COVID-19: At-Home Collection Kit

The State of Wisconsin and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer a new COVID-19 testing option for everyone who lives in Wisconsin, with or without symptoms, at no cost. This new service allows people to collect their own saliva samples for testing in their home.

COVID-19: At-Home Collection Kit | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Florence County Health Department is now offering the Pfizer booster dose as well as the 1st and 2nd dose for those that are eligible. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the recommendation recently released by the FDA and the CDC that certain populations who have increased risk of exposure to or transmission of COVID-19 receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s (Pfizer) COVIE-19 vaccine at least 6 months after having received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

DHS recommends: 

To schedule a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, please use the link below to self-schedule at one of the health departments clinics. Clinics are usually every Tuesday morning. Please check this site frequently as appointments fill quickly.

Clinic Tuesday, January 18, 2021:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44ada72ca2f9c16-covid1910

Clinic Tuesday, January 25, 2021:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44ada72ca2f9c16-covid1911

Lost your Vaccine Card?

If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, you can access and print your entire vaccination record using the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). Your WIR record can be used in place of your vaccination card.  

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 pandemic information, please visit the CDC Website.

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How can I help protect myself?
There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
•Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
•Stay home when you are sick
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information about the Coronavirus, including a page with information specific to schools, workplace and communities. At this time, much of the information available is about prevention, including distancing measures and good hygiene practices.

Traveling
For questions about students who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, to areas with community spread of COVID-19, refer to CDC’s FAQ for travelers. Schools can also consult with state and local health officials. Schools may need to postpone or cancel trips that could expose students and staff to potential community spread of COVID-19. Students returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the CDC website. Here is the Updated Travel Guidance for Self-Quarantine.

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Tom Haupt: MIS-C | Facebook

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare, but serious condition where parts of the body can become inflamed. Because it’s new, it’s unclear why some children who have #COVID19 develop it,… More while most don’t. But it is another way COVID-19 continues to affect our communities, and another reason we must all work to #StopTheSpread. Learn more: dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/mis-c.htm

COVID-19 Contact Information
Contact: Annette Seibold – RN, MS, Health Officer
Phone: 715-528-4837
Fax: 715-528-5269
Mailing Address: PO Box 410, Florence, WI 54121
Physical Address: 501 Lake Avenue, Florence, WI 54121
Hours: 8:30 – 12:00 & 12:30 – 4:00 Monday – Friday