Florence County Health Department

Florence County, Wisconsin
info@florencewipublichealth.com  | 715-528-4837 | 501 Lake Ave, P.O. Box 410, Florence, Wisconsin 54121
Healthy People, Vibrant Communities
P.O. Box 410; Florence, WI 54121 501 Lake Ave; Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4837 info@florencewipublichealth.com Website by North Country Website Design
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COVID-19 Information

FCHD vaccinated 71 individuals on 1-21-2021 and 48 individuals the previous week with the Pfizer COVID vaccine.  The second dose is scheduled three weeks from the first dose. Pfizer is approximately 95% effective after the second dose.  Individuals receiving the first dose must be able to confirm the ability to return to receive the second dose. If you are over 65 years of age, a Florence County resident and interested in getting scheduled for an upcoming clinic, please call Rachael at 414-253-2898.  You may also call your healthcare provider to receive the vaccine or check availability.

FCHD Encourages Use of Face Masks

The Florence County Health Department encourages the use of face masks in businesses to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  We have experienced a sharp rise in cases many with links to gatherings or outings in the last week.  Wearing a face mask while you are out buying groceries, walking to your seat in a restaurant, going to the post office or dollar store protects others around you.  Don’t let it be a political statement either way.  Make the choice to protect your friends and neighbors.  Finally, be kind and nonjudgmental to those who may not be able to wear a face mask.  We are a strong, positive community.  Let’s stay that way. Please Pre-Register for our next COVID Testing Event at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/en-US/. Vaccine Availability for Florence County Tier 1a Personnel Not Affiliated With a Healthcare System

Mask Order Extended until November 21, 2020

Face Covering FAQs

What symptoms should school staff take into consideration

when deciding to send a student home?

In children, symptoms of COVID-19 infection are non-specific and illness may mimic a number of other childhood viral infections. If a child is displaying mild symptoms, it may be best to send them home in case it is the beginning of a COVID-19 infection. School-based healthcare providers or teachers should send a student home, if within the last 24 hours, they have experienced the following symptoms above their baseline. Cough Shortness of breath Difficulty breathing New loss of taste or smell   OR two or more of the following: Fever or chills or rigors Muscle or body aches Headache Sore Throat Fatigue Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea OR if any of the following circumstances apply to the student: They have taken any medications (such as ibuprofen or Tylenol) to reduce fever in the last 24 hours. They have tested positive for COVID-19, with or without having symptoms, and have not yet finished their isolation period per public health recommendations. Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider, and have not yet finished their isolation period per public health Within the last 2 weeks, they have come in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19.

Guidance for Establishments

TRH Best Practices Checklist Hotel-Motel Best Practices Bed and Breakfast Best Practices Checklist UW EOH Foodservice Operations Checklist UW EOH Building Reopening Checklist Restaurants Marinas Campgrounds

Recent Press Releases Regarding COVID-19

10/23/2020 Wisconsin National Guard Drive-UP Free COVID 19 Testing November & December Events in Florence County 10/5/2020 Local Training to shadow the Wisconsin National Guard 10/5/2020 Wisconsin National Guard Drive-Up Free COVID 19 Testing 9/21/2020 First COVID Death in Florence County 9/9/2020 During COVID-19 Pandemic critical to get the Flu Vaccination

What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person- to-person.  The virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Have there been cases of 2019-nCOV in the United States?

Yes. The first infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020.  The current count of cases of infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States.

How can I help protect myself?

 There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.  These include: Avoid close contact with people that are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer. Stay home when you are sick Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and services The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information about the Coronavirus, including a page with information specific to schools, workplace and communities.  At this time, much of the information available is about prevention, including distancing measures and good hygiene practices.  

 Traveling

For questions about students who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, to areas with community spread of COVID-19, refer to CDC’s FAQ for travelers. Schools can also consult with state and local health officials. Schools may need to postpone or cancel trips that could expose students and staff to potential community spread of COVID-19. Students returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the CDC website.   Here is the Updated Travel Guidance for Self-Quarantine.

CDC Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Shopping Tips

COVID-19 Tips for Staying Safe

More COVID-19 Information

Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home - Everyday Steps and Extra Steps When Someone Is Sick Hand washing: Clean Hands Save Lives - When and How to Wash Your Hands Health Alert-Chloroquine Product How to properly put on (Donning) and take off (Doffing) a mask Some Hand Sanitizers may cause Blindness or Death Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Why Social Distancing?

COVID-19 Contact Information

Contact: Annette Seibold - RN, MS, Health Officer Phone: 715-528-4837 Fax: 715-528-5269 Mailing Address: PO Box 410, Florence, WI 54121 Physical Address: 501 Lake Avenue, Florence, WI 54121 Hours: 8:30 - 12:00 & 12:30 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
CDC: 8 Things to Know English | Spanish
CDC: Benefits of Getting Vaccinated English | Spanish
CDC: Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines English | Spanish
WI DHS: State Vaccination Page English
CDC: FAQs English | Spanish
COVID-19 Vaccine Factsheets Pfizer-BioNTech English Moderna English

Florence County

Health Department

info@florencewipublichealth.com  | 715-528-4837 | 501 Lake Ave, P.O. Box 410, Florence, WI 54121
Healthy People, Vibrant Communities
501 Lake Ave Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4837 info@florencewipublichealth.com Website by North Country Website Design
Home > Coalitions

COVID-19 Information

FCHD vaccinated 71 individuals on 1-21-2021 and 48 individuals the previous week with the Pfizer COVID vaccine.  The second dose is scheduled three weeks from the first dose. Pfizer is approximately 95% effective after the second dose.  Individuals receiving the first dose must be able to confirm the ability to return to receive the second dose. If you are over 65 years of age, a Florence County resident and interested in getting scheduled for an upcoming clinic, please call Rachael at 414-253-2898.  You may also call your healthcare provider to receive the vaccine or check availability.

FCHD Encourages Use of Face

Masks

The Florence County Health Department encourages the use of face masks in businesses to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  We have experienced a sharp rise in cases many with links to gatherings or outings in the last week.  Wearing a face mask while you are out buying groceries, walking to your seat in a restaurant, going to the post office or dollar store protects others around you.  Don’t let it be a political statement either way.  Make the choice to protect your friends and neighbors.  Finally, be kind and nonjudgmental to those who may not be able to wear a face mask.  We are a strong, positive community.  Let’s stay that way. Please Pre-Register for our next COVID Testing Event at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/en-US/. Vaccine Availability for Florence County Tier 1a Personnel Not Affiliated With a Healthcare System

Mask Order Extended until

November 21, 2020

Face Covering FAQs

What symptoms should school

staff take into consideration

when deciding to send a student

home?

In children, symptoms of COVID-19 infection are non- specific and illness may mimic a number of other childhood viral infections. If a child is displaying mild symptoms, it may be best to send them home in case it is the beginning of a COVID-19 infection. School-based healthcare providers or teachers should send a student home, if within the last 24 hours, they have experienced the following symptoms above their baseline. Cough Shortness of breath Difficulty breathing New loss of taste or smell   OR two or more of the following: Fever or chills or rigors Muscle or body aches Headache Sore Throat Fatigue Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea OR if any of the following circumstances apply to the student: They have taken any medications (such as ibuprofen or Tylenol) to reduce fever in the last 24 hours. They have tested positive for COVID-19, with or without having symptoms, and have not yet finished their isolation period per public health recommendations. Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider, and have not yet finished their isolation period per public health Within the last 2 weeks, they have come in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19.

Guidance for Establishments

TRH Best Practices Checklist Hotel-Motel Best Practices Bed and Breakfast Best Practices Checklist UW EOH Foodservice Operations Checklist UW EOH Building Reopening Checklist Restaurants Marinas Campgrounds

Recent Press Releases Regarding

COVID-19

10/23/2020 Wisconsin National Guard Drive-UP Free COVID 19 Testing November & December Events in Florence County 10/5/2020 Local Training to shadow the Wisconsin National Guard 10/5/2020 Wisconsin National Guard Drive-Up Free COVID 19 Testing 9/21/2020 First COVID Death in Florence County 9/9/2020 During COVID-19 Pandemic critical to get the Flu Vaccination

What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person.  The virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Have there been cases of 2019-

nCOV in the United States?

Yes. The first infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020.  The current count of cases of infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States.

How can I help protect myself?

 There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.  These include: Avoid close contact with people that are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Stay home when you are sick Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and services The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information about the Coronavirus, including a page with information specific to schools, workplace and communities.  At this time, much of the information available is about prevention, including distancing measures and good hygiene practices.  

 Traveling

For questions about students who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, to areas with community spread of COVID-19, refer to CDC’s FAQ for travelers. Schools can also consult with state and local health officials. Schools may need to postpone or cancel trips that could expose students and staff to potential community spread of COVID-19. Students returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the CDC website.   Here is the Updated Travel Guidance for Self- Quarantine.

CDC Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Shopping Tips

COVID-19 Tips for Staying Safe

More COVID-19 Information

Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home - Everyday Steps and Extra Steps When Someone Is Sick Hand washing: Clean Hands Save Lives - When and How to Wash Your Hands Health Alert-Chloroquine Product How to properly put on (Donning) and take off (Doffing) a mask Some Hand Sanitizers may cause Blindness or Death Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Why Social Distancing?

COVID-19 Contact Information

Contact: Annette Seibold - RN, MS, Health Officer Phone: 715-528-4837 Fax: 715-528-5269 Mailing Address: PO Box 410, Florence, WI 54121 Physical Address: 501 Lake Avenue, Florence, WI 54121 Hours: 8:30 - 12:00 & 12:30 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
Florence County, Wisconsin
CDC: 8 Things to Know English | Spanish
CDC: Benefits of Getting Vaccinated English | Spanish
CDC: Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines English | Spanish
WI DHS: State Vaccination Page English
CDC: FAQs English | Spanish
COVID-19 Vaccine Factsheets Pfizer-BioNTech English Moderna English