Welcome to North Shore Health Department COVID-19 HOMEPAGE The North Shore is in Phase C of the NSHD Reopening Plan: 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. North Shore Health Department Highlights 8/4/20: US Census Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. The census is critical in providing data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others will use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Results from the census can inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. Additionally, the results are used to adjust or redraw electoral districts, based on where populations have increased or decreased. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Getting a complete and accurate census count is very important. The U.S. Constitution mandates that the country count its population once every 10 years and it counts everyone living in the United States as well as its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each household only requires one response from an individual who lives in that home, knows general information about each person living there and is at least 15 years old. Currently, approximately 69.6% of households in Wisconsin has self- responded to the US Census via online, by mail or by phone. Milwaukee county currently has a self-response rate of about 65.2%. You can fill out your census questionnaire for your household HERE. For more information about the US Census, please visit the website HERE. Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.