A Message from Green County Public Health
Green County Public Health is invested in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Through contact tracing, community education, planning, and several other mitigation strategies GCPH is working to slow the spread. Community members of Green County can help in keeping our community safe and healthy by practicing these key behaviors:
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine
- Physically distancing from others, staying 6 feet away
- Wearing a mask
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol
- Clean frequently touched surfaces
Mask Guidance from CDC
*** As of Friday, August 13th Green County has increased from “substantial” to “high” disease transmission according to the CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker, Therefore, at this time, it is recommended that everyone, including fully vaccinated people, wear a mask when in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. Masks are recommended for people age two and older.
New information about COVID-19 leads to better understanding of how to prevent the spread of the virus, and thus new recommendations. Recently the CDC updated their mask wearing guidance based on the most up-to-date information about the Delta COVID-19 variant. In areas with “substantial” or “high” levels of disease spread everyone, including fully vaccinated people, should wear a mask indoors. When the CDC revised its guidance in May, the delta variant represented 1% of all cases, now more than 80% of all cases are due to the Delta varriant.
Check the out the CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker Map here to view the level of disease transmission in our county.
Masks Required Sign
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Green County Public Health is offering no-appointment, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics three days per week.
- Mondays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clinics are located at the Green County Public Health department in the Green County Government Services Building (N3152 WI-81, Monroe, WI 53566). These vaccine clinics are open to anyone 12 years of age and older. Kids 12-17 will need a parent/guardian present to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Green County Public Health often offers special event pop-up COVID-19 clinics accross Green County, to find information on pop-up clinics please visit our COVID-19 vaccine webpage: https://gcpublichealth.org/covid-19-vaccine/
Green County Public Health offers COVID-19 testing one day per week outside of Green County Public Health (N3152 WI-81, Monroe, WI 53566) underneath the over-hang at the front of the building.
- Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
No appointment is necessary, but we ask that everyone register for their COVID-19 test ahead of time. This saves staff and community members time. To register for your test please visit: https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/en-US/
Testing is available for anyone 12 months of age and older. Anyone 12 months-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian authorized to give consent for the COVID-19 test on their behalf.
Recommendations & Guidance
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic recommendations have changed as we learn more about the virus, and now as more people have gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. For the most recent recommendations and gudiance please check out the resources listed below:
- Staying Safe in Your Community
- Guidance for the Workplace
Please “Like” Green County Public Health on Facebook for the most up-to-date receommendations: https://www.facebook.com/GreenCountyPublicHealth
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 data for the state of Wisconsin and Green County we encourage you to visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm
Our department has several graphs from WI DHS available on our data dashboard page: https://gcpublichealth.org/covid-19-charts/