Welcome to North Shore Health Department COVID-19 TESTING: We do not provide testing for COVID-19 at the health department. Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your risk level and they will determine if testing is appropriate. If you have no symptoms or are experiencing mild, upper respiratory symptoms, testing is not recommended according to the WI Department of Health Services (DHS). Self-isolate in your home to prevent further spread until your symptoms improve. It is recommended to isolate for at least 7 days from symptom onset AND be fever and symptom free for 3 days (72 hours) before ending isolation. For additional testing info: Click Here North Shore Health Department Highlights - 4/7/2020: COVID-19 Update Community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring in the communities of the North Shore. Everyone should assume they could be at risk of exposure to COVID-19 when out in public settings. The NSHD highly recommends, under the guidance of the WI Department of Health Services (DHS) and the CDC, that North Shore residents stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave for essential functions, such as grocery shopping, pharmacy visits or medical appointments. When conducting essential tasks, take the proper precautions to reduce your risk and prevent further spread: 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. For more on cloth face coverings, click here. Clean and disinfect surfaces before you touch, such as shopping carts and basket handles. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 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. Please do your part and just stay home! Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights. Need a license for the DNC?