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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

March 31, 2020: Second COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Waupaca County

Safer At Home:safer at home logo 3.30.20

The Safer At Home Order is effective at 8 AM on March 25, 2020,
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April 24, 2020, or until an overriding order is issued.

Individuals do not need special permission to leave their homes, but they must comply with this order as to when it is allowable to leave home. If a business is an Essential Business or Operation as defined in this order, it does not need documentation or certification to continue its work that is done in compliance with this order.

Under this order, Wisconsin residents are able to:
  • Perform tasks essential to maintain health and safety, such as obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor;
  • Get necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, such as getting food and supplies, pet food and supplies necessary for staying at home;
  • Care for a family member in another household; and
  • Care for older adults, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

The symptoms below may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

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People at Higher Risk for Severe Illness:

Based on currently available information, older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Protect Yourself and Others:

  • wash hands 3.19.20Where it’s possible, we also encourage the use of telehealth to keep visits to clinics and hospitals to a minimum--again for your protection, and for the safety of our healthcare providers. Additionally if you are having symptoms, CALL your doctor BEFORE going to the hospital/clinic.
 Click here for more tips from the WI Dept of Health Services
Contact Us
Public Health:

Health and Human Services:


Email: publichealth@co.waupaca.wi.us

Jed Wohlt, Health Officer

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