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Health Department Prioritizes Follow-up Procedure for Those with COVID-19

Posted 4/28/2022 by krauter-egge@co.wood.wi.us



CONTACT: Susan Smith, Wood County Health Department Director/Health Officer

(715) 421-8911

Health Department Prioritizes Follow-up Procedure for Those with COVID-19

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Wood County Health Department will continue following up with prioritized populations who test positive for COVID-19. The prioritized populations that will continue to receive communication from a Wood County Health Department disease investigator are those under 18 years of age, those over the age of 65, and some individuals who live or work in high-risk settings. 

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get tested. There are still many locations where free testing is available. Check for testing locations near you. You do not need to get tested or quarantine if you recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. 

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and do not fall within the prioritized populations listed above, please reference the Recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine or the Isolation and Quarantine Quick Guide located on the Wood County Health Department website. 

The Wood County Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations including the initial series, additional doses, boosters, and second boosters. View the Wood County Health Department website for further details. Some planned clinics are walk-in only and others allow for scheduling an appointment online or by calling 715-421-8931. For clinics located at the Health Department, if you are unable to go to the third floor, a vaccinator will come to your vehicle. There will be more COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled in the future.

COVID-19 continues to be present in our communities and Wood County has seen a small uptick in cases over the last few weeks; current community transmission remains low per the Centers for Disease Control Community Transmission Map. Even though transmission remains low, practicing healthy habits to prevent germs and infectious disease from spreading is important. A few healthy habits include washing your hands often, cleaning and disinfecting frequently used surfaces, coughing/sneezing into a tissue or inside the corner of your elbow, staying home when sick, and getting vaccinated. The Wood County Health Department will provide timely information as needed as the virus continues to evolve and change.