New guidance from the CDC released on Tuesday, July 27 recommended masks for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in areas of substantial or high community transmission.
This guidance also indicated anyone who visits, works, or learns in a K-12 school setting should wear a mask,
regardless of vaccination status. As of today, CDC data show that cases are rising, and Eau Claire County now has a substantial level of community transmission (disease spread) “Many people have gotten vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and our community from more spread of this virus,” said Lieske Giese, Health Department Director. “Unfortunately, having 50.9% fully vaccinated was not enough to keep spread low. We now need to add another layer of prevention back for everyone, and that is masks.”
In alignment with CDC and WI Department of Health Services, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department is
now providing the following mask guidance for Eau Claire County:
• Everyone, age 2+, is expected to wear a mask in public indoor settings, even if they have been
• Unvaccinated people age 12+ should also consider getting vaccinated – this will make a difference. Find
a COVID-19 vaccine clinic here.
• All teachers, students, staff, and visitors to K-12 schools are expected to wear a mask, even if they have