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Local Public Health Agencies Statement on the Delta Variant

In light of the updated guidance released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Brown County Public Health (BCPH), the De Pere Health Department and the Oneida Nation Health Department are releasing the following statement:

There continues to be concern for COVID-19 transmission in the community, and in particular the Delta variant that is linked to an increase of COVID-19 cases. While rare, some vaccinated individuals can get the Delta variant.  It is likely that a vaccinated individual will have mild, if any, symptoms compared to an unvaccinated individual.  From January 1, 2021 through July 22, 2021, over 98% of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin occurred among people who were not fully vaccinated. Our goal is to reduce everyone’s risk and keep people from becoming severely ill and/or hospitalized.

The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community is by getting fully vaccinated. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able. We also recommend staying 6 feet apart from those not in your household while in public, and wearing a mask, even if you are vaccinated, in areas of substantial or high transmission.

Together, we all can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Brown County.

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