Coronavirus Disease 2019
There are many types of human coronavirus, such as MERS and SARS. The new and rapidly evolving coronavirus is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This new coronavirus was first found in Wuhan, China.
If you have questions about symptoms you may have, exposure to people who traveled or had coronavirus, or the need for testing, please contact your health care provider.
What Rock County Public Health Department is Doing
Our team has been receiving regular updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) since January. We have been working to ensure that our emergency preparedness plans, including our pandemic plan, are current and up-to-date. Here are some key things that we have been doing to keep people safe and healthy:
- Monitoring people who may have come in contact with someone who has coronavirus. We follow standard communicable disease contact investigation procedures to follow-up with anyone who may have come in contact with an infected person, which includes contacting them to let them know they may have been exposed, giving them information about symptoms to watch for, and making sure they isolate themselves if they meet certain risk criteria.
- Staying up-to-date on the latest information and guidance. Since coronavirus guidance is constantly changing, we attend webinars and receive regular updates from the Wisconsin DHS and the CDC.
- Helping communities prepare. We have been working hard to find and create resources for businesses, schools, individuals, and families to help prepare in the event that coronavirus spreads in our community.
- Providing accurate, up-to-date information. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information.