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Leaders of Wisconsin medical schools urge the public to take action during COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 09:17:58-05

Leaders of Wisconsin's two medical schools are urging the public to take a stand against COVID-19.

A steadfast combination of staying home, wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more from others when you must leave your household works to prevent spreading the virus, according to Dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Robert N. Golden, MD.

“The impact that COVID-19 has had on neighbors, friends, communities, health care professionals and frontline workers in our state has been devastating," said Golden. "But in Wisconsin, we care for one another. And right now, we have 1,845 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in our state. The best way to limit the deadly impact of COVID-19 in our communities is to take these simple actions.”

The Dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine Joseph E. Kerschner, MD. views this a pivotal moment in time.

“These steps are critical, and they provide a way to honor everything and everyone we hold dear. It has never been more important to pitch in and be a part of the Wisconsin’s recovery from COVID-19. We all have a key role to play today in this story," said Kerschner.

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