COVID-19 is a communicable, respiratory disease that can cause severe illness in some people. COVID-19 is easily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets and aerosol particles released by people with COVID-19 during coughing, sneezing, singing, talking, and breathing. Since 2019, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the world and the state of Wisconsin. However, with high levels of vaccination and widespread population immunity, the risk of severe COVID-19 disease has been greatly reduced.
The COVID-19 Community Levels tool can help you make decisions to minimize the impact COVID-19 has on our health care systems, while also protecting those who are most at risk of severe illness.
We all need to continue to take steps to protect our communities and prevent COVID-19 from straining our health care systems.