Greendale COVID-19

COVID-19


 
COVID-Cases

This week (from 1/7-1/13), we received notification of 264 new cases.  The rate of spread and burden has increased and the number of cases are increasing.  Please stay safe and stay healthy (1/14/22).  

For additional COVID-19 statistics and data, visit: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/COVID-19 and https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/cases.htm 

Curious what the current hospital status is in the state of Wisconsin? View the Wisconsin Hospital Association Dashboard for more information https://www.wha.org/Covid-19Update

For Childrens Wisconsin's Weekly Child COVID-19 Status Update- visit this site: https://childrenswi.org/newshub/stories/childrens-wisconsin-hospital-census-report

1.13.22 COVID data
All other questions may be directed to the Greendale Health Department at 414-423-2110.

For more resources about COVID-19 and schools- visit our School Health page.
  • Use this link to schedule a pediatric vaccine appointment at Children's Wisconsin
  • To find other pediatric vaccination locations, click here
About Covid-19
COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day.

COVID-19 is a communicable, respiratory disease that can cause severe illness in some people. COVID-19 is easily transmitted from person to person in close contact through the respiratory droplets and aerosol particles. An infected person can spread this virus when they are physically near others (within about 6 feet) by coughing, sneezing, singing, talking, and breathing. People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.

Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness.

Important Ways to Slow the Spread
Visit the How to Protect Yourself & Others page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19.

Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing:

*If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results, please check with testing provider and refer these next steps as there may be delays in communication during this time. Visit healthymke.com for other testing resources.

When should I get tested?
You should get tested if you are feeling sick, even mild cold symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19 (if you are identified as a close contact, you will need to continue with your quarantine period, even if you test negative- as it may take 2-14 days for the virus to show up).

But I am vaccinated! 
Fully vaccinated people with symptoms should get tested as soon as possible.  If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms, you should get tested 5 days after exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days or until you receive a negative test result from that test. (12/27/21)

Where should I go for testing?
Healthy MKE is a website for Milwaukee County about COVID-19 testing, and vaccinations.  There is a tool to help you find a testing location that meets your needs.
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The following locations are also within a 5 mile radius of Greendale:

Summit Clinic Labs- Milwaukee South
7358 W Rawson Avenue
PCR testing for all ages
No appointments required

Zia COVID Testing
2741 W. Layton Avenue
PCR testing
Appointment required, schedule online or call 414-839-5795

Hayat Pharmacy- Layton Ave
805 W. Layton Ave 
Rapid antigen, regular PCR, and same day PCR
Appointment required,  call 414-483-0000

What kind of test should I get?
Learn about the different types of COVID-19 tests below

Molecular Tests (PCR, NAAT, viral test): diagnostic test- tests for active COVID-19 infection, done by swabbing the nose or throat, or collecting saliva

Antigen Test (rapid test): diagnostic test- tests for active COVID-19 infection, done by swabbing the nose,  has reduced accuracy compared to molecular tests.

Antibody Test (blood test, serology test): not diagnostic- tests for past COVID-19 infection, done by drawing blood.  It can't diagnose current infection or assume immunity to COVID-19 if antibodies are present.(8/16/21)

At Home Test : The FDA has authorized more COVID-19 tests, like at-home tests, giving Americans more options for COVID-19 testing.  While at-home tests are a good screening tool, Wisconsin DHS expects that if you test positive on an at-home test, you will report the result to public health.  It is encouraged that you will obtain follow-up testing using a lab-based test (ideally a molecular test) within 48 hours to either confirm or override at-home test result. (9/9/21)


                                     What if I Test Positive For COVID -19?
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If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms have improved after 5 days, you can leave your house on day 6.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
**Day 0 of your isolation is the day your symptoms started. If you do not have symptoms, day 0 is the day you were tested.
For more detailed information go to:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/diagnosed.htm

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What if I Was Exposed to COVID-19?

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)
If you:
Have been boosted

OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

*If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you:
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Are unvaccinated

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.

*If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home
(12/27/21)


How Do I Treat COVID-19?
The Center for Disease Control, (CDC) has information about managing COVID-19 patients,  treatment, and guidance by patient type.  Please go to:   Clinical Care Information for COVID-19 | CDC
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Two Oral Antiviral Drugs to Treat COVID-19 (12/29/21)
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorizations to Pfizer for paxlovid and to Merck for molnupiravir. These oral antiviral drugs are now authorized for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adult patients ages 18 years and older who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19. Paxlovid is also authorized for use in pediatric patients ages 12 years and older.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will oversee allocation of 10 million courses of paxlovid and three million courses of molnupiravir purchased by the federal government. HHS and ASPR will ensure fair and equitable distribution of these oral antiviral drugs to state and territorial health departments.
The Greendale Health Department recommends that if you have tested  positive for COVID-19 and are concerned about any of the symptoms you are experiencing, that you call your medical provider and discuss any treatment. Your medical provider is the expert in personalizing care specific for you and is most familiar with you and your health history. 

You should seek emergency care if you experience any of the following  emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.  Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

                                        Where Can I Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19?
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See the first page of the Greendale Health Department web page: Welcome to Village of Greendale, WI