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Weekly case count grows as readers debate new mask guidelines

The weekly number of positive tests in Door County reached double-digits for the first time since June, but you may not see more people mask up because of it. The weekly situation report from Door County came a day early and reported 11 new positive cases out of 114 tests. That was the highest number of positive tests since Door County announced it would only do weekly reports on June 14th. The number of active cases grew to 30 and another three were hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control have Door County listed as having moderate transmission levels, which is just shy of its recommendation for people to mask up indoors regardless of vaccination status. 


In a recent poll, 62 percent of the 444 respondents say they will follow the CDC guidelines for masking up indoors. An anonymous reader says he will follow the guidelines, but hopes Door County’s high vaccination rate and a little luck will keep it from being an area of substantial or high transmission. Over 67 percent of Door County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Just under 34 percent of people said they would not follow the guideline. Reader JKF said he would only mask up if required, saying that “the data is always spun in some fashion which has led to false conclusions. Of the 53 respondents that said they were not vaccinated, 44 said they would not mask up.

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