Coronavirus - COVID19

Due to the COVID19 event, to best serve you, we strongly recommend calling ahead before you come to our offices.  Polk County is still conducting business.   If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

  • There are no Coronavirus cases in Polk County. Visit the DHS website to get the lastest data on cases at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
  • COVID-19 is spreading throughout Wisconsin
  • Please contact your local health department and healthcare provider if symptoms appear.

Form more information you can also reach out to 2-1-1 for out of state phone numbers call 877-947-2211

 

Gov. Evers Directs DHS to issue Safer at Home Order goes into effect March 25th at 8:00am through April 24th.

Gov. Evers Safer at Home Order
Health Order 12 Safer At Home.pdf
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Gov. Evers Press Release on Safer at Home Order
Gov Evers Press Release 3-24-2020 Safer [...]
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Gov. Evers Frequently Asked Questions on the Safer at Home Order
Safer at Home FAQ 4-2-2020.pdf
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Essential VS. Non-Essential Business
Essential vs Non-essential.pdf
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Gov. Evers Directed DHS to Mandate closure of all K-12 Public and Private schools to start on March 18th after 5pm

View the closure order click HERE

 

Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency Due to COVID-19

View the full press release HERE

 

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has published Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs for homeowners, renters, housing providers in response to COVID-19 Find it HERE

 

Contact the Health Department: Call at 715-485-9258 or Email us at PHInfo@co.polk.wi.us

 

WI Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued an order prohibiting mass gathering of 10 people or more.

Read the full order below.

Updated Order Concerning Mass Gatherings 3-20-2020
EO 8 Clarification_3.20.2020.pdf
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Gov. Evers Clarification on Rules around Mass Gatherings
Mass Gathering FAQ 3.17.20.pdf
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Restaurant, Bar, Salon, Tattoo Parlor? Find the latest information, recommendations, and guidance on the Environmental Health Page or read the FAQ's below:

Frequently Asked Questions on Gov. Evers Order to Close all Bars/Restaurants etc.
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Stay Up to date on the latest infomation from Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP):  Click HERE to visit the DATCP site

Dentist or Work in a Dental Office? Find the latest information, recommendations, and guidance

Read below for more information

Densits Info. 3-20-2020.pdf
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Economic Support Information

The Polk County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) is working diligently along with local business leaders and governmental officials to be able to offer economic support resources during these difficult times. The contacts in the document below have resources to assist both individuals and business owners.

PCEDC Virus Support Resources_3_23.pdf
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DHS has released a Message Map for the Faith Community on Nurturing Spiritual Health During the Safer at Home Order.

Read the full document below.

Nurturing Spiritual Health During Safer at Home Order
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DHS has Mandated the Restriction of Child Care Settings March 18th after 5pm

Read the full order below.

Restriction of Day Care Setting - No more than 10 staff and No more than 50 Children present
Gov. Evers_DHS order_3.17.20.pdf
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Polk County Issues Emergency Declaration Re:Coronavirus
3.16.2020.Polk County Emergency Declarat[...]
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Coronavirus FAQ.pdf
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Coronavirus Talking Points.pdf
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Mass Gathering Frequently Asked Questions from the office of Gov. Evers
Mass Gathering FAQ 3.17.20.pdf
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Mental Health Resources and Information Related to COVID-19
Mental Health NAMI COVID-19 Resources.pd[...]
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Social Distancing During school closure [...]
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workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf
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To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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Animal Shelters and COVID-19

Animal Shelters and Coronavirus General Information
Coronavirus Animal Shelters_Final.pdf
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Pet Owners and Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
Pet Owners FAQ's.pdf
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RECALLS

Recalls often occur as a result of safety concerns over a manufacturing defect in a product that may harm its user.

 

Follow the links below to learn more about recent recalls in each category:



SAFELY DISPOSING UNWANTED and OLD PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

There are several drop off locations in Polk County and the surrounding areas to get rid of these unwanted/old medications.  Please see attachment below for drop off locations.
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HEALTH ALERTS

Methamphetamine

Zika

Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2, Spice)

Opioids

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