WISCONSIN— As people around the world continue to roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is urging people to use caution this holiday season. 

“Celebrating the holiday season and its traditions is important to Wisconsin families, and we can all celebrate safely this year if we remember to take a few simple steps,” said Karen Timberlake, DHS secretary-designee. “Family and friends planning to gather for celebrations should get vaccinated as soon as possible, including getting a booster if you are eligible, as the COVID-19 vaccine is still the best ways to minimize risk from the virus. If you will not be fully vaccinated in time for the holidays, it is especially critical that you take additional steps to protect yourself and others around you by wearing a mask in public spaces, getting tested if you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, and staying home if you aren’t feeling well.” 

Here are recommendations from Wisconsin DHS:


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