COVID-19 Community Levels

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.

Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in our area:

COVID-19 by County | CDC


 Please see below for additional key messages with resource links: 

VACCINATE: Those 5 years and older are eligible for a primary series. 12 and older may also be eligible for a booster vaccine. Call 2-1-1 or visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine clinic near you.

MASK: Wear a well-fitting mask in public and near others if you were recently exposed or positive for COVID to help protect yourself and others. If you are using a N95 mask, make sure you are wearing it properly. Clean/replace and store your mask correctly.

TEST: Sick or exposed? Visit your local pharmacy or health care system website for testing options and appointments or request an at-home collection kit.

ISOLATE: Positive or sick? Stay home and away from others for at least 5 days and until your symptoms are resolving. Notify your close contacts (online contact tracing/positive home test reporting is available for De Pere residents). Mask 5 additional days. Live outside the city limits of De Pere and are positive? Find contact information for your local health department HERE. For help with isolation dates or more information, visit: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC

QUARANTINE: Exposed to someone who is positive (close contact)? Stay home and away from others for at least 5 days (unless you are fully up-to-date on COVID vaccinations). Regardless of vaccination, get tested after 5 days and wear a mask for 10 days total from your exposure. If positive, see above regarding isolation. For help with quarantine dates or more information, visit: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC


Frequently Used DPHD Resources:

 

DE PERE POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE ONLINE CONTACT TRACING/POSITIVE HOME TEST REPORTING

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UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS 

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COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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INFORMATION ON OTHER/ROUTINE VACCINATIONS


Our Mission

The City of De Pere Health Department serves to protect and promote public health across the lifespan through: education, policy development and valued services.

Our Vision

De Pere: A community where all people can live well and flourish together.

 


 
Public Health Nursing Services
De Pere Public Health Nursing provides services to the community which focus on health promotion and disease prevention.  Communicable Disease investigation, education, and follow-up include sexually transmitted diseases, foodborne and waterborne illnesses, tuberculosis, and vaccine preventable diseases.  Maternal and Child Health nursing services include home visits for families with new babies. Home visits focus on assessment, education and connecting families to community resources.
Environmental Health
The Environmental Health Program protects the health and safety of De Pere residents and visitors through regulatory activities in establishments with weights and measurement devices, restaurants and retail food establishments, public swimming pools, lodging establishments and tattoo/body piercing establishments. Additionally, the health department investigates nuisance complaints, housing sanitation complaints, rodent and insect infestations, lead based paint hazards, human or animal rabies exposures, and other environmental hazards. The health department also provides public education and acts as a referral mechanism to other state and local agencies for information on environmental health concerns.
In accordance with the State inspection program, all of the City of De Pere food inspection reports will be posted online beginning July 1, 2015. De Pere Health Department Food Inspection Reports
Public Health Preparedness

The Health Department works to increase the capacity of the community to effectively respond to public health emergencies through assessing, planning, training, collaboration and community education.

  

Community Health Improvement Process

Brown County and De Pere Health Departments, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, healthcare networks, and the Brown County United Way, formed a Steering Committee to work with community partners to identify health concerns for improvement in Brown County and De Pere. The identified priorities selected were: adequate, appropriate, and safe food and nutrition; oral health; mental health and unhealthy alcohol and drug use. Action teams of community members have been formed and led by area health care networks to plan improvements over the next 3 years.

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