Welcome to North Shore Health Department The North Shore Health Department and WI National Guard are offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Nicolet High School Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10. Please register ahead of time at this LINK. When you register, you will be asked to read the National Guard's verbal consent form. The eligibility on the form indicates you need to have symptoms or a referral to get tested. This is not necessary. Testing is open to all. You do not need to fill out the form. We will do so on site. COVID-19 Testing in Milwaukee: Click Here Testing at Custer Stadium and UMOS will be closed July 2nd - 5th. The North Shore is in Phase C of the NSHD Reopening Plan: Read the NSHD letter on the decision to move to Phase C. Businesses and organizations should now follow Phase C of the North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines for a Safe, Phased Reopening. These Guidelines are similar to those issued by other suburban health departments in Milwaukee County. The North Shore Health Department’s Guidelines should be used in conjunction with sector specific guidelines by agencies like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) and others. Daily Public Briefings on COVID-19 North Shore Health Department Highlights 6/30/20: Preventing Tick Bites As the weather becomes nicer throughout the summer, it is important to be aware of ticks when enjoying the outdoors. The Fight the Bite! initiative from the Wisconsin DHS is working to spread awareness about mosquitoes and ticks as well as information about bite prevention. In Wisconsin, ticks are mainly active from May through September, but the DHS emphasizes to be cautious of ticks year-round. There are many steps you can take to protect yourself from tick bites including the use of repellants on skin and clothing, wearing appropriate outdoor clothing, avoiding direct contact with ticks and checking for ticks after being outdoors. If you do find a tick embedded on your body, here are some do’s and don’t’s for removing it: Do Grasp tick with a narrow-bladed tweezers as close as possible to the skin. If tweezers are not available, use fingers shielded with tissue paper or rubber gloves. Pull upward and out with a firm and steady tension. Don’t Don’t use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish, or other products. Don't handle a tick with bare hands. Don't squeeze, crush, or puncture the body of the tick, which may contain infectious fluids. Don’t twist while removing as this can cause the mouthparts to break off and stay in the skin. Visit the DHS website for more information. Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.