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: 4/3/2020 12:30 pm
This situation is constantly evolving. We will post updates as they become available.

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.

All Clinic Care shifted to Mauston, New Lisbon, Lake Delton (updated 3/30/20) - The Mile Bluff organization continues to prepare its response to COVID-19. Efforts are underway to proactively conserve resources such as equipment, supplies and staff. With this in mind Mile Bluff has made the tough decision to temporarily pause the operations of two of its satellite clinics. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the medical providers from the Elroy and Necedah clinics will begin seeing patients in Mauston, New Lisbon and Lake Delton. Click here for more information.

What You Need to Know

This situation is changing rapidly. Information is subject to change, but read important information about what you need to know now.

Updated Visitor Guidelines (last updated 4/3/2020)

Out of precaution, Mile Bluff has implemented visitor restrictions.

Cancellations and Postponements

Following the guidance of the CDC and our local and state public health authorities, all Mile Bluff support groups, classes, and events have been canceled or postponed at this time.

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.

  • 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.