North Shore Health News

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We completed the North Shore Community Health Assessment (CHA). Click the image below to access the full report.



Our Health Officer was interviewed by Fox6 Milwaukee regarding the dangers of fentanyl:


After the Winter Storm: POWER OUTAGE

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Learn more about the Monkeypox Vaccine.





New COVID-19 Vaccination
Data Dashboard

Mental Health Month – Together we can reduce stigma

Resources & Services at Rogers Behavioral Health



Some individuals have the option to receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna four months after their first booster dose. This includes people who are:

  • 50 years or older
  • 18 years or older and received both a first dose and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson
  • 12 years or older and moderately to severely immunocompromised (see list).

Call 414-371-2980 to schedule an appointment at our department.

Milwaukee County Overdose Dashboard Press Release

Latest Effort to Transparently Share Data, Increase Accountability, and Develop Community-Wide Strategies to Improve Health


Call 414-758-5681 or email [email protected] to register.


Pfizer (12+ years) and Pediatric Pfizer (5-11 years) available on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 15th from 1pm-3pm in Brown Deer

First, Second, Third & Booster Doses available for those eligible.

New COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites Now Open at Ascension
Wisconsin Locations in Milwaukee:

More Information

Wisconsin COVID-19 Testing Updates 

Complaint or concern about a COVID-19 testing experience? Wisconsinites can direct complaints about a COVID-19 testing experience to the DHS Office of Inspector General by calling 877-865-3432 or reporting online.

Many new testing sites are opening up. Concerned about a testing site being legitimate? Click Here

Register for the next REDgen speaker series event on January 26th.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Order free COVID-19 at-home tests:

January 7, 2022: We have received an immense number of new COVID-19 cases over the past couple weeks. We do not have the capacity to follow-up with each case.

Please follow the new isolation guidelines if you test positive. If you have questions, call us at 414-371-2980. While we welcome your questions, we may not be able to answer and return every call. Please leave a message and after a prioritization process, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Media Statement

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services adopted the new shortened isolation and quarantine guidelines yesterday and these updated guidelines will now be followed by the North Shore Health Department.

Read the full
Public Health Advisory

Take charge of your health and sign up for a telephone workshop with MKE County Aging & Disabilities Services.


To register for any of these workshops, please contact: [email protected] or (414) 289-6352.

Learn more on their website: MKE Department on Aging

PEDIATRIC PFIZER VACCINES: We do not have any first dose pediatric clinics scheduled at our office at this time. Find other pediatric Pfizer vaccination locations: Click Here

We have no appointments available for the Pfizer booster at this time. We are not currently providing Moderna boosters and do not anticipate receiving Moderna vaccine. 

As of November 19th, anyone in Wisconsin 18 years old and older can get a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. DHS has announced support of the recommendation of the CDC for the booster at least six months after getting a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. People who got the J&J vaccine are also eligible for a booster dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines.

Find a booster near you:
Click Here

October 27, 2021

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Find out if you are eligible and find a vaccine near you at

More info on who is eligible for a booster.

FAQ about COVID-19 boosters and third doses.

Couldn’t make it to Drug Take Back Day to dispose of your unused medications? No worries. Many drug disposal boxes are open year-round.
Find a disposal site near you.


THE ART OF AGING: A Resource and Lifestyle Fair for Older Adults - More Information


Flu shots are available to homebound North Shore residents by appointment only on the following dates: 

Wednesday, October 6th
Wednesday, October 20th
Wednesday, October 27th

Call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.

There is a difference between a "third dose" and a "booster."

Third doses are intended for only those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and these individuals are eligible now to receive this third dose, which should be given no sooner than 28 days after the initial two-dose series. Booster shots are set to begin the week of September 20th and these are intended for anyone who has completed a two-dose mRNA vaccine series 8+ months ago.

More information on third doses for immunocompromised:

Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots: CLICK HERE

Community Level Transmission Update 8/11/21:

The North Shore is continuing to experience HIGH community transmission based on the 7-day case rate (data from 8/4 to 8/10), meaning masks are recommended for everyone in indoor public places.

Milwaukee County is also experiencing HIGH community transmission at this time.

For more information on guidance from the NSHD: NSHD Memo Aligning with CDC:

CDC COVID Data Tracker:

Updated Mask Recommendations


The North Shore Health Department is aligning with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and recommending that everyone in areas of substantial or high community transmission should wear a mask indoors in public, even if they are fully vaccinated (CDC Website).

NSHD Memo Aligning with CDC

Still basking in the Bucks afterglow? One of the best ways to keep the celebration going is to keep yourself and others healthy. If you were exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, get tested. Find testing options

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Locations

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Includes Wisconsin WI DHS Press Release

At this time, DHS urges consumers not to purchase, eat, or serve BrightFarms branded pre-packaged salad greens. Consumers and food service establishments who have BrightFarms salad greens with any best-by date should not eat, serve or sell any of the recalled products.

Nine people in both Illinois and Wisconsin have been infected. One individual has been hospitalized and no deaths.

New COVID-19 vaccine data visualizations now available on the WI DHS website. The new maps allow Wisconsinites to view current COVID-19 vaccine data in a variety of different geographic breakdowns. 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services surveillance data indicate a significant increase in non-COVID respiratory illnesses during June 2021, specifically respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza and seasonal coronaviruses. It is unusual to see high incidence of these viruses at this time of year. Everyday actions that prevent the spread of COVID-19, can also prevent the spread of other respiratory illnesses. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home when you are sick.

MKE Wellness Symposium - Reconnecting for a Healthier Community

Virtual Event on May 26 from 8:30 - 11 a.m.


Presented by the Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging and AARP Wisconsin.

Register for this event here.

Providers Offering In-Home COVID-19 Vaccines:

Health Connections –
call 414-999-1099

Welltopia Pharmacy –
call 262-429-9429 or submit a contact form on their website.

Hayat Pharmacy –
call 414-483-0000

VaccineFinder - VaccineFinder helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

COVID-19 vaccines at North Shore Pharmacy: Schedule an Appointment

COVID-19 vaccines at SAGE Specialty Pharmacy: Pfizer vaccine is still available this week - Sign up here or call 414-861-7243 to make an appointment.

Greenfield Health Department MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday 04/14/2021 - located at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W Ryan Rd, Franklin, WI 53132.

Sign Up Here:

Ascension Wisconsin is now administering COVID-19 vaccinations for any eligible person, regardless of health system affiliation. 

The website to self-schedule is open to the public for those age 18 and older. For patients aged 16-17, individuals are asked to schedule directly through an Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin provider. To schedule an appointment, individuals may use this link:

Appointments are scheduled in advance. No walk-in vaccinations are available at this time. Please check the scheduling link often as new appointment times are added on a weekly basis. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines through Ascension Wisconsin, please visit: 

COVID-19 Vaccinations at the Wisconsin Center

Starting Monday April 5, everyone 16 years and older is eligible for the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Thousands of vaccines are available daily at the Wisconsin Center.
All 16 and 17 year olds must have parent/guardian consent.
Vaccines are provided free of charge.

Vaccinations at the Wisconsin Center are now open to all eligible individuals living and working throughout the region. Individuals meeting the eligibility criteria can sign up for vaccination appointments through the health department’s scheduling portal and vaccine information hub at People without internet access can schedule appointments by calling 414-286-6800.

COVID-19 Testing at Health Connections: March Schedule

February 17th Reopening Update: 
Letter to North Shore Residents and Community Leaders

Visit our Safe Practices Page for more information.

COVID-19 Testing at Health Connections: More Information

NSHD Vaccine Update 1/29/21: Click Here

NSHD Vaccine Update 1/27/21: Click Here

Health Connections Inc. COVID-19 Testing: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 1pm. 

Testing is done at East Lake Towers, 4425 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale, WI 53212

All testing is drive thru. No appointment needed, but you must PRE-REGISTER HERE. Find more information on their website.

Vaccine Update 1/25/21: We are continuing to vaccinate Phase 1A at this time. We are not currently making appointments for Phase 1B and do not have a waiting list. We will share information about Phase 1B via our email updates list. 

Vaccine Update 1/20/21: Click Here

We are continuing to vaccinate Phase 1A at this time. We are not currently making appointments for Phase 1B and do not have a waiting list. We will share information about Phase 1B via our email updates list. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Meijer: Click Here

NSHD COVID-19 non-Phase 1A Vaccine Updates Email List: 
Sign Up Here


The North Shore Health Department is aligning with Wisconsin DHS prioritization guidelines and is beginning Phase 1A vaccination this week. More information on Phase 1B and 1C will be shared when available. Updates: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Connector Tool:

Registration is open for organizations and individuals seeking to deliver - and access - Phase 1A vaccinations. You should register at the above link if your organization is a certified COVID-19 vaccinator or you are a Phase 1A organization or individual, such as an unaffiliated healthcare provider, looking to be vaccinated.

COVID-19 Testing at Health Connections in Glendale: January Hours

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Check back regularly for updates.

The North Shore Health Department is aligning with Wisconsin DHS prioritization guidelines and is not currently vaccinating the general public. As additional vaccine supply becomes available, we will provide updates.

Healthy MKE – A Resource for COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

COVID-19: At-Home Collection Kit | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Exposure Notification app is available starting December 23. WI Exposure Notification is a smartphone app that uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. Once you activate the app, your phone exchanges anonymous signals with other phones that are near it for at least 15 minutes. If somebody who has the app tests positive for COVID-19, they can then send an alert using the app to the phones with those signals.

WI Exposure Notification FAQ

Milwaukee Community Testing Sites Holiday Hours

Additional testing sites in Milwaukee County

Join Experts from the Medical College of Wisconsin for a Community Briefing Focused on COVID-19 Vaccines

Briefings will include opportunities to ask questions from MCW experts and highlights include safety, distribution planning, what you can expect from the vaccine and community protection.

Register for Friday, Dec. 18, 12:00-12:45 pm: 

Register for Monday, Dec. 21, 6:00-6:45 pm:

MCW COVID-19 Vaccine Website:

COVID-19 and Winter Holidays | CDC

COVID-19 Testing information in Milwaukee | TestUpMKE

Updated NSHD Quarantine Guidance

DHS Announcement on New Quarantine Guidelines

Different Types of COVID-19 Tests: PCR, Antigen & Antibody

Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing Explained: PCR & Antigen

Health Connections Glendale COVID-19 Testing: December Hours

WI Office of Children’s Mental Health: Guidance and Ideas for the 2020 Holidays. The 2020 holidays are going to be different.  With the advice being to stay home, be safe, and help stop the spread of COVID-19, we offer suggestions on how to make the holidays still meaningful and fulfilling: Click Here

Milwaukee Area COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

COVID-19 Testing in Glendale: Click Here


Dementia Education - "Proven Ways to a Healthier Brain"

Virtual event on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:30-7:30 pm

To sign up, email [email protected] or call 414-847-2727. 

The American Lung Association has selected Brown Deer's Lorraine Lathen as the recipient of the national 2020 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award - Press Release

IMPORTANT UPDATE for October 30:

The North Shore is moving back into Phase B of our reopening plan.

Phase B Guidelines and Phases Summary Table 

Read the Call to Action from area local health departments:

Wisconsin Southeast Region Health Alert & Call to Action 10/29/20:  Do Your Part, Stop the Spread

Tested positive for COVID-19? Notify your close contacts

School Superintendent Letter to Families in the North Shore and Washington-Ozaukee Counties

Important Updates Regarding WI COVID-19 Data:

The Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will be undergoing routine maintenance beginning on Friday, October 16, 2020, through Sunday, October 18, 2020. DHS will not be updating COVID-19 visualizations during this time. For a more accurate representation of COVID-19 in Wisconsin during this upgrade, we recommend looking at the 7-day rolling averages. 

Tested positive for COVID-19? Help slow the spread by notifying your close contacts of their exposure.

How to notify close contacts

COVID-19 Response Job Openings

Get your flu shot!

Other Drive-Thru Testing Locations -  Open starting 10/12/20:

Milwaukee Health Department Northwest Health Center - 7630 W. Mill Rd.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Milwaukee Health Department Southside Health Center - 1639 S. 23rd St.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Walgreens VAR


New Statewide 25% Limit on Indoor Gatherings:

Governor Tony Evers today directed the Department of Health Services (DHS) to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. See full the order and list of exemptions here.

This directive is effective at 8 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2020, and will remain in effect until Nov. 6, 2020, and applies to any gatherings at locations that are open to the public such as stores, restaurants, and other businesses that allow public entry, as well as spaces with ticketed events. A frequently asked questions document is available for review here.

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Milwaukee County

 Who should get tested? It is recommended that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 get tested. More information.

September is National Preparedness Month

What you can do to prepare for an emergency: Click Here

Preparedness resources:

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day - Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

WI DHS Press Release

Know the Signs

Support Lines

August 2020 Newsletter


Call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.

Brown Deer Flu Clinics

Shorewood Flu Clinics

Quarantine Guidance from CDC

How to correctly wear and dispose of face masks

WHO Video

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required.

Monday, Aug. 17 | Noon - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Please enter State Fair Park via Gate 9 located at S. 76th Street and W. Pierce Street.

The National Guard will offer 1,000 tests each day. Once 1,000 tests are reached no more will be given that day.

Preventing COVID-19 in Schools: Watch the video here!

Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide:

Read the full emergency order here.  Press Release here. FAQ here.

Our July newsletter is now available. In it you will find information on COVID-19 data, testing, face masks, travel, and more.

Map of testing sites in Milwaukee County: Click Here Scroll under the dashboard to see the testing information.

Local Mask Requirements:

Brown Deer Resolution: Click Here

Glendale Resolution and FAQ: Click Here

Shorewood Ordinance: Click Here

Whitefish Bay Ordinance and FAQ: Click Here

North Shore COVID-19 Data: Click Here

Test Results

Did you get tested at a National Guard testing site? Have you been waiting more than 5 days for your COVID-19 test results? Do you need a copy of your test results? 

Get your results by calling the Wisconsin COVID-19 Results Line at (866)419-6988.

The COVID-19 Results Line is open Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm.

Once you call, you’ll need to provide: the date of your test, the National Guard testing site you visited, your name, and your date of birth.

In addition to getting your results over the phone, the Results Line can mail you your test results.

Please wait to call the Results Line until 5 days after your test. If you call before the 5-day mark, they cannot guarantee your results will be ready.

Testing at Nicolet High School has been extended to next week Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15. People with signs and symptoms or that have had direct exposure to someone with COVID-19 are being prioritized. Sign up here: LINK

Test Results

If you were tested at the Nicolet HS testing site, the National Guard is calling people with negative test results and your local health department is notifying people with positive results. The National Guard will call you twice and if you do not answer they will direct you to contact your local health department. If you live in the North Shore, please email us at [email protected] to request your results. Please include your full name, date of birth and address. We will send you a consent form to fill out before we give you your results. If you do not live in the North Shore we cannot release your results. Please contact your local health department. 

The Shorewood Village Board passed an ordinance requiring everyone ages 4 and up to wear a face mask in indoor public places. Additional information will be coming out regarding when the mandate will go into effect. At this time, the ordinance goes until January 15, 2021.

Map of other testing sites in Milwaukee County: Click Here Scroll under the dashboard to see the testing information.

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

Visiting friends and family with higher risk for severe illness?

Watch this video from the CDC:

Click Here

The North Shore Health Department will be closed Friday, July 3 for the holiday weekend. If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 over the weekend, call 211 or visit their website:

If it is an emergency, call 911.

If you were tested for COVID-19 and still need your results: If you live in the North Shore, please email us at [email protected] to request your results. Please include your full name, date of birth and address. If you do not live in the North Shore we cannot release your results. Please contact your local health department. 

Read our June newsletter here.

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.

Take the North Shore COVID-19 Community Survey: Click Here

North Shore COVID-19 data is available on our website: Click Here

This data is updated Monday through Friday at approximately 4:00 p.m. and is also included in the daily public briefings here.

For daily udpates on COVID-19 in the North Shore, read our Public Briefings released Monday through Friday: Click Here

COVID-19 Testing in Milwaukee Area: Click Here

Testing at Custer Stadium and UMOS will be closed July 2nd - 5th.

Do you have questions about COVID-19? Wondering about antibody testing? Want to know how you can safely enjoy your summer to the fullest? Check out COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect (CWC), either online or on your smartphone, to find your answers. CWC was created by experts in Wisconsin with the community in mind. The goal of CWC is to provide up-to-date, factual answers and information about COVID-19. It also offers resources you might find helpful if you are feeling lonely, sad, or stressed.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction published Education Forward to guide school districts as they prepare for the 2020-21 school year: Click Here

CDC guidance on deciding to go out:

This guidance will help you determine potential risks associated with different activities and interactions, as well as how to prevent COVID-19 transmission while out in public.

Guidance on Mass Gatherings from the NSHD:

The North Shore is now in Phase C of the NSHD Reopening Plan as of 6/12/20.

Read the letter on the decision to move to Phase C.
See the Phase C detailed guidelines and the chart for information on the new occupancy limits.

Job Post: Click Here
To apply: Click Here

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.


Mon – Thurs  11am to 7pm 

Fri– Sat  11am to 5pm

Sunday Closed

UPDATE: 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.

Full Job Description

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 [email protected] to request your results. Please include your full name, date of birth and address. 

COVID-19 Testing:

Ozaukee/Washington Public Health Department and North Shore Health Department COVID-19 Testing at Concordia University May 28-30 and Washington County Fair Park June 1-3: Click Here

Other testing in Milwaukee: Click Here

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 in Phase B of the NSHD reopening plan as of Friday, May 22:

 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 North Shore Health Department released a Letter on the North Shore Reopening Plan. Moving forward, businesses and organizations should begin to reopen Friday, May 22, 2020 under 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.  

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 [email protected] to request your results. Please include your full name, date of birth and address. 

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.

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. 

Our very own Kala Hardy, BSN, RN was featured on WISN 12 News. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what the Public Health Nurses at the North Shore Health Department are doing to slow the spread of COVID-19: Click Here

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes: The CDC released a general framework for creating and maintaining a cleaning and disinfecting plan: website and toolkit.

Governor Evers directed the Department of Natural Resources to re-open several state parks, forests, and recreational areas on May 1 with special pre-cautions in place to maintain social distancing. The full list of parks to re-open and additional information can be found here: Press Release

Governor Evers and WI DHS released Emergency Order #34: Interim Order to Turn the Dial, which allows additional businesses to operate under certain restrictions: The order will go into effect on Wednesday, April 29thOrder   Press Release   FAQ

ATTENTION: If you received a phone call from our main number (414) 371-2980 and there was no voicemail or no identification of the number belonging to the North Shore Health Department this call was likely a spam call. We will always identify ourselves as the North Shore Health Department and leave a directive to call us back in a voicemail. Thank you for your understanding.

Governor Evers and WI DHS announce their plan to reopen Wisconsin: Badger Bounce Back Plan

The Plan

Press Release Here

Order Here

Governor Evers extends Wisconsin's Safer at Home order through Tuesday, May 26:

Press Release Here

Order Here

FAQ Here

April 15th: Governor Evers released a statement following the Wisconsin State Senate's passage of COVID-19 response legislation.

“My pen has been waiting for weeks to sign legislation that guarantees Wisconsin will capture our fair share of federal dollars under the CARES Act and ensures workers experiencing unemployment and underemployment won’t be forced to wait an extra week for needed benefits to kick in. This bill is finally a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done."

Wisconsin is starting to see Safer at Home measures pay off – the curve is beginning to flatten: Thank you to everyone that is staying home and taking the proper precautions to slow the spread. We have seen fewer cases, hospitalizations and deaths because of the Safer at Home order than was projected at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. These measures are working, but we can't let up yet!

Governor Evers reminds Wisconsinites of options for religious gatherings and services: Press Release

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.

Bayside Buzz Newsletter on Election


COVID-19 Vaccines

The updated COVID-19 vaccine has been approvedEveryone 6 months and older is now eligible and recommended to receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine. Doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine will start arriving in Wisconsin within the coming days and will continue to be delivered over the next several weeks. 

Where can you get vaccinated? 

Check with your health insurance provider to find a doctor, clinic, or pharmacy where vaccines will be available to you, and bring your insurance information to your vaccination appointment. If you do not have health insurance, or your health insurance does not cover vaccines, there are programs that can help, including the Vaccines for Children program and Vaccines for Adults program.

The North Shore Health Department will ONLY be able to give COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured/underinsured children and adults (Vaccines for Children and Vaccines for Adults Bridge Access Program).


Our Mission

In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.

Contact NSHD

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Closed Holidays.

Please contact us at (414) 371-2980 during our regular business hours or e-mail us at [email protected]. Please leave your name, phone number and/or email. 

If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified. 

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