Critical Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
UPDATED ISOLATION AND PRECAUTION GUIDANCE
Manitowoc County Health Department has adopted the updated CDC COVID-19 Isolation and Precaution guidance for the general public.
People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have COVID-19 can use the CDC Calculator to determine if they need to isolate or take other precautions to prevent spreading COVID-19. The calculator does not apply to certain groups and high-risk settings.
LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION
On 2/25, CDC updated its COVID-19 Community Recommendations, prioritizing hospitalization rates and hospital capacity over rates of infection alone. The new guidelines better reflect this phase of the pandemic, including widespread immunity through vaccination and prior infection as well as better access to testing and treatments.
Manitowoc County is currently experiencing a ‘LOW‘ COVID-19 Community Level. Learn more about what that means here.
Masks continue to be recommended for those who have COVID symptoms, test positive, or have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. Individuals at high-risk for severe illness can talk with a health care provider about taking additional precautions, including wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator and using COVID-19 self-tests before getting together with friends and family
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone sick with COVID-19, you should get tested.
In March 2023, the Health Department released a COVID-19 Response Equity Report to examine rates of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths using various demographic filters to identify any groups of people that may have experienced a disproportionate impact of disease during the pandemic, so that we may better address these populations moving forward.
If you have questions or concerns please contact the Manitowoc County Health Department during business hours at 920-683-4155.