The Medical College of Wisconsin is encouraging the public to wear masks to combat the coronavirus.
“Scientific evidence shows that when all people wear masks in public, transmission of COVID-19 is reduced. The virus is insidious, it doesn’t respect geographic boundaries, and we need to do everything possible to prevent its spread throughout our state. I strongly urge each of us to wear a mask in public as a simple and effective act to protect yourself and others," said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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In Wisconsin, as of Friday, there were over 58,000 positive cases.
Gov. Tony Evers' mask order requiring face coverings to be worn whenever indoors went into effect on Aug. 1.
“This is a difficult time for all of us and our resilience continues to be challenged as the pandemic evolves," continued Dr. Raymond. "Small acts of kindness and empathy go a long way to help each other through this challenge.”
Coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs, sneezes or talks.