Marinette County Public Health is working diligently to get the COVID vaccine to Marinette County residents as equitably, quickly, and safely as possible. We ask for your patience as we work together to get back to a healthy Marinette County. Marinette County Public Health does not currently have any COVID vaccine on hand nor do we have any vaccine clinics scheduled at this time. As vaccine supply increases and recommendations for who can get vaccinated expands, we will communicate our plans for vaccine clinics through our media partners, social media, website, etc. Thanks!
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has created a general inquiry inbox for the public to use to send in COVID-19 vaccine questions: DHSCOVIDVaccinePublic@wi.gov.
Additionally, there is the DHS COVID-19 Vaccine page, which contains some commonly asked questions https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm.
At-Home Collection Kit Program Launched
Public Health COVID-19 Alert
WI Exposure Notification App
On December 23, 2020, Wisconsin is activating the WI Exposure Notification app. This free tool for iPhone and Android users ages 18 and up has great potential to complement the state’s existing contact tracing efforts. The app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store or enable in Settings on your iPhone. The more people who use the app, the faster we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
Click here (attached fact sheet) to learn more about the app.
Just like wearing a mask, physically distancing, and washing your hands, using WI Exposure Notification helps stop the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
COVID Testing Locations
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) added a “critically high” category to the Disease Activity Dashboard to give Wisconsinites a better picture of the impact of COVID-19 in our state amidst a surge in activity. This new category indicates how alarming COVID-19 activity is in counties and regions throughout Wisconsin. The “critically high” category is nearly three times higher than “very high.” Marinette County is at this “critically high” level today.
Holidays are often when family, friends, and neighbors come together to celebrate each other and share a meal. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep your friends and family safe, consider the following guidance for your celebrations. We continue to recommend avoiding gatherings with people you do not live with. Furthermore, travel increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved. Staying home and celebrating with those in your household is the best way to protect yourself and others.
Events to avoid
Ideas to celebrate more safely
- Large gatherings with people from outside your household.
- Bars, especially indoor spaces.
- Indoor dining at restaurants.
- Crowded parades or race events.
- Shopping in crowded stores.
Adapt how you get together
- Share a meal with only the people who live in your household.
- Prepare meals and treats for delivery. If you deliver them in a way that doesn't involve contact, this can be a great way to safely share the holidays with family, friends and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
- Have a virtual dinner with friends and family. Consider virtually connecting while you cook, while you eat, or both.
- Shop online rather than in person.
- Watch sports events, parades, and movies from home.
Avoid travel. Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
If you must travel to visit family, or plan to invite others into your home, consider the following:
If you are planning in-person holiday gatherings with people outside
- Use the decision tool for individuals and family to make choices that are best for you and your family. Everyone will adapt holiday gatherings to their own circumstances.
- Stay up-to-date on the status of COVID-19 disease activity in areas where you plan to travel. If you are traveling within Wisconsin, use our disease activity dashboard.
- Keep gatherings as small as possible. Each additional guest and household introduces a greater risk to everyone. That is because more people means more exposures to others outside your household, less space to physically distance from others and more potential for viral particles to build-up indoors.
of your household, consider asking all guests to strictly avoid contact with people outside of their households for 14 days before the gathering.
Coping and practicing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Take every precaution you can. Avoid non-essential trips out of the home. Stock up on groceries ahead of time.
- Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, do not gather with friends or family.
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- The Disease Activity dashboard tracks changes in confirmed case numbers and trends. Metrics including daily number of emergency department visits for people with COVID-like and influenza-like symptoms better inform the activity level by region or county.
- The Hospital Capacity dashboard shows how the virus is impacting regional health care systems. Measures include usage of hospital beds, ICU beds, ventilators, and trajectory of hospitalizations.
- Percent Positive Graphs: 7-day trends of percent positive COVID-19 cases by test and in comparison to the rate by person
- Cases by School-Age Children: Dashboard that breaks down confirmed COVID-19 cases among children under age 3, 4 – 8 years old, 9 – 13 years old, and 14 – 17 years old.
- County Data.
COVID 19 Media Releases