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Dunn County changes gathering size recommendations

September 25, 2021 - 1:09pm
KT Gallagher
KT Gallagher

Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher has announced a change in the recommendations for gathering sizes in Dunn County due to COVID-19. The case burden in the county is very high, at 886.6 cases per  100,000 people, and the vaccination rate in the county remains low, at 42.5% of residents.

Because of that the county now recommends that mass gatherings be limited to 25 persons for indoor events, and 100 people for outdoor events.  The press release from KT Gallagher follows, and a PDF of the release is attached below:

Contact:
KT Gallagher, MPA
Director/Health Officer
kgallagher@co.dunn.wi.us
715-231-6440
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dunn County COVID-19: Mass Gathering Guidelines
Dunn County Wisconsin, September 24th, 2021 – The Dunn County Health Department is
announcing new updates to the COVID-19 gathering guidelines.

The Dunn County Health Department is recommending mass gathering sizes of not more than 25
individuals indoors and 100 individuals outdoors. “Mass gathering” is any planned or spontaneous,
public or private event or convening that will bring together or is likely to bring together 100 or more
people in a single room or single confined or enclosed space at the same time.

Consider the following when hosting a gathering of any size:
 Follow the CDC COVID-19 guidance for unvaccinated people.
 Wear a cloth face covering if you are indoors in a public space.
 Give people room to spread out and maintain physical distance.
 Keep a list of people attending for contact tracing.
 Encourage people to stay home and get tested if they are sick.

Research has shown that COVID-19 is a largely vaccine preventable disease. Everyone 12 years or
older is strongly encouraged to get the vaccine. Check out this website to find out where to get a free
COVID-19 Vaccine in Dunn County.
https://www.co.dunn.wi.us/index.asp?SEC={FF259D6E-472B-478B-BEEB-A5C95C29E4D6}

As of yesterday, 19,280 Dunn County residents have completed their vaccine series; this is only 42.5%
of the population. To reach herd immunity approximately 75% of Dunn County residents must
complete the vaccine the series. Dunn County currently has a very high case burden with 886.6 per
100,000 people cases based on the last two week time period. You can find this data here:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm

The Dunn County Health Department is encouraging those with questions to look at the information on
this website. If you still have questions after reviewing the information provided, feel free to call one
of the following numbers.
 Eau Claire COVID Call Center: 715-831-7425
 Dunn County Health Department: 715-232-2388.

As always, you can follow the Dunn County data on our COVID-19 portal.
https://dunnco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/5dedef24887...
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