COVID-19 daily update: Cases, deaths, vaccination rates in Wisconsin, La Crosse, Eau Claire (August 4, 2021)

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Evers is asking Wisconsinites to get vaccinated and follow the latest CDC masking guidelines.

He says he has no plans to issue another statewide mask mandate. While in Green Bay, Evers said his hands are tied, and it’s up to Wisconsinites to decide what’s more important.

 “I also hear people when they talk about freedom and freedom to make that choice, but you know there’s all sorts of times where we collectively as a society decide there’s something more important than individual freedom and that is the common good of the state of our nation,” said Evers.

Health officials at the local level can still implement masking policies.

Starting today, anyone heading indoors at the UW-Madison campus will need to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Additionally, city employees in Madison and county employees in Dane County will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Leaders cited the spread of the delta variant around the country.

Employees who can’t prove vaccination will have to be tested weekly.

City and county employees and all visitors will also have to wear masks inside city and county buildings.

Coronavirus cases in Madison and Dane County have gone up 111 percent in recent weeks, but hospitalizations and deaths have stayed stable.

Completed COVID-19 vaccinations in Wisconsin rose by just 22 hundred, moving the overall percentage up to 49.5.

Dunn County also rose in its finished shots in the arm by a tenth of a percent.

The percentages for Eau Claire, Chippewa, and La Crosse counties showed no change from yesterday.

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