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Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Florence County Courthouse will be closed the following holidays:

New Years Day
Presidents' Day
Friday before Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

If any of the above mentioned holidays falls on Saturday, it shall be observed the preceding Friday and if a holiday falls on Sunday, it shall be observed on the following Monday.


General Information

Mask Order Extended until November 21, 2020

“FCHD 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.”



Face Covering FAQ



Due to the local COVID response efforts, posting upddates will be done on a three times a week basis.  Thank You for your understanding as we provide accurate local data to reflect community spread and pandemic planning.






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:
One of the following:
  • 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.
Close Contacts



Virtual Career Day Interviews
Ecology-Ashley Reitter
Emergency Prepardness Coordinator and Community Health Specialist-Amber Kolberg
Interior Design-Francie Rochon
Marine Corps-Sgt Truttmann
Denistry-Chris Selden
Nursing-Abbie Waliczek
Physical Therapy Aid-Amy Giesen
Lawyer-Greg Seibold
Forestry-Pat Smith
Police Work-Sheriff Dan Miller
Teaching-Pam Smith
Social Worker-Mallori Kendall


COVID-19:  What Older Adults Need to Know



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
Rest
aurants
Marinas
Campgrounds



Press Releases regarding COVID-19
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
9/8/2020 Florence County Establishment with COVID-19 Exposure 
8/19/2020 Confirmed Positive Case visited Florence County Establishment
8/7/2020 Person Positive visted establishments in Florence County
7/31/2020 Wisconsin National Guard Testing Results from 7/27/2020
7/23/2020 Fifth Postive Case of COVID-19 Florence County
7/10/2020 Fourth Positive Case of COVID-19 Florence County
6/24/2020 Third Positive Case of COVID-19 Florence County
6/23/2020 Positive Case visited Florence County Establishment
6/1/2020 Alcohol and Motorized Recreation
5/8/2020 Drive-Up COVID Testing at the Resource Center, Florence, WI
5/5/2020 First Positive Case of COVID-19-Forest County
4/27/2020 Supporting Safe Reopening in Florence County
4/16/2020 Temporarily Closing of  Florence County Campgrounds
4/10/2020 Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Delays Opening Recreation Sites
4/5/2020 Second COVID-19 Positive Case
4/4/2020 First COVID-19 Positive Case


Mission Statement:

Protecting & promoting the health and safety of the people of Florence County in cooperation with our community partners.

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.

Can people in the U.S. get 2019-nCoV?
This 2019-n-CoV Virus does seem to be able to spread from person-to-person although it's not clear how easily this happens.  CDC continues to closely monitor the stituation.

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.

What are the symptoms of 2019-nCoV?
Patients with 2019-nCoV have reportedley had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath?
How can I help protect myself?
 There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respitory 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.
 
 
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.

Travel between private homes within the State of Wisconsin

Travel for seasonal and second home owners

Disinfecting your home

CDC Fact Sheet

Handwashing:  Clean Hands Save Lives



CDC Guidance for Business & Employers 

Home Alone

Shopping Tips

Safety Tips

Why Social Distancing?

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

How to properly put on (Donning) and take off (Doffing) a mask

Appropriate Use of COVID-19 Information by Law Enforcement, First Reponders, and Public Safety Workers

Health Alert-Chloroquine Product

CDC Communications Resources

Some Hand Sanitizers may cause Blindness or Death

Contact:  Annette Seibold - RN, MS, Health Officer
Phone: 715-528-4837
Fax: 715-528-5269
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Mailing Address:  PO Box 410, Florence, WI 54121
Physical Address:  501 Lake Avenue, Florence, WI 54121
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