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Oneida Nation cancels Pow Wow due to COVID-19 concerns

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 19:46:38-04

ONEIDA (NBC 26) — The Oneida Pow Wow Committee has decided to cancel the 2021 Oneida Pow Wow that was scheduled for August 28 and 29.

The increase in COVID cases and variant is a major factor in the decision to cancel. The Oneida Pow Wow Committee will be exploring the potential for a Virtual Pow Wow.

In light of the updated guidance released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Oneida Nation Health Department, the De Pere Health Department and Brown County Public Health released the following statement:

There continues to be concern for COVID-19 transmission in the community, and in particular the Delta variant that is linked to an increase of COVID-19 cases.

While rare, some vaccinated individuals can get the Delta variant. It is likely that a vaccinated individual will have mild, if any, symptoms compared to an unvaccinated individual.

From January 1, 2021 through July 22, 2021, more than 98 percent of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin occurred among people who were not fully vaccinated. Our goal is to reduce everyone’s risk and keep people from becoming severely ill and/or hospitalized.

The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community is by getting fully vaccinated. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.

We also recommend staying 6 feet apart from those not in your household while in public, and wearing a mask, even if you are vaccinated, in areas of substantial or high transmission. Together, we all can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Brown County.