Milwaukee issues mask advisory after moving to ‘high’ spread of COVID-19


CHANGES TO THEIR MASK GUIDELINES. BEFORE I GO INTO THE CAR LINES, I WANT TO ASK YOU, HOW EFFECTIVE ARE EAR MASKS –EF BORE WE ARE GOING INTO THE GUIDELINES, I WANT TO ASK YOU, HOW EFFECTIVE ARE EAR MASKS? >> TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE TRANSMISSION IF THE TWO PEOPLE IN THE SENSE ARE HIDDEN. IT’S A TEAM SPORT BUT IT CAN REDUCE TRANSMISSION. DIA:ANE WA TALKED ABOUT THE DROP IN COVID CASES. CAN WE SEE THE CDC RELAXING MASK GUIDELINES SOON? >> I THINK IT’S LIKELY WE WILL SEE GUIDELINES THAT WILL EASE MASK GUIDELINES. WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, THE NUMBERS. HOW MANY CASES PER 100,000 PEOPLE DO YOU NEED TO BE OUT FOR THIS TO BE SAFE? WHAT PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS MUST BE DONE TO BE SAFE? ALSO, IF WE NEED THEM, LET’S GET THEM BACK. DIANA: IS THERE A TIMETABLE WE CAN WAIT FOR THIS TO HAPPEN? >> I DON’T THINK WE KNOW WITH SOME BUT I IMAGINE IT WILL BE NEXT WEEK. EVERYBODY IS WAITING FOR THE CDC TO PROVIDE ADVICE ON THIS. DIANA: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SUB-VARIANT, WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS? 45 STATES HAVE REPORTED CASES OF THIS. >> CONCERN MIGHT BE TOO STRONG A WORD, WE NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THAT. IT IS A LITTLE MORE CONTAGIOUS THAN THE OMICRON VARIANT. OTHERWISE, IT HAS SIMILAR FACTORS. WHAT PROHIBITS THAT. OF TAKGIN HOLD IS THAT THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE WHO WILL BE CIVILLY IMMUNE FROM THIS VARIANT FOR AT LEAST A SHORT FUTURE. DIA:AN DO WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HERD IMMUNITY? OR ALL THESE VARIANTS THAT ARE CONGMI OUT? IS IT ACHIEVABLE? >> THIS SHIP HAS SAILED. IT NEEDS A VERY HIGH NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO BE IMMUNIZED AGAINST DISEASE, MORE THAN 90% EITHER VACCINATED OR WITH PROTECTION AGAINST NATURAL IMMUNITY. WITH PEOPLE CHOOSING NOT TO BE VACCINATED AND THEY ARE UNSURE OF THE IMMUNITY YOU GET IF YOU GET THE DISEASE, COVID-19 IS GOING TO BE WITH US FOR THE LONG TERM. DIA:AN ARE WE STILL SINGING THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS — SEEING THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS CASES? >> IN VIEW OF OUR DATA WE SAY IN THE UIC THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE UNVACCINED COMPARING AGAINST THE PERCENTAGE UNVACCINED OUR POPULATION MAKEUP. IN GENERAL, COVID NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN, WHICH IS A WELCOME VIEW. IF YOU LOOK AT USI,

Milwaukee issues mask advisory after moving to ‘high’ spread of COVID-19

The health department says all people, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should wear a mask indoors and in public places.

As Milwaukee County enters the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “high” level of COVID-19 community spread on Thursday, the Milwaukee Health Department has issued a mask advisory for the city of Milwaukee. “The level of COVID-19 is based on three indicators: new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, new hospital admissions with COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last seven days, and percentage of beds hospital wards occupied by COVID-19 patients.The Health Department has said that all people, regardless of vaccination status or prior COVID-19 infection, should wear a mask at all times while indoors and in a public place. The advisory applies to everyone in Milwaukee over the age of 2 who can medically tolerate wearing a mask. The health department adds that higher quality masks, such as KN95 masks and N95 respirators, can provide an additional layer of protection.In addition to masking, the Milwaukee Health Department strongly advises implementing a multi-tiered mitigation strategy: stay current s Regarding COVID-19 vaccines, physically distance and avoid crowded spaces, improve ventilation of indoor spaces, practice thorough hand hygiene, and test to prevent spread. when sick or identified as a close contact. Sign up for WISNG’s COVID-19 email alerts, and receive topical alerts with the WISN 12 app. Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

As Milwaukee County enters the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “high” level of COVID-19 community spread on Thursday, the Milwaukee Health Department has issued a mask advisory for the city of Milwaukee.

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The “high” level of COVID-19 is based on three indicators: new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, new hospital admissions with COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last seven days and percentage of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.

The health department said all people, regardless of vaccination status or prior COVID-19 infection, should wear a mask at all times indoors and in public places.

The advisory applies to everyone in Milwaukee over the age of 2 who can medically tolerate wearing a mask.

The health department adds that higher quality masks, such as KN95 masks and N95 respirators, can provide an additional layer of protection.

In addition to masking, the Milwaukee Health Department strongly advises implementing a tiered mitigation strategy: stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, physically distance and avoid crowded spaces, improve ventilation indoor spaces, practice thorough hand hygiene and test to prevent spread. when sick or identified as a close contact.

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