COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
Fully Vaccinated? Here is What you can DO
When you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can resume most activities without wearing a mask. However, there are still some places where you should consider a mask. Know when and where to wear a mask.
Gov. Evers Mandate on Face Coverings in Public Places - Repealed
The order (Executive Order #1) that Gov. Tony Evers signed on Thursday, February 4, 2021, has been repealed by the WI Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
However, we released a press release today, Thursday, April 1, 2021, asking residents to still wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Have a bag or bin to keep cloth face coverings in until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face. Resource: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm
- Guidance from the State of "Should I wear a Cloth Face Mask?"
- Fact sheet on how to make a cloth face mask: CDC Fact Sheet
- COVID-19 face covering questions and answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html
- CDC webpage on How to Select, Wear, and Wash a Mask
General COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is a novel type of Coronavirus that was first found in Wuhan, China. The first case was confirmed in the U.S. in Washington on January 21, 2020. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Governor Evers declared this a Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin on March 12, 2020.
How to Protect Yourself:
- Wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Practice physical distancing - stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
- Wear a face covering, i.e. a mask.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Consider avoiding large gatherings (more than 50 people).
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (for example, tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).
Learn what to do if you are sick: CDC 10 Things Fact Sheet or visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Vilas County Testing Results of COVID-19
We are reporting 1 new total positive case to-date and 3 recovered cases since last reporting on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Vilas County Fact Sheets:VCPHD COVID Fact Sheet - Community
VCPHD COVID Fact Sheet - Businesses
VCPHD COVID Fact Sheet - Faith-based Communities
VCPHD COVID Fact Sheet - Childcare
VCPHD COVID Fact Sheet - School Reopening
VCPHD COVID Fact Sheet - Sports
- WI COVID-19 Information - Updates, Orders, Badger Bounce Back, etc.
- Dealing With Coronavirus Anxiety: Expert Tips
- Daily Life and Coping
- DHS COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- CDC Fact Sheet - Symptoms
- DHS - Shopping Tips
- CDC Fact Sheet - Stop the Spread of Germs
- CDC - Cleaning and Disinfecting
- CDC COVID-19, Information for Travel
VCPHD Media Releases:
- 5-5-21 Joint Northern Region Local and Tribal Public Health Statement Urging Wisconsinites to Continue Following COVID-19 Recommendations
- 5-5-21 Supporting Document to Press Release
- 4-1-21 Repeal of Mask Mandate
- 2-10-21 Where to get COVID-19 Vaccine
- 1-14-21 Tier 1a Vaccine Press Release
- 11-25-20 VC Partner COVID PR
- 9-30-20 VCPHD FAQ, Part 3
- 8-18-20 Vilas County First Death - COVID Related
- 8-5-20 VCPHD Update & Gov. Mask Mandate
- 7-14-20 VCPHD FAQ, Part 2
- 7-3-20 VCPHD has its 11th Case of COVID-19
- 5-29-20 Announcement in Regards to Large Gatherings
- 5-14-20 WI Supreme Court Decision - Safer at Home
- 4-21-20 Gov. Evers Increases Testing Capabilities
- 4-7-20 VCPHD FAQ
- 4-5-20_Fourth COVID-19 Case in Vilas County
- 3-30-20_Third COVID-19 Case in Vilas County
- 3-26-20_Second COVID-19 Case in Vilas County
- 3-25-20_First COVID-19 Case in Vilas County Press Release
- 3-25-20_Courthouse restricted access
- 3-20-20_Vilas County Advisory to Seasonal and Second Homeowners
- 3-11-20_COVID 19 What you Need to Know
- 3-14-20_250 Mass Gatherings
- 3-16-20_50 Mass Gatherings
State residents can sign up for weekly emails containing updates, news, and resources
The DHS has launched a weekly newsletter to provide updates on COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout in Wisconsin. This newsletter will allow DHS to communicate directly with the public, and the public is encouraged to sign up to receive the newsletter every Friday.
In addition to an update on vaccine eligibility and the number of vaccinations administered in Wisconsin, the newsletter will include key updates from the previous week, as well as COVID-19 resources and links to where Wisconsinites can find more detailed information.
Registration is now open, and archived copies of the weekly newsletter will also be available.
More COVID-19 Resources:
- COVID-19 Update: BadgerCare Plus Children and Medicaid Purchase Plan Premiums Suspended
- Governor Evers Emergency Order #21 Suspends Several DHS Administrative Rules for EMS, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Nursing Homes, Nursing Aide Training Programs, Feeding Assistant Programs, Community Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, and Narcotic Treatment for Opiate Addiction.
- Governor Tony Evers issues temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures. For updated information, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/News_Media/LandlordTenantCOVID19FAQs.aspx (5/18/20)
- The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are intended to assist business owners, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers, with whatever needs they have right now.
You can also stay informed by visiting:
- CDC - Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services - COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)