Environmental Health

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Information


The most up to date information spefic to licensed establishments with regard to COVID-19 will be posted here. If you have other questions or concerns please call us at 715-485-8400.

Frequently Asked Questions on Gov. Evers Order to Close all Bars/Restaurants etc.
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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

Guidlines for Lodging Facilitlies during the COVID-19 Pandamic

Bed and Breakfast Best Practices Checklist
BnB Best Pracitices checklist.pdf
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Hotel-Motel Best Practices
Hotel-Motel Best practices.pdf
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Tourist Rooming House Best Practices Checklist
TRH Best Practices checklist.pdf
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What are the guidlines for Cleaning and Disinfecting after a confirmed COVID-19 case? Click HERE to see the instructions in English, Spanish and Hmong


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


ServSafe offers free courses and videos on safe practices for takeout and delivery:

"As restaurateurs focus their businesses on takeout and delivery during the pandemic, ServSafe, the National Restaurant Association’s food-safety training and certification program, has released two new training videos to help reinforce safe food handling and safe delivery practices for all operations.

In addition to the videos, ServSafe also is offering its online Food Handler training program free through April 30."

Click HERE to access the videos

The Polk County Health Department Environmental Health program offers a wide range of services for the citizens of Polk County.


Air Quality


Bed Bugs - Click here for resources related to Bed Bugs.


Disease Carrying Insects/Vector Control




Human Health Hazard


Licensing & Inspection




Water Quality




The main goal of the Environmental Health program is to protect the population from environmental health risks. These programs are primarily based on health protection legislation intended to reduce environmental health risks including potential disease from contaminated food or water and health effects from poor indoor and outdoor air quality.


In addition to regulatory approaches, the programs rely on health promotion and education, advocacy and partnerships, with both government and non-government organizations as well as community groups.



You are now able to pay for Radon Kits, Well Testing, and Licensing online. Click here to pay online.

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