Please visit our Exposure page here
At this time, our healthcare providers are testing those with active symptoms. If you have active symptoms of COVID-19, please reach out to your healthcare provider to be tested, or the nurse line at Mayo or Gundersen. You may also be tested at one of our free community testing sites. If you do not have active symptoms, please call Winona Health or Olmsted Medical Center to inquire about asymptomatic testing. Our health department cannot make testing referrals at this time.
If an employee tests positive, public health recommends against requiring employees to have a doctor’s note or a Public Health release letter to return to work, as this is an unnecessary burden during an emergency response for a communicable disease like COVID-19. Please call the healthcare provider who administered your test for confirmation of your test results. Our department will not be providing individual letters at this time. Individuals may use this form to submit their own letter, if necessary.
Yes. You need to complete the 14 day quarantine, even if you’ve tested negative. You may have been tested too early and may still develop symptoms within the 14 day period, and are able to spread COVID-19 to others. See more info about quarantining here.
Results from the a community testing site may take 3-5 days, but some may take longer due to delays or testing capacity. The National Guard will call you if you have a negative test result, so please keep your voicemail open or answer any unknown numbers that may call after you've been tested. If after 5 days you have not received your results, please call the testing hotline at: 1-866-419-6988.
A person can be released from quarantine when:
See more information about isolation and quarantining after a positive COVID-19 test here.
Please visit our Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative page here.
Use the slider at the top of the page to see case data here.
WI Department of Health Services updates COVID-19 data daily. See county level data here.
Some people also report having:
Clean your hands often.
Avoid close contact
Stay home if you’re sick