Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

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COVID-19 Columbia County Data


Here's an overview of key things we are doing to keep people safe and healthy:

  • Providing accurate, up-to-date information.  Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and CDC Coronavirus pages for accurate, up to date information. 


  • Monitoring people with coronavirus.  When someone has tested positive for coronavirus, we interview them to ask about places they have been and who may have had close contact with them.  We are in contact with them daily to monitor their symptoms and ensure they are following isolation instructions.

  • Monitoring people who may have come in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. This is called contact monitoring or contact tracing. We are following standard contact investigation for any communicable disease, which includes letting them know they may have been exposed, giving them information about symptoms to watch for, and making sure they quarantine themselves if they meet certain Wisconsin Department of Health Services criteria.

  • Staying up-to-date on the latest guidance. Since the coronavirus response is constantly changing, we attend webinars and teleconferences with partners and the CDC to stay updated on the latest information.                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Coordinating with partners. Responding to large-scale public health issues like coronavirus is complicated. We meet and speak with our local, state, and national partners in public health, local hospitals, medical clinics, schools, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, law enforcement, fire, EMS, mental health providers, home health agencies, pharmacies, churches and Columbia County Emergency Management —sometimes daily—in order to discuss our unique roles and share information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Helping communities prepare. We share social media posts, website content, and other resources to the public and our partners.

Weekly Updates

Weekly Update - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12 Update

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Weekly Update - Thursday, August 6, 2020

August 6 Update

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Weekly Update - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

July 29 Update

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Weekly Update - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

July 22 Update

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Weekly Update - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 15 Update

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Press Release

Second COVID-19 Death in Columbia County - Monday, August 10, 2020

Second COVID-19 Death

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COVID-19 Activity Level High - Thursday, July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Activity Level High

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How to Identify Contact Tracer Scammers - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

How to Identify Contact Tracer Scammers

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