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Marshfield Clinic Health System statement on COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Sept. 23, 2020​

We understand wearing a mask can be an inconvenience, and minimizing social activities and personal interactions, and resorting to virtual school and remote working are actions no one wants to take. As COVID-19 cases and positivity rates have increased in recent weeks, we must be diligent and continue these necessary steps to help limit the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin.

We've already seen schools with in-person instruction begin to struggle with students and staff testing positive. Response times by contact tracers are slowing as the increasing number of cases overwhelm them. Health care organizations are strained as more COVID-positive patients are seen and health care workers are forced to quarantine due to COVID exposures in the community.

The upcoming flu season combined with COVID-19 will further complicate matters for our health care workers, workplaces and schools. Flu vaccinations are now becoming available. Please get the flu vaccination to protect you, your family and the people you interact with, whether purposefully or inadvertently

It takes selfless community cooperation as scientists work toward a COVID-19 vaccination and we learn to live in a COVID-19 world. "Pandemic fatigue" is real and we're all suffering. We appreciate everyone working together to stay healthy. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you're feeling sick or have tested positive for COVID-19. 

 Media Relations

John Gardner
Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Communications
715 221-8659

Jeff Starck
Senior Media Relations Specialist - Marshfield, Wausau/Weston
715 389-4978

Matt Schneider
Regional Communications Manager - Eau Claire
715 858-4427

Christy Moravitz
Communications Specialist - Rice Lake
715 236-6409

Dan Baulch
Senior Communications Specialist - Beaver Dam
920 887-4152

Candy Marg
Community Relations Manager - Neillsville
715 819-8459

Becca Pehlke
Communications Specialist - Ladysmith
715 609-3284

Seth Carlson
Senior Communications Specialist – Minocqua, Park Falls