendation is a positive sign for our community and shows the benefits of the increasing vaccination rate in La Crosse County and nationwide. There are important exceptions to the new guidelines. Most students in schools are still unvaccinated. For this reason, guidance for K-12 schools remains unchanged. Teachers, school administrators, and staff should continue to follow CDC and DHS school guidance until more people and children are vaccinated. Students and staff on buses should continue to follow all masking and physical distancing guidelines. Masks should also continue to be used by all people in health care settings, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and on buses, trains, and planes. We support those who still choose to wear masks when in public, and any local establishment who continues to requires masks for their customers. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect yourself.”
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Here is the post from their Facebook page with infographs featuring FAQs: