Waupaca County Public Health: COVID-19
1/19/21: Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency, Issues New Face Coverings Order
12/22/20: Wisconsin to Offer At-Home COVID-19 Testing Option
12/17/20: Contact Tracing App to Launch 12/23
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Additional links for COVID-19 data:
- Wisconsin Vaccine Data
- Wisconsin County Data
- Cases in the U.S.
- Wisconsin Hospital Association's Situational Awareness Update
- World Health Organization (WHO) Dashboard
Public Health Emergency and Mask Order
On January 19, 2021, Governor Evers issued Executive Order 104, declaring a public health emergency. The governor also issued a new face coverings order, Emergency Order 1. which will expire on March 20, 2021. Both orders are effective immediately.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
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.
How to protect yourself and others
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling the pandemic. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
- Contact your doctor and ask to be tested.
- Get tested. Click here for more information.
- Complete an online health screening assessment, and a licensed health practitioner will contact you.
In-person appointments are suspended until further notice.
Health and Human Services:
Jed Wohlt, Health Officer