DHS unveils new 'decision tool' to help Wisconsinites choose safe social activities

NOW: DHS unveils new ’decision tool’ to help Wisconsinites choose safe social activities

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Members of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced a new service on Wednesday, Aug. 19, called the new "individual decision tool." 

The tool helps Wisconsinites make the safest decision when it comes to non-essential social activities through a series of questions. It includes what COVID-19 risks are involved, and how it can impact you and the community. 

DHS says the tool comes after the positive percentage rate of COVID-19 in the state has gone up because of recent large gatherings. 

"We know from our contact tracing that the percentage of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reporting attending a gathering or other meet-up with people outside of their house in the past couple of weeks," said Stephanie Smiley, interim administrator, Division of Public Health. 

Smiley stressed the easiest way to keep you and your community safe is to stay home when you can. 

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