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Parisi Statement: Covid Variant Discovered in Dane County

February 18, 2021
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
County Executive

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi released the following statement today regarding a more contagious Covid-19 variant being discovered in Dane County:

"Today's news is a stark reminder that while progress is being made, risks remain with Covid-19.

"The strain now detected in our county is more contagious and spreads with greater ease. Fortunately, we all get some say in how much this variant impacts our community. If we continue to wear masks and avoid group settings, we will afford the necessary time for vaccine production and administration to help us stay ahead and contain spread.

"The finish line we have all so looked forward to is within sight. We have made progress in recent weeks. While we are all exhausted and frustrated by the difficult winter months of this pandemic, by continuing to do our part we can help prevent this emerging strain of Covid from catching hold here."

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