We all want our community to stay healthy, our businesses to thrive, and to get back to a sense of normalcy. You play the most important role in helping us all achieve these goals. By wearing a face mask and following the recommendations listed below, together we can get back to a sense of normal. We want everyone to be healthy and feel safe.
Here you will find information on how to protect our communities from COVID-19.
St. Croix County Public Health recommends masks continue to be worn in public, indoor, and private places. This advisory shall be in place until June 6, 2021, upon which time it will be reviewed by the Health Officer to determine if it should be continued, modified, or discontinued.
Public Health’s Recommendations
Every individual, age five and older, in St. Croix County should wear a face mask if both of the following apply:
- The individual is indoors, other than at a private residence; and;
- Another person or persons who are not members of individual's household or living unit are present in the same room or enclosed space.
Face masks are strongly recommended in all other public settings, including outdoors when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.
This advisory is not enforceable by law enforcement or anyone else. It is in the best interest of everyone living or physically present in St. Croix County to follow the recommendations of this advisory.
Scientific Studies and Information
Below are links to information about the masking. More information can be found in the Mask Advisory linked above.
- Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 - CDC
- Wearing a mask helps stop the spread of COVID-19 - DHS
- Mask-wearing and control of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the USA: a cross-sectional study - The Lancet Digital Health
- Face mask use in the general population and optimal resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic - NIH National Library of Medicine
Risk Levels and Guidance
The Current risk level can also be found on the last page of the COVID-19 Dashboard.
The tables and information below provide guidance for individuals, gatherings, and establishments based on the current COVID-19 risk level in St. Croix County. The risk levels range from low to very high and are determined by the COVID-19 case activity in St. Croix County. We encourage all residents to follow the guidance for their safety and the safety of their families and neighbors.
You can visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) website for information on these metrics and how case activity is calculated. Visit the DHS COVID-19 page, then select “St. Croix” from the drop-down list on the left side of the page under the “Select Area”.
The following guidance is for individuals at all risk levels:
- Individuals: When in public and households that are not your own, follow masking and physical distancing guidelines.
- Fully vaccinated: You can find guidance for people that are fully vaccinated on the DHS website.
|Indoor||10||25||75||No limit. Masks and distance required.|
|Outdoor||25||50||100||No limit. Distance required, mask if distancing cannot be maintained.|
Distancing to be maintained, masking required if not seated and actively eating or drinking.
Distancing to be maintained, Masking should be required.
|*Indoor||Not recommended||Not recommended||Not recommended||Not recommended|
|**Outdoor||Not recommended||Not recommended||No eating or drinking. Masks required and distancing to be enabled by event design||Designated area for eating and drinking. Masks required unless seated and actively eating or drinking.|
*Indoor large gatherings of 250 or more people are not recommended at any level until disease activity is consistently low and vaccination levels acceptable.
**Organizers of large outdoor are to contact St. Croix county at least one month in advance to review and discuss a disease mitigation plan and safety measures.