The Grant County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 public Vaccinations at UW Platteville in Royce Hall:
June 24th 10:00am to 1:00pm
July 1st 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Grant County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 public Vaccinations at the old ShopKo in Lancaster:
June 23rd 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Department of Health Services News Releases
June 8, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683
Media Briefing: COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A
Will be streamed live on YouTube
· Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
· Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to Chris Sydow before 12:30 p.m. only if you plan to ask a question, and include the reporter name. In the interest of time, we ask just one reporter per outlet to participate with just one question per reporter.
Because we are all working to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and practice physical distancing, this will be a media call streamed live on YouTube. You will be able to see the briefing in its entirety at https://youtu.be/
Community Testing:Weekly COVID-19 Testing at the Shopko location in Lancaster has been discontinued due to a decline in utilization. In-car drive-thru testing is now available by appointment through the Grant County Health Department, by calling 608-723-1604.
March 30 – Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Everyone 16 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5
Gov. Tony Evers, with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), today announced everyone age 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5, 2021. Wisconsin currently leads the nation in being one of the most efficient vaccinators for getting available shots in arms. With increased vaccine supply and an accelerated vaccination pace in recent weeks, the state is able to push the eligibility date four weeks earlier than expected.
“We knew all along our COVID-19 vaccination program would be a massive undertaking, and we’re proud Wisconsin is currently leading the country in these efforts and that we’re now able to give all Wisconsinites 16 and older the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Gov. Evers. “This marks a major milestone in our state’s fight against this virus and gets us closer to overcoming this pandemic and bouncing back together. Thank you to all the folks in public health, vaccinators, and staff helping make this possible.”
Gov. Evers and DHS Move Up People with Medical Conditions for COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to March 22
Date Moved Up Due to Availability of Appointments and Increased Vaccine Supply
MADISON — Gov. Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 22, which is earlier than previously expected. This eligibility group includes individuals with medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Current Eligibility Includes
March 10, 2021- A $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill was passed on Wednesday (March 10th) and goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. This will fund increases in vaccine distribution, $1,400 cash payments to millions of Americans, extended unemployment benefits and more. Read the full article here.
COVID-19 Response Update
January 12, 2021 – PREPARING FOR YOUR
1. Click here for your Vaccine READINESS CHECKLIST
2. Click here for VACCINE SAFETY INFORMATION
3. Click here for your COVID 19 Vaccination Record card
4. and Click here for your Grant County Health Department Screening and Consent Form
January 11, 2021 –
Department of Health Services Announces Police and Fire are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines will be available to them starting January 18, 2021
“The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Police and Fire personnel will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 18, 2021 which begins the first step into phase 1B for Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been vaccinating the 1A population since December 14, 2020 which includes frontline health care workers and residents of long term care facilities including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are 1098 entities fully registered and ready to provide COVID-19 vaccines in Wisconsin. Local Health Departments (LHD) will be leading the coordination for the vaccination of Police and Fire personnel, as well as EMS and unaffiliated health care providers in their jurisdictions. Local Health Departments will work in partnership with local vaccinators, including health care systems and pharmacies. To ensure vaccine access statewide, DHS will also work alongside LHDs in coordinating with police and fire associations.” Click HERE for more information.
Jan 7 – DHS Vaccination Plan Overview. Click link for more information.
Jan 6 – Questions about upcoming vaccinations? Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm.
Dec 17 – Two Platteville COVID COMMUNITY TESTING SITES have been added this week:
Click here for Dec 14 Media Briefing: COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A; Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services & Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager
December 4: Health Alert Bulletin: Options for Reducing the Duration of Quarantine for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19. “In accordance with recently revised CDC guidelines, DHS supports shortening the standard quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days for people who remain asymptomatic, provided that daily symptom monitoring continues for the full 14 day period.” “The duration of quarantine may be further shortened to 7 days using a test-based strategy. “ “Shortened quarantine duration may not be appropriate in all settings.”
Dec 2 – Keeping ourselves, our friends, neighbors and loved ones safe is not political. Today, the “Stop the COVID Spread!” coalition sent an important reminder of that message with the latest ad in the group’s statewide effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the latest ad or learn more about the coalition and how we all need to step up to help stop the spread go to: https://www.wha.org/stopthecovidspread.
November 23: Press Release – Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has Shipped One Millionth N95 Mask through State Distribution System. “Ensuring frontline workers, first responders, and local communities have access to PPE—especially N95 masks—has been a top priority for us since the beginning of this pandemic,” said Gov Evers.
- November 20: Press Release — Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency Due to Overwhelmed Wisconsin Hospitals, Issues New Face Coverings Order “Wisconsin hospitals are overwhelmed and facing staffing shortages,” said Gov. Evers. “We continue to see record-setting days of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin. We need everyone to stay home and wear a mask if you have to you go out. We need your help to stop the spread of this virus, and we all have to do this together.”
- November 20: Gov. Evers Provides Update on the Investment of Nearly $2 Billion in Wisconsin Communities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic.
- November 20: Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge Gov. Tony Evers announced today an additional $70 million in the second round of “We’re All In” grants, bringing the second round total to $120 million to be invested in Wisconsin small businesses. Today’s announcement brings the total investments in the “We’re All In” grant program to $185 million.
COVID-19: Decision Tool for Individuals and Families
If you are thinking about leaving your home to participate in activities within or outside of your community, the decision tool below can help you decide. Ask yourself the questions in each section to think through how your decision might impact yourself and the people you are in contact with.
Coping tips for people facing greater risk
Resources to help you stay healthy, manage stress, and adapt to change.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, evidence shows that the virus is hitting some populations harder than others. Communities of color and other underserved populations have historically faced higher rates of chronic illness, trauma, and health inequities and may have limited access to health care. This means there may be a greater risk of COVID-19 infection and serious illness. If you’re feeling the stress and anxiety that can accompany increased risk, the tools and support services listed below may help.
- COVID-19 health resources(link is external)
- The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness(link is external)
- COVID-19 health equity resources(link is external)
- The racial impacts of COVID-19(link is external)
- What tribal members need to know about COVID-19(link is external) (PDF)
- LGBTQ+ resources during COVID-19(link is external)
- Wisconsin COVID-19 Coronavirus Information(link is external)
- COVID 19: ASL, Language, and Print Resources
Serving Grant and Iowa Counties
(608) 723-6357 (608) 935-2776
24 Hour Crisis: 1 800 362-5717
Industry Specific Guidelines
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.
Resources for General Guidelines
Resources for Lodging and Hospitality Businesses
Resources for Agriculture Businesses
Resources for Construction
Resources for Entertainment Businesses
Resources for Gym and Fitness Centers
Resources for Hair and Nail salons
Resources for Manufacturing Businesses
Resources for Outdoor Gatherings
Resources for Outdoor Recreation
Resources for Professional Services
Resources for Public Facilities
Resources for Restaurants and Food Service
Resources for Retail Businesses
Resources for Transportation Businesses
Resources for Warehouse, Wholesale, Trade
Resources for First Responders and Law Enforcement
Resources for Administrators for Shared or Congregate Housing
Grant County Issues Public Health Emergency Proclamation
- Community Testing: Weekly COVID-19 Testing at the Shopko location in Lancaster has been discontinued due to a decline in utilization. Drive-up in-car testing (BinaxNow Rapid Antigen Test) is now available Monday-Thursday 9a-4p and Friday 9a-12p at the Grant County Health Department by appointment, by calling 608-723-1604.