CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

For non-emergency Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions, you can call our COVID-19 Information Line at (715) 373-3324 OR email us at health@bayfieldcounty.wi.gov

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Weekly COVID Updates

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SITUATIONAL REPORT - UPDATED may 16, 2022

Communities across Wisconsin are seeing increasing levels of COVID-19 transmission.  The CDC has upgraded Bayfield County to the Moderate Risk transmission category.

Anti-viral therapies for COVID are available in our area at local pharmacies.  If you become ill with COVID and are at increased risk of severe disease, ask your doctor about antiviral treatments.

Nationwide, cases are also trending up along with hospitalizations, however, deaths from COVID are remaining at the same rate.  

The federal government is switching over towards a long term response to COVID-19 and has developed a new website with testing, treatment and other resources at COVID.gov. You can order home test kits, find which pharmacies have oral antivirals, and where COVID testing or vaccines are offered all from this site.

The CDC is advising that there may be an additional wave of cases this spring due to the transmission of the second Omicron variant that is currently circulating in Europe. Some areas in the United States are seeing an increase in case activity.   We would recommend if you are traveling for Spring break in the upcoming weeks, that you follow good illness prevention techniques such as:

  • Wash hand thoroughly and often.
  • Wear a mask if using public transportation or in crowded spaces.
  • Use more safety precautions when traveling to areas with high community transmission levels.  Check the area you are traveling to here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
  • Do not travel when sick or if you have a known COVID exposure.
  • Be up to date on COVID vaccines and booster doses.

Regardless of where you live, the CDC and DHS recommend that everyone stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. It is also recommended that everyone continue to wear a mask around others and get tested for COVID-19 if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. We urge all Wisconsinites to continue using a combination of COVID-19 prevention strategies that will allow us to continue with our daily lives while keeping community members safe and healthy.  

The Community Level for Bayfield County (or any county) can be found: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

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COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS 

The following area  pharmacies have indicated they currently are taking appointments for patients needing a COVID-19 booster or vaccination:

Brownstone Pharmacy  715-373-5588

  • PFIZER Vaccinate on Monday’s 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday’s 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. 
  • Pharmacist prefers a call to schedule an appointment.

 Walgreens Ashland  715-685-0202  

  • PFIZER Vaccinate every day. Prefer to schedule appointments on line walgreens.com and click on main option COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • They do allow you to call or walk in for an appointment.

Walmart Ashland  715-682-3660  

  • Walmart only has MODERNA vaccine (not approved for persons under 18 at this time).  
  • They do allow a call or walk in to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Prevention Plan

 DATCP Guidance:   Lodging, Restaurants, Campgrounds, Recreation and Educational Camps, Swimming Pools

Our Environmental Health Specialists have reviewed guidance documents from the CDC, OSHA, Wisconsin Dept of Health, DATCP and other sources to develop a short COVID-19 Best Practices Checklist to help prepare area businesses, workplaces and families to keep safe from COVID-19.