St. Croix County Public Health has modified its mask advisory to reflect new CDC guidelines, according to a news release.
The new guidelines state fully vaccinated people can resume activities, indoor or outdoor, without a mask or physically distancing. A person is fully vaccinated if it has been more than two weeks since the final dose of a vaccination series.
Public Health continues to recommend masks for those not fully vaccinated. It encourages those who have not been vaccinated to do so at a location convenient to them.
Masks act as a simple barrier that help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. Droplets that can spread the virus are released when a person breathes, talks, coughs or sneezes.
Under the Mask Advisory, Public Health recommends every individual, age five and older, in St. Croix County wear a face mask if the following apply:
- The individual is not fully vaccinated or
- The individual is fully vaccinated and is
- At local businesses and workplaces which ask individuals to mask.
- In healthcare settings.
- In K-12 schools.
- At a place where masks are required by local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.
- If they are residents or employees in a correctional or detention facility, jail or homeless shelter.