You can take an active role to prevent the spread of illness

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 of COVID-19.

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.