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COVID 19 INFORMATION

Resumption of In Person Proceedings in Marinette County Circuit Court Operating Plan, Procedures & Practices - DOWNLOAD

COVID-19 – Following Supreme Court Decision - Click link for full press release document.
 
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Marinette County Public Health wants you to know that we are working with state and national experts to continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation. We are working to quickly identify and test anyone who may be infected to ensure they receive the right level of care, and are isolated to prevent any additional transmission.  As the situation evolves, we will keep the public informed of any changes to these recommendations.  

COVID 19 Media Releases

Local Community COVID-19 Resource Guide

Virtual Recovery Resources
This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders . It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

We can do this! ~ Coping with COVID, Issue 1

Laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 only account for approximately 10% of the cases that are actually circulating.  That means there are most likely more cases circulating in our community that are undetected.  This is why social distancing is so important.  It is going to take everyone doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Marinette County does not have the most up to date COVID-19 numbers. 
Please click here to view the latest Wisconsin Department of Health Services numbers for Marinette County.

For COVID-19 cases in the state visit the WI Department of Health Services Outbreaks. This information is updated daily at 2 pm. 




When should I wear a cloth face cover?
  • You should wear a cloth face cover when you are outside the home conducting essential activities such as going to work, to the grocery store, pharmacy, banking and enjoying outdoor activities while maintaining physical distancing.
  • If you are sick (have a cough or are sneezing) or have seasonal allergies you need to wear a cloth face cover when around other people to protect them from your sneezes.
Wearing a cloth face cover may be beneficial as it may help to protect others from germs you may be spreading without knowing it. Using a cloth face cover is preferable because that allows more surgical masks and respirators to be used by health care providers and other first responders.
 
How should I wear a mask?
To wear a mask, keep these things in mind:
  • Before putting on a mask, clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Make sure your mask covers your mouth and nose with no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Do not touch your mask while wearing it; if you do, clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. 
  • Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp.
  • Always wear your cloth reusable mask with the same side facing outwards.
Keep in mind that a mask does not provide full protection. Therefore, remember to continue to do the following:
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Continue staying at least 6 feet away from other people.
  • Continue following the recommendations for social distancing: avoid crowds, stay at home as much as possible, and just leave for essential tasks (e.g. work, grocery shopping, going to the doctor, getting medications). 
How should I clean my cloth mask? 
It’s a good idea to 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.   For more information, please visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm
The Salvation Army Launches New Support Hotline
The Salvation Army Chaplain Support Line, 888-651-7294 (SAWI), will be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day and will be manned by trained Salvation Army chaplains.  "We will take calls from people across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan who need a word of encouragement, who are feeling alone with no one to talk to, and who are looking for spiritual care and prayer," said Pastor Alexis Twito, Chaplain Coordinator.

ADAPT - Crisis Intervention - offers 24 hour, 7 days per week, crisis intervention, and inpatient consultation.
For emergencies, phone (715) 732-7760.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
  •  COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
  •  The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China
How does COVID-19 spread?
  • The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
 What should I do if I develop symptoms?
  • Tell them about your symptoms, any recent travel or potential exposures.
  • Call your primary care provider.
  • They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.
What are severe complications from this virus?
  • Some patients have pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death.
  • Emergency warning signs:  If you have any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:   
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest 
  • New confusion or inability to arouse 
  • Bluish lips or face 
How can I help protect myself?
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.


If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Is there a vaccine?
  • There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.
  • The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions, like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands often.
Is there a treatment?
  • There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19.
  • People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.


Social distancing advice: 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  
  • Maintain at least six feet of personal space. 
  • Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, nonessential workers in your house) 
  • Work from home, if possible. 
  • Limit outings to essential shopping trips only.  Consider doing your shopping online, and taking advantage of delivery or curbside pickup services if available.   
  • Avoid any foreign or domestic travel for any nonessential reasons. 
  • It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, run, or bike ride.  Regular exercise is good for your physical and mental health.  However, please practice good social distancing and keep at least six feet of personal space between you and anyone else. 
  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider. 
Tips to help you cope with social distancing: 
  • Stay connected! You can check in with friends and loved ones though email, phone calls, videoconferencing apps, and social media. 
  • Read!  Marinette County library card holders can take advantage of the Libby app and the RB Digital Service, which puts tens of thousands of ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, magazines, and other materials at your fingertips!  More information is available at infosoup.org. 
  • Take up a new hobby!  Whether it’s scale modeling, photography, baking, tying flies, woodworking, sewing, learning how to play an instrument, or oil painting, now is a great time to pursue a new interest!  You can buy materials and take advantage of free tutorials online.  Arts and crafts related hobbies are a great way to keep children occupied! 
  • Learn a new skill!  You can use online tutorial videos and ebooks to learn a new skill such as cooking, a foreign language, video editing, computer skills, coding, or other marketable skills. 
  • Exercise!  Regular exercise is good for your physical and mental health.  You can follow along with exercise programs available on YouTube.  Some gym chains such as Planet Fitness are having free livestreaming exercise classes available.  You can also go for walks, runs, or bike rides outside, as long as you practice good social distancing.  Maintain six feet of personal space between yourself and other people and their pets. 
  • Practice good nutrition!  Be sure you and your family are eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.  Try to avoid stress eating by channeling that energy elsewhere such as reading, housework, exercise, or other activities.  
Where can I go to learn more?