(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health has announced a move to Phase Three of their Safe Restart Plan, allowing for larger group gatherings. The phase change means recommendations for businesses, bars and restaurants increase to 75-percent of their approved capacity. That is up from 50-percent outlined in Phase Two of the three phase plan. In addition, social gatherings can increase from 50 to 250 people while still following physical distancing and face covering guidelines. Dodge County Public Health Officer Abby Sauer says while current numbers regarding illness and death associated with COVID-19 continue to give us reason for optimism, people should still remain cautious. Sauer encourages those who have not gotten the vaccine to do so.
In line with Phase 3 guidance Dodge County Public Health encourages residents to:
- Continue to follow best practices for business guidelines provided by the CDC and WI Department of Health Services;
- Limit capacity within non-essential businesses, bars and restaurants to 75% capacity;
- Limit large social gatherings to no more than 250 people while allowing for physical distancing;
As a reminder:
- Follow recommendations for face coverings (vaccinated and non-vaccinated) as provided by the CDC and WI Department of Health Services.
- The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. At up to 95% efficacy, the vaccine is very effective at protecting you and all of us from the virus.
- Go to https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/ and look for the Dodge County COVID Information link at the top of the page. Information about vaccinations is tabbed on the left side for your reference.
- You can call us 920-386-4830 to ask questions about the vaccine and receive help scheduling an appointment for a vaccination.
- You can also call the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 844-684-1064 for help finding vaccine locations state-wide and receive assistance getting registered.
- You can search for vaccine by location and brand at https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ Pfizer is currently the only vaccine approved for ages 12 – 18. All vaccine options are available for ages 18 and above.
To read the latest information about COVID-19 check the Dodge County Public Health Facebook page, the COVID 19 Information Center page of the Dodge County website, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.