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Waupaca County Public Health: COVID-19

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  


COVID-19 Vaccine
As of April 5, 2021, everyone in Wisconsin age 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Although everyone is eligible to get vaccine, vaccine providers will prioritize previously eligible groups. Based on the amount of vaccine doses available, it will take time for everyone in Wisconsin to get vaccinated.

While you are waiting for your turn to get the vaccine, it is important to continue wearing masks, physical distancing, washing your hands, and getting tested and isolating if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  

Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 

If you feel sick, stay home
NOTE: Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. You can still spread the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms. There are people who may be at greater risk for severe symptoms.

Do you have symptoms of COVID-19? Have you been exposed?
  • Stay home!
  • Quarantine and self-monitor to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
  • Get tested. Click here for more information.
  • Diagnosed? Take steps to keep others safe:
      • Separate yourself from other people in your home.
      • Wear a face covering when you are around other people.
        call doctor
      • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
      • Clean your hands often.
      • Avoid sharing personal household items.
      • Clean high-touch surfaces everyday.
How to protect yourself and others
Four Important Ways to Slow the Spread:
  1. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.Mask pic
  2. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  3. Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  4. Get vaccinatedCOVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling the pandemic. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
Check out the Decision Tool from the WI Dept. of Health Services to help you make safe choices and reduce the risk to yourself and others!

Contact Us
Call 211 for general inquiries or contact Public Health during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 AM-4 PM).

In-person appointments are suspended until further notice.

Public Health:


Health and Human Services:


Email: publichealth@co.waupaca.wi.us

Jed Wohlt, Health Officer

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