COVID-19 Information and Resources

For General COVID-19 Questions Contact 2-1-1:

  • Call: 2-1-1 or if you have an out of state number call 1-877-947-2211

For Polk County COVID-19 Questions Contact the Health Department:

 

COVID RESOURCES

Polk County, WI

Download - Polk County, WI Covid Resources Sheet
Covid Resource Sheet.pdf
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VACCINATIONS

For additional CDC information for parents and caregivers regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, click here:

 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC

 

Pfizer Booster - Additional Info.
EUA Recipients Pfizer 16 and up Booster [...]
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Moderna Booster - Additional Info.
Moderna-EUA-fact-sheet-providers 12.10.2[...]
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J&J Booster - Additional Info.
j-j-booster-pol_56486351.pdf
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Additional information regarding COVID boosters:

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots | CDC

COVID-19 TESTING

Polk County Health Department has rapid antigen and PCR tests available.

 

Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged for COVID-19 testing.

Click on this link to pre-register: https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/en-US/ 

A new registration is required for every visit to the testing site.

Starting Monday, May 16, free COVID testing will be located around the eastern portion of the Government Center Parking Lot.

 

Signs will be posted at the former location and around the Government Center to navigate community members to the new location.

 

ISOLATION & QUARANTINE GUIDANCE:

 

It is important for everyone to do their part to help stop this pandemic:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • avoid crowds
  • wash your hands often
  • stay home if you are sick and get tested

 

We will continue to update as more information becomes available. 

 

CDC COVID Data Tracker: County View  

A Message from Polk County Supervisors
Polk County Supervisors ask that everyone does their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
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How to handle COVID-19 in the workplace:
Polk County Public Health offers a guide to handling COVID-19 exposures in the work place, including employees who test positive.
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Guidance for Family Video Chat
If you are not able to be with Friends and Family during this holiday season, Polk County has created this guide to help direct you some ways to stay in touch with them.
Family-Video-Chat-Applications.pdf
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How do I protect myself and others from getting COVID-19?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention-H.pdf

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  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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Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic:

Local AA Virtual Meetings:

District 14 Covid-19 Zoom and Telephone Meetings
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Are you Unemployed because of COVID-19? Click HERE to apply for unemployment

For more information and frequently asked questions about unemployment benefits click HERE

 

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.

 

School Free Meals:

Amery School District: https://www.amerysd.k12.wi.us/district/freemealsignup.cfm

Clayton School District: https://www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/district/covid-19-information.cfm

Clear Lake School District: https://www.clwarriors.org/

Frederic School District: https://www.fredericsd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1563357&type=d&pREC_ID=1852767

Osceola School District: https://www.osceola.k12.wi.us/staff/coronavirus---covid19-updates.cfm

St. Croix Falls School District: https://www.scf.k12.wi.us/district/covid19.cfm

Unity School District: https://www.unity.k12.wi.us/o/unity-school-district/page/covid-19--70

 

Healthcare and Economic Resources:

Polk County Ecomonic Development Corporation COVID Support Resources
PCEDC Virus Support Resources_3_23.pdf
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Internet Assistance:

For more information regarding this program click the links below:

 

Emergency Broadband Benefit | Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov)

EBB Back to School Flyer2 (fcc.gov)

Infographic - EBB (fcc.gov)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Guidance:

Guidance for What Safety Precautions Businesses Should Take Upon Reopening:

Covid19 Reopening Guides.pdf
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Restaurant, Bar, Salon, Tattoo Parlor? Find the latest information, recommendations, and guidance on the Environmental Health Page

 

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

 

Stay up to date on the latest information from Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP):  Click HERE to visit DATCP

Resources include:

  • Operating Lodging Establishments Following Emergency Order No. 12
  • Guidance for Campgrounds to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
  • Guidance for Grocery, Retail Food Operations Following the 'Safer at Home' Order
  • And much more

 

Other Guidance Documents:

Health Officer COVID-19 Update 1.17.2022
Please see the attached update from the Polk County Health Officer regarding COVID-19
1.17.2022.COVIDUpdate.Final.pdf
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Guidance for Family Video Chat
If you are not able to be with Friends and Family during this holiday season, Polk County has created this guide to help direct you some ways to stay in touch with them.
Family-Video-Chat-Applications.pdf
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Guidance for Outdoor Recreation
COVID-19-Outdoor-Recreation-Guidelines.p[...]
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Guidance for Golf Courses
Golf Course Guidance 4-26-2020.docx.pdf
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Guidance for Dentists
Densits Info. 3-20-2020.pdf
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Guidance for Faith Based Organizations 4-9-2020
Options for Faith Based Organizations.pd[...]
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Guidance for Animal Shelters
Coronavirus Animal Shelters_Final.pdf
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Guidance for Pregnancy and COVID-19

 

COVID-19 Pregnancy and PostPartum (wisconsin.gov) 

Press Releases:

Polk County:

Press Release - 3.2.2022 COVID-19 Update
3.2.2022COVIDUpdate.pdf
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Press Release - Polk and Burnett County Drive-Thru Suspending J&J Vaccine
4-13-2021 Press Release - COVID.pdf
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Press Release - 4th and 5th COVID-19 Death of Polk County Resident
REPORTING FOURTH AND FIFTH COVID-19 DEAT[...]
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Press Release - 3rd COVID-19 Death of Polk County Resident
REPORTING THIRD COVID-19 DEATH - FINAL.[...]
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Press Release - 2nd Death of Polk County Resident
REPORTING SECOND COVID-19 DEATH - final[...]
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Press Release - 1st Death of Polk County Resident
PolK County 1st Death.pdf
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Polk County Statement
PR 5-15-2020 FINAL.pdf
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Interim Order to Turn the Dial - What does this mean for Polk County
PR 4-30-2020.pdf
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Polk County Emergency Declaration 3-16-2020
3.16.2020.Polk County Emergency Declarat[...]
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Joint Press Release Between Polk County Health Department and the School District of Osceola 3-11-2020
Joint Press Statement.pdf
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Wisconsin/Gov. Evers:

Press Release "Another Turn of the Dial" - Emergency Order #36
EM 36 Press Release.pdf
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4-27-2020: Gov. Evers Announces Expanded Opportunities for Certain Nonessential Businesses: Read Press Release Here

 

4-16-2020: Gov. Evers Extends Safer at Home Order through May 26th: Read Press Release Here.

Gov. Evers Emergency Orders:

"Another Turn of the Dial" - Emergency Order #36
EMO36-SAHDialTurn2.pdf
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"Turning the Dial" - Emergency Order #34
EM 34.pdf
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Gov. Evers Extends Safer at Home Order to May 26th
Safer At Home Extended Order 28.pdf
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Safer at Home Emergency Order #12
Health Order 12 Safer At Home.pdf
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Emergency Order #6 - Child Care
EM 6 Child Care.pdf
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