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For Business COVID-19 Questions Contact:
We should be receiving COVID vaccine very soon. The Polk County Health Department is working with local health care providers to assure all health care workers are vaccinated as part of Phase 1A per Wisconsin DHS guidelines.
We do not know the start date for or who will be in Phase 1B. Because of this, we are not able to schedule individuals for a vaccine at this time.
It is important for everyone to do their part to help stop this pandemic:
We will continue to update as more information becomes available.
Interested in volunteering to assist Polk County Public Health with the upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics?
Please click the link below to apply:
You can also hold your smartphone camera over the QR Code to the left, which will also bring you to the Application Form.
Where can I get a COIVD Test?
All three of our local hospitals (Amery Hosptial and Clinic, Osceola Medical Center and St. Croix Falls Regional Medical Center) are doing COVID tests. Make sure to call the hospital before you arrive. The hospital will ask you some screening questions and based on thier availbilty of tests will give you further instructions and directions.
Governor Evers announced an at home COVID testing option that mirrors what the State of Minnesota has been doing for the past couple months.
This link includes information on when and how to get tested COVID-19: Testing | Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
This link answers FAQ’s regarding saliva testing https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/collection.htm.
How do I protect myself and others from getting COVID-19?
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.
What is COVID-19?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
How does COVID-19 Spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic:
Local AA Virtual Meetings:
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:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Guidance for What Safety Precautions Businesses Should Take Upon Reopening:
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
Other Guidance Documents:
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: