The Juneau County Health Department and Mile Bluff Medical Center are coordinating
response efforts as the number of cases of COVID-19 increase across the
country. At this time, the risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low.
“We are working with our local health care providers to monitor and
respond to the COVID-19 situation,” says Amanda Dederich, Juneau
County Health Officer. “Our public health nursing staff is closely
tracking updated guidance and recommendations as it becomes available.”
People who have traveled in the past 14 days where there is community spread
of COVID-19 (international and domestic locations), are asked to self-quarantine
themselves and monitor symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms, like fever,
cough, or difficulty breathing are present, they should contact their
health care provider for possible testing. People should call ahead before
arriving at a health care facility for testing.
“Mile Bluff staff members are trained in using proper precautionary
measures to keep illness from spreading,” says Kathy Noe, RN, Director
of Infection Control at Mile Bluff. “We are in regular contact with
state, local and regional agencies. This not only allows us to stay informed
of health status changes in the area, but also provides us with support
and resources, if ever needed.”
It is important to take active measures to avoid the spread of illness
in the community. People should follow simple steps to avoid getting sick,
- Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water.
- Covering coughs and sneezes.
- Avoiding touching your face.
- Staying home when sick.
The Emergency Information Page of the Juneau County Government website
has been activated for COVID-19 preparedness and response. Go to
www.co.juneau.wi.gov/emergency-information.html. Information regarding COVID-19 in Juneau County will be updated regularly.