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. The link for Thursday, February 25, is Florence County Public Health Department: Vaccination Clinic (signupgenius.com) . Check the website and Facebook for the weekly openings. Currently eligible populations for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin include healthcare personnel, fire, sheriff, EMS, corrections, child and adult protective workers and individuals over 65 years of age.
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.
Public Health will provide more information about vaccine availability for eligible groups as it becomes available. 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.
Please visit us on our "new" webpage: www.florencepublichealth.com for more information regarding COVID and our other programs and services that we offer.
“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.”
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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.
If you are intersted in receiving the vaccine please contact Rachael at the Florence County Health Department 414-253-2898 x1808
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:
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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:
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.
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