Local health officials say unvaccinated people should still wear masks in some settings

Local health officials say unvaccinated people should still wear masks in some settings

He says that means there’s a good chance at any social gathering, one in three people in attendance are not vaccinated and are at higher risk of getting COVID-19. Grieme says right now, only about 33% of Woodbury County residents are vaccinated. Source

One instance would crowded events that take place indoors. They are still encouraging vaccination for those who haven’t done so yet. Because positive cases are so low among that group, they say it’s safe not to wear masks around one another, indoors and outdoors. But, local health leaders say there are still some scenarios where it’s safer to wear a mask.

“Number one is we would like them to get vaccinated. I think number two is, they’d have to consider themselves, their health, their well-being, they have to make decisions for them, base upon how they can prevent themselves from getting the COVID-19 and I think that’s one of the goals so I think that one of the things they may want to look at some of the mitigation measures of if they’re wearing a mask, continue to do that. Avoid large places. Avoid gathering with other individuals that aren’t vaccinated,” said Siouxland District Health Director Kevin Grieme. One of them has to do with looking at the number of cases among people, who have been fully vaccinated.

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