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COVID-19 (Coronavirus  Disease 2019)

Updated  September 23, 2021 

General COVID-19 Information
We continue to provide information and resources to help control the transmission of COVID-19 throughout our communities. The Health Department recommends that everyone follow the recommendations that are provided by the CDC and WI DHS to keep themselves, loved ones, and their community safe.

How to Protect Yourself, Loved Ones, and your Community:

  • Get a COVID-19 Vaccine if you are 12 years old or older.
  • Wash your hands. 
  • Practice physical distancing - stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
  • Wear a face covering, i.e. a mask.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Consider avoiding crowds.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

The Delta variant is highly contagious and is spreading more quickly than other strains of the COVID-19.  The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19 and the Delta variant is to get vaccinated. From January 1, 2021 through July 22, 2021, over 98% of COVID cases occurred among people who were not fully vaccinated. For more information on the Delta variant and others, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html or https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/variants.htm

Please see our latest press release on the Health Department's COVID-19 Status
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For the complete press release, click VCPHD COVID-19 Update


Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Summary of Recent Changes from the CDC and WI Department of Health Services:
- Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
- Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Vilas County Testing Results of COVID-19

We are reporting 27 new total positive cases-to-date and 17 new recovered cases since last reporting on Tuesday.  
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Other Data Resources: 

WI Department of Health Disease Activity: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
CDC Data Tracker: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view


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

General Resources: 

VCPHD Media Releases:

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:

You can also stay informed by visiting: