Health Department

COVID-19 Resources


The Village of Greendale Health Department may have limited services due to COVID 19. 

Quarantine Updates 

The updated Quarantine Period Guidance will go into effect for Wisconsinites on Monday, December 7.

“For many, there may be barriers that make quarantining for a full 14 days extremely challenging,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “While a shorter quarantine carries additional risk of spreading COVID-19, when done responsibly, it can make quarantining easier for more Wisconsinites.”

 While a 14-day quarantine is still the safest option, this new guidance takes into account emerging scientific evidence on quarantine periods, and recognizes the difficulty many Wisconsinites may have complying with the full 14-day quarantine.

 DHS now allows that people who do not develop symptoms can end their quarantine:

  • After completing day 10 of quarantine without testing.
  • After completing day 7 of quarantine and receiving a negative test result (molecular or antigen) that was collected within 48 hours of the end of quarantine.

 People must continue to monitor for symptoms for the full 14 days. If symptoms develop following the end of quarantine, people are advised to immediately isolate, contact their health care provider, and get tested.

To view Greendale Health Department's guidance tip sheet- click here

 

Testing Updates
--COVID Test results will likely take at least 3-7 days to arrive during the holiday season. Starting with the lead-up to Thanksgiving and throughout the month of December, testing results will likely take more time due to high numbers of individuals seeking a COVID-19 test.

--If you are waiting for your test results- STAY HOME until you get your result. If you test positive, you MUST stay home and ISOLATED for 10 days from test or symptom start date. Please do you part- stay safe, stay well!

--As always , you can call your healthcare provider's COVID-19 hotline, or visit testupmke.com to locate testing sites and hours.

Not sure if you need a test- take the self assessment on testupmke.com.

Vaccine Updates

It will take many months to vaccinate all Wisconsinites. In the meantime, there are many ways we can protect ourselves and others from COVID-19.

Ways to stop the spread include:

  • Staying at home as much as possible and especially if you are sick.
  • Wearing a mask in public.
  • Staying at least 6 feet away from other people when possible when you leave your home.
  • Avoiding close contact with people, particularly those who are sick.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Getting tested if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash and washing or sanitizing your hands.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information about Wisconsin's plan for COVID-19 Vaccine, visit DHS's website.

Eligible individuals include: Healthcare providers, police, fire, those 65+
Soon to be eligible groups include: March 1st Eligiblility


 

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact and are in need of testing, check out TestUpMKE.
  • If you need help navigating how to get tested, please call the Greendale Health Department at 414-423-2110.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, let others know they may have been exposed to Coronavirus, and what they can do about it.  Go to tellyourcontacts.org.  Send them a notification via text or email to let them know, and show them where they can get reliable, up-to-date information, including where to get tested.
  • If you would like more information about the difference between isolation and quarantine, visit https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/index.html
  • If you are interested in additional data such as hospitalizations, deaths, age, race, ethnicity, or other jurisdictions in Milwaukee County, visit the dashboard https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/COVID-19

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