COVID-19: You Stop the Spread


We’re all connected—by our health, by our actions, and by our commitment to each other. It is up to each of us to take simple steps, like staying home and wearing a mask, to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community from COVID-19. Your actions can help protect everyone in Wisconsin.

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Follow these simple steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19!

Stay home

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Stay at home as much as possible. Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, and play dates. Limit your trips to the essentials like buying groceries or getting tested if you need to. Know the symptoms.

Wear a mask

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Wear a cloth face covering whenever you are indoors (other than at home). It's also a good idea to mask up outdoors if it is difficult to practice physical distancing. More on masks.


Keep 6 feet apart

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Stay at least 6 feet away from other people when you leave your home. More on keeping your distance.

Wash your hands

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Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. More on handwashing.

Share on social media how #YouStopTheSpread

How are you protecting your friends, family, and our community from COVID-19? Help us spread the word by taking a picture of yourself doing your part (staying home, wearing a mask, washing your hands, staying 6 feet from others) and post on your social media accounts using the hashtag #YouStopTheSpread. Be sure to say why you are doing your part, like: I'm protecting my dad or grandma, supporting our health care workers, or helping local businesses stay open. We look forward to seeing you.

Are you able to help promote this campaign? If so, use our resources.

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We have other materials to keep you safe

 How to use disposable face coverings in eight steps. #MaskUpWisconsin How to use: Reusable Face Coverings in eight steps. #MaskUpWisconsin Wash Your Hands! publication P-01710

Last Revised: January 14, 2021

 The information on this page contains Department of Health Services (DHS) recommendations, some of which may be required based on state or local orders. Please contact your local or tribal health department for more information on COVID-19 related public health orders in your community.