COVID-19 UPDATE: Mile Bluff is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond. Learn more.

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Page last updated: 8/7/20

During this challenging time, we want to reassure you that Mile Bluff is actively working to protect you and your family as we address the COVID-19 situation.

We continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our state and local health departments as we adapt our operations so we can continue to meet the needs of our patients, our staff, and our community.

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or Wisconsin Department of Health Services for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19. For local information, visit the Juneau County Emergency Information website.

Getting tested for COVID-19 even easier (updated 8/7/20) While testing for COVID-19 is still available with a visit to Mile Bluff’s East Clinic in Mauston, patients can now also be tested without a clinic appointment starting Monday, August 10. Individuals with minor to moderate symptoms, as well as those with no symptoms, can receive a swab-only test at Mile Bluff. The service is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 am, and Saturdays from 6 to 10 am. Learn more about this service, or make an reserve your testing spot online.

Updated Visitor Guidelines (last updated 8/7/2020)

Out of precaution, Mile Bluff has implemented visitor restrictions.

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness symptoms including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Who is most at risk for catching COVID-19?

Much like influenza, individuals with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for catching COVID-19, including the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions. If you are generally in good health, the risk for contracting COVID-19 or having a serious reaction is low.

What are some precautions that should be taken?

COVID-19 is spread between people who are in close contact with each other, and through respiratory droplets. This is very similar to how the seasonal flu is spread. Taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 too.

  • When out in public areas or when visiting with people who live outside your home, wear a cloth mask when physical distancing is not an option.
  • Outside your home, try to keep 6 ft distance between you and those around you.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more.
  • If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and then discard the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • If seeking medical treatment, tell medical staff if you’ve traveled to one of the communities or countries where the virus has spread.