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
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,
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
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
- 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.