Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Juneau County, Wisconsin
has seen an increase in cases, and community-based spread has been identified
in some urban areas. This has led to changes in day-to-day life for most
residents in the state. While the recent closures and cancellations can
present challenges, they are measures that are necessary to slow the spread
Everyone can take an active role in keeping the community safe. This includes
following recommendations to practice social distancing, stay home as
much as possible, and take precautions to prevent the spread of illness.
Stay home whenever you can, especially when you are sick. If sick, separate yourself from other members of your household, including pets.
Limit contact with others. This includes canceling events, gatherings, playdates, and non-urgent
appointments. Minimize trips in public, avoid traveling, and work from
home as much as possible. If you must go out, stay at least six feet from
people whenever possible.
Order necessities online for delivery. If possible, order supplies you need so you can stay home.
If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems,
call your provider’s office before going in. Your provider will help you determine if you need to be tested. If your
symptoms are too severe to be managed at home, call 911 or call ahead
to the emergency department.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Do this often because it’s the easiest, most effective way to keep
from getting sick.
Follow other everyday prevention strategies. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available,
clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces, avoid shaking hands or
being in someone’s personal space, avoid touching your face, and
cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
Mile Bluff Medical Center continues to coordinate its efforts with local
agencies to prepare for and respond to the spread of COVID-19 across the
state, country and world. The situation is rapidly changing. Please continue
to refer to the Centers for Disease Control, Wisconsin Department of Health
Services, Juneau County Health Department, and Mile Bluff Medical Center
websites for accurate and up-to-date information.