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Health officials recommend everyone in Dane Co. wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccine

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MADISON, Wis. — Health officials in Dane County say they are following the lead of the CDC in recommending everyone in the county, including those who received the COVID-19 vaccine, return to wearing masks indoors.

Public Health Madison & Dane County made the recommendation Tuesday afternoon.

The recommendation follows the latest guidance from the CDC, which recommended masks for everyone as cases surge across the country and the Delta variant continues to spread.

The announcement also comes the same day Wisconsin recorded nearly 1,000 new cases of the virus.

Dane County has not had a mask requirement in place since PHMDC’s last public health order was allowed to expire at the beginning of June. The new recommendation comes as new COVID-19 cases