COVID-19 numbers in Milwaukee County: Click Here

COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin: Click Here

COVID-19 numbers in the United States: Click Here

For the most current information on the COVID-19, please visit the CDC or WI DHS website. 

North Shore Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening: Click Here

The North Shore is remains in Phase B of the NSHD reopening plan as of 6/4/20.

How to Protect Yourself:

  • Keep 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. Hand sanitizers of at least 60% alcohol should be used in situations where soap and water are not available.
  • Wear a cloth face covering to keep infectious particles from entering the air when you speak, cough or sneeze. Read more about the importance of cloth face coverings to slow the spread: Click Here. For more information on cloth face coverings and tips on making your own: DHS and CDC
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces before you touch, such as shopping carts and basket handles.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • CDC Fact Sheet on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 

You could be sick with COVID-19 and not even know it. The infectious period begins approximately 2 days before symptoms appear, meaning you can get others sick before you are actually feeling unwell. Some cases of COVID-19 have had no symptoms at all or only displayed minor symptoms.

Even if you do not feel sick it is important to take the necessary precautions, as you may be unknowingly spreading the virus. Community transmission in the North Shore can be reduced if everyone acts as if they could be spreading the virus to others AND everyone assumes they are at risk of being exposed every time they are out on public.

What should I do if I get a fever, cough, or am having trouble breathing, or need medical care?

  • Visit our testing page for more information on testing options in the North Shore.
  • Stay home and minimize close contact with others to prevent further spread.
  • Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • If you have a facemask, wear it if you need to be around other people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often and disinfect frequently used surfaces.
  • Call your primary care provider to discuss symptoms if they continue to worsen.
  • In an emergency, call 911.   

Disinfection Information:

The EPA says it is best to follow the instructions on the disinfectant's label and pay attention to the how long the product should be on the surface you're cleaning. Alcohol-based cleaning products for use on surfaces should be at least 70% alcohol in order to be effective. Click Here for EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

North Shore Health Department phone number: (414) 371-2980


We highly recommend anyone present at recent protest events monitor their signs and symptoms for COVID-19 for 14 days after they attended an event. If you develops any signs, please get tested for COVID-19 and isolate at home until you know your test results.
See the list of MKE testing sites here:

The North Shore remains in Phase B of our reopening plan as of Thursday, June 4th. 

Businesses and organizations should continue to follow Phase B of the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening. 

Free COVID-19 drive-thru and walk up testing is now available at Custer Stadium across the street from Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education: Testing is being done by the Wisconsin National Guard. The address is 4300 W. Fairmount Ave.

Hours: Mon – Thurs  11am to 7pm; Fri– Sat  11am to 5pm; Sunday Closed

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing: The Ozaukee/Washington Public Health Department and North Shore Health Department COVID-19 Testing at Washington County Fair Park June 1-3 is full. The registration line is now closed. See here for other testing options.

DATCP released guidance for reopening different community establishments:

Reopening Pools & Water Attractions

Reopening Lodging

Reopening Restaurants

These guidelines are to be used alongside the NSHD guidelines as well as other industry specific recommendations.

The North Shore is currently in Phase B of the NSHD reopening plan as of today 5/22/20:

Beginning today, Friday, May 22, the North Shore is in Phase B of our reopening plan. Businesses and organizations should begin to reopen following Phase B of the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening. 

Phased Reopening Update (5/19/20):

The current order for the North Shore is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020. No further order will be issued at this time. All remaining businesses will be allowed to open, if they choose to, utilizing the CDC and WEDC’s Safe Business Practices and Physical Distancing and Protective Measures for staff and patrons and following the "Phase B" recommendations. See more information here.

COVID-19 Test Results:

If you were tested for COVID-19 and directed to contact the North Shore Health Department for results, please email us at to request your results. Please include your full name, date of birth and address.

5/11/20: Governor Evers and WI DHS released Emergency Order #36: Interim Order to Turn the Dial: This order allows all standalone or strip-mall based retail stores to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time while maintaining required social distancing practices. Drive-in theaters are also now allowed to operate with some restrictions. The press release can be found here

This order has since been retracted.

5/11/20: COVID-19 Testing in Milwaukee: Testing will be offered on Milwaukee's north and south sides -- at the Midtown parking lot near 57th Street and Capitol Drive, and at UMOS on S. Chase Avenue near Rosedale Avenue. Testing will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week, and you do not need to make an appointment, and do not need to be showing symptoms to be tested.                 
5/6/20: Waukesha County is opening a drive-thru testing site: Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to hold drive-thru testing at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Wisconsin residents that are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can receive drive-thru testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following days: Saturday, May 9; Monday, May 11; and Tuesday, May 12. You must register in advance to receive testing by calling 262-548-7626. The registration hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, May 6-11. For more information: Waukesha County Press Release

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