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WPHA Joins Coalition to Encourage Masks

Monday, July 27, 2020  
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WPHA joined a coalition of public health and medical societies in Wisconsin that created an open letter to the people of Wisconsin on the importance of wearing masks and social distancing to help curb further spread of COVID-19.  Read letter.

"An open letter to the people of Wisconsin..."

Wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distancing and regular handwashing are the most effective ways to protect yourself, your family, your friends and your fellow Wisconsinites from becoming infected with COVID-19.1,2 It could still be more than a year before an effective vaccine is developed and new therapies are still being studied for their safety and effectiveness.3 The spread of COVID-19 and the duration of the pandemic did not end with the lockdowns. The reopening of our economy should not be confused as a return to normalcy—the pandemic is not behind us.

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