Door County Public Health has just announced that Door County is currently experiencing a surge in positive cases of COVID-19. The CDC still considers Door County to be experiencing “moderate” community transmission, meaning we do not meet the mask threshold which would be recommended at “substantial” or “high” levels. However, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services data, which is more current, has just declared Door County to be at a “high” disease activity level. At this point, all counties across Wisconsin except for one are at “high” COVID activity level, and the one county is at the “very high” level. Also, in the last week, 80% of those tested were positive for the Delta variant of the virus. This highly transmissible virus can spread from vaccinated as well as unvaccinated people when infected. To be proactive, Door County Public Health is now recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in indoor public spaces per recent CDC guidance. Masks are now recommended for everyone aged 2 years or older. Public Health has declared the best way to protect yourself, your family, and you community is by getting fully vaccinated, and they encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able. With the increasing numbers of confirmed Door County cases in the last 2 weeks along with the many visitors coming to our area, Public Health strongly recommends the wearing of face coverings in indoor public places.