Oneida County Health Department Is Seeking Donations of Hand-Sewn Masks

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that cloth face coverings (masks) should be worn in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain such as grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Wearing these masks in public facilities will help slow the spread of the virus. Research shows that a …

SECOND AND THIRD CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN ONEIDA COUNTY

Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification a second and third person in Oneida County have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). The individuals are in their 60’s and 80’s and are unrelated to each other or the first case of COVID-19 diagnosed on Friday, March 27. The …

Oneida County Requests Personal Protective Equipment Donations to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) is encouraging all outpatient surgical and procedural centers, ambulatory surgery centers, dental providers, veterinarians, schools, construction companies, nail/hair salons, and others to donate their unused PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that is not immediately needed to assist healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, and first responders in …

GOV. EVERS DIRECTS DHS TO ISSUE SAFER AT HOME ORDER

Oneida County—On March 24, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order.  Read Press Release: Governor Evers Direct DHS to Issue Safer …

COVID-19 Update: DHS Issues Update to Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More

Effective on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body art establishments, and tanning facilities must close. Read Press Release: COVID-19 Update: DHS Issues Update to Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More

Oneida County Health Department Plans to Increase Community Awareness of COVID-19

In an effort to keep community members up to date on COVID-19, Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) will update our Facebook page daily, Monday – Friday, with current COVID-19 case counts.  This will include the number of individuals tested in Oneida County, negative test results, pending test results, as well …

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Criteria

Oneida County—On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) and the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL) are limiting testing to the highest priority patients and health care workers. …

COVID-19 Update: Gov Evers Orders Scaling Down of All Child Care Settings

Oneida County—Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to restrict the size of all child care settings. Centers may not operate with more than 10 staff present at a time and may not operate with more than 50 children present at a time. The …