With eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine opening up to more Wisconsin residents earlier this week, there are a lot of questions about recommendations for safety during the pandemic. COVID-19 is still spreading and new variants are being identified in Wisconsin. While we work to achieve community immunity, it is important to come together as a community and continue following public health best practices. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has shared additional guidance on spring and summer activities, which can be viewed at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community.htm.
Additionally, the Trempealeau County Health Department is available to assist event organizers with planning COVID-19 mitigation strategies to protect their staff, volunteers, and attendees. We encourage all event organizers to fill out our online form at hipaa.jotform.com/210825801590149. After receiving your submission, a health department staff member will contact you to assist with the planning process and provide information on best practices.
As a reminder, we continue to recommend the following to protect each other:
Wear a mask.
Stay at least six feet away from other people when possible.
Wash hands frequently.
Stay home when sick.
Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Get vaccinated when you are eligible.
Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
For health information and referral services in Wisconsin:
Well Badger Resource Center: 800-642-7837, email@example.com, www.wellbadger.org.
Great Rivers 2-1-1: call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or visit www.greatrivers211.org