On July 30, 2020, Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order #82, declaring a public health emergency to combat the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 throughout the State of Wisconsin. Effective August 1, 2020, every individual, age 5 and older, in Wisconsin is required to wear a face covering in indoor or enclosed public spaces, other than when at home.
Read Governor Evers' Press Release here.
Emergency Order #1 Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I do if I see someone not wearing a mask, even though they should be?
- Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your mask and stay six feet away.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concerns? Email us at email@example.com
Disclaimer: Due to a large volume of calls and emails, response times may be delayed. If you email us to file a complaint, the health department will document the complaint and only follow up if necessary.
For General COVID-19 Information & Updates, click HERE.
For School Guidance, click HERE.
For Industry & Child Care Facility Guidance, click HERE.
Need a COVID-19 test?
|You should be tested if:
| --- You have symptoms of COVID-19
| --- You are a close contact of a lab-confrimed positive case
| --- You are a memeber of a vulnerable population or live in a high-risk congregate setting (i.e. long-term care facilities)
| --- You are a health care worker, first responder, or law enforcement
|Check your symptoms here.
- Call ahead to ensure your healthcare provider or urgent care has resources to test. Your healthcare provider determines if you should be tested for COVID-19.
- Testing should be of no cost to WI residents. You may be asked to provide your insurance information.
- Tests are usually PCR (polymerase chain reaction) swabs. Call your provider for more details.
- For additional COVID-19 testing information visit: IMPACT 2-1-1
NOTE: If you have symptoms and your provider is unable to test you or you are uninsured, please call the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department at 262-284-8170.
Need a letter for work of school?
Please complete this form. When completed, please return form at: 121 West Main St., Room 246, Port Washington, WI 53074, or Fax to 262-284-8105, or Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched a COVID-19 Test Result Hotline for individuals tested at ANY Wisconsin National Guard testing site. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Risk Status
Washington & Ozaukee Counties Capacity Recommendations
Data retrieved from: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
About Our Data
Outbreaks: COVID-19 outbreaks for Long-term Care Facilities (LTCFs) are defined as one lab confirmed positive case of a resident or staff. Outside of LTCFs, outbreaks for other locations, facilities, and events are defined as two lab confirmed positive cases within a 14-day period.
A single confirmed case in the following setting initiates a facility-wide public health investigation:
- Long-term care facilities include skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities (community-based residential facilities and residential care apartment complexes).
Two or more confirmed cases in the following settings initiate a facility-wide public health investigation:
- Group housing facilities include correctional facilities, homeless shelters, dormitories, and group homes.
- Health care facilities include hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers, hospice, and in-home care.
- Workplace (non-health care) settings include manufacturing and production facilities, distribution facilities, offices, and other indoor workplaces.
- Other settings include adult or child day care centers, restaurants, event spaces, and religious settings.
Data shown above are subject to change. As individual cases are investigated by public health, there may be corrections to the status and details of cases that result in changes to this information.