To Book a COVID Vaccine please use signup genius to pre-register for our upcoming Pfizer clinic on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the Florence County Health Department. Please note that you will need to come back for your second dose on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
We will also be hosting three drive-up Janssen COVID Vaccine clinics in the parking lot at Pat's Foods in Florence, WI on Friday, May 21, Friday, May 28 & Saturday, June 5, 2021. No need to pre-resgister.
Each week the health department will post and open a link on the health department website and Facebook page allowing individuals who are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccine to schedule their own appointment online. Check the website and Facebook for the weekly openings. As May 12, 2021, The State of Wisconsin has opened up eligiblity to any individual 12 years and older.
For those individuals who do not have computer or smart phone access and are over the age of 65 or have a disability, please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-528-4890 for assistance in scheduling your appointment. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of appointments available is based on the quantity of vaccine supplied from the State. Individuals must be Florence County residents to receive the vaccine at this time. The sign-up may be filled quickly each week.
People are encouraged to stay up to date by visiting Florence County Health Facebook page: @FlorenceCountyHealthDept, on our webpage at www.florencewipublichealth.com , radio, local newspapers or by visiting the DHS Website.
If you are intersted in receiving the vaccine please contact Sara at the Florence County Health Department 715-528-4837
Updated Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
On Thursday May 13, the CDC released updated guidance that fully vaccinated people can resume activities they did before the pandemic, including participating in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Fully vaccinated people can also refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter.
A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if it has been two or more weeks since they got the second dose in a two-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna), or one dose of a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson).
Important Exceptions to Updated Mask Guidance:
Health care settings
Places where masks are required by local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including: local businesses and workplaces
Residents and employees of correctional and detention facilities and homeless shelters
Travelers on all planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations
Mask wearing, regardless of vaccination status, continues to be an important COVID-19 mitigation strategy in schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and other settings where additional regulations exist.
Virtual Career Day Interviews
Emergency Prepardness Coordinator and Community Health Specialist-Amber Kolberg
Interior Design-Francie Rochon
Marine Corps-Sgt Truttmann
Physical Therapy Aid-Amy Giesen
Police Work-Sheriff Dan Miller
Social Worker-Mallori Kendall
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
Press Releases regarding COVID-19
02/05/2021 Vaccine Distribution
01/12/2021 New Florence County Health Department Website
01/05/2021 COVID Tier 1A
Protecting & promoting the health and safety of the people of Florence County in cooperation with our community partners.
How can I help protect myself?
There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respitory viruses. These include:
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.