Welcome to North Shore Health Department Registration for the COVID-19 testing at Nicolet High School Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10 is full. Continue to check the sign-up page, as people are cancelling and opening up appointments: LINK After getting tested, follow these guidelines from the WI Department of Health Services on what to do while you wait for your results: Click Here COVID-19 Testing in Milwaukee: Click Here 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 7/8/20: Wear a Mask! COVID-19 is primarily spread via respiratory droplets when people are in close proximity with each other and people that are infected speak, sneeze, or cough. People can be infected and have no symptoms (asymptomatic) and they are still able to transmit the virus. It is strongly recommended that the general public wear a cloth face mask in public settings. Wearing a cloth face mask is one of the most effective ways to reduce person to person transmission of COVID-19 because it serves as a barrier to prevent droplets from entering the air (known as source control). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that demonstrates cloth face masks reduce the spray of respiratory droplets. Cloth face masks are most effective at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 when they are widely used by the public and used in combination with other preventive measures, including physical distancing and proper hygiene practices. You should wear a face mask in all public settings, especially in indoor spaces where physical distancing is difficult to maintain. How do I properly wear a cloth face mask? Wash your hands before putting on your face covering Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face Make sure you can breathe easily Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands More information on cloth face coverings: CDC website Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.