COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 VACCINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

February 25, 2021

OCONTO, WI (February 25, 2021)-Demand for COVID-19 vaccine continues to exceed the supply of vaccines distributed each week.  This week, Oconto County Public Health received about 1/3 of their requested doses from the State of Wisconsin.  Beginning on March 1, 2021, additional populations will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Wisconsin.  Due to the limited…

Oconto County to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Individuals in Phase 1A

January 18, 2021

Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) will administer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in phase 1A as defined by the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC), including police and fire personnel.  At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are not available for the general public.  The COVID-19 vaccine clinic for those in phase 1A will be held Tuesday,…

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE FROM OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

December 22, 2020

Oconto County Public Health is continuing a planning process to ensure safe distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The safety of the COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.  According to the CDC, the data and findings from the vaccine clinical trials show that the benefits of receiving the vaccine outweigh the harms of becoming infected with…

FREE COVID-19 TESTING CONTINUES IN NORTHERN OCONTO COUNTY

December 15, 2020

Due to the continued partnership between Oconto County Public Health, Oconto County Emergency Management and the Wisconsin National Guard, free COVID-19 testing will continue in northern Oconto County into early 2021.  The Wisconsin National Guard will be providing free drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing at the Doty Town Hall located at 14899 County Road T,…

COVID-19 Testing at the Doty Town Hall

November 19, 2020

Oconto County Public Health and Emergency Management continue to partner with the Wisconsin National Guard to provide free COVID-19 testing in northern Oconto County.     The Wisconsin National Guard will be providing free drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing at the Doty Town Hall located at 14899 County Road T, Mountain WI 54149.  The scheduled dates…

COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE IN NORTHERN OCONTO COUNTY

October 22, 2020

In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Oconto County, Oconto County Public Health and Emergency Management have requested COVID-19 testing assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard. The Wisconsin National Guard will be providing free drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing in northern Oconto County.  Testing will take place at the Doty Town Hall located…

OCONTO COUNTY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH CALL FOR UNITED ACTION FROM OUR RESIDENTS

October 9, 2020

OCONTO, WI (October 9, 2020)-There is significant uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in Oconto County.  This uncontrolled spread directly impacts the healthcare system, schools and public health response.  The uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 has led to an increase in hospitalizations and is straining our health care system.  Oconto County hospitals have activated their emergency plans.  Currently,…

OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES A COVID-19 CALL TO ACTION AS LABOR DAY WEEKEND APPROACHES

September 2, 2020

OCONTO, WI (September 2, 2020)-COVID-19 cases in Oconto County have increased dramatically since late July, health officials report today.  According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in Oconto County: In the first two weeks of July, approximately 2% of tests were positive for COVID-19.  In the last two weeks of August, approximately…