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About COVID-19

Questions about COVID-19? Contact us at Covid19@jeffersoncountywi.gov


What is the Health Department Doing?

To detect and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Health Department utilizes guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an ongoing basis.

We aim to prevent the spread of illness among the public by offering educational resources, communicable disease surveillance, and investigation as appropriate. Our staff are regularly updated on any developments regarding SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, and COVID-19 vaccines. Jefferson County Health Department has significant prior experience in surveillance and regular monitoring of other reportable communicable diseases on a day-to-day basis, and has previously implemented emergency preparedness measures such as mass vaccination clinics and communicable disease outbreak management.

Jefferson County Health Department has provided guidance to essential businesses, schools, daycares, funeral homes, grocery stores, food pantries, long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and group home, medical providers, emergency management authorities, emergency responders, other Jefferson County departments, local municipalities, and many other agencies and places of employment within Jefferson County.

Our Department promptly follows up on all individuals being tested for COVID-19. This involves a thorough investigation, prompt communication with positively confirmed cases, and follow-up with close contacts. Anyone being tested for COVID-19 is asked to self-isolate immediately until they receive the ir negative test result. 

For all positively confirmed cases, contact tracing is completed by trained public health nurses. This entails a thorough questionnaire from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to determine the origin of the infection and any individuals who may have been exposed.

Those who came into close contact with the individual will be notified promptly by our department and provided guidance and recommendations. We also provide guidance and recommendations to any place of employment for these individuals.

Please note that the information of all confirmed cases and close contact cases is protected by HIPAA, and that information cannot be shared with the general public.

Thank you to everyone who is following the “Safer at Home” order and for taking this Pandemic seriously. Your actions will help to slow down the Pandemic and save lives. We are in this together!

Gail Scott, RN, BSN
Director/Health Officer

What can you do?

Although the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low, the best thing you can do is avoid being infected by following the best practices listed below.  In fact, these measures are important for preventing many other types of illnesses, too.  

If you are not vaccinated:

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