Langlade County COVID-19 Public Notifications

Langlade County Health Department continues to work diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Part of this effort is to notify those who may have been exposed to a person(s) with COVID-19 in a public setting. This page is a resource for the public to understand the risk for all known places within Langlade County. 

On this page you will find a list of public establishments within Langlade County where an exposure has occurred within the last 2 weeks. Establishments will remain on the list for 14 days after the person with COVID-19 last visited the establishment. It is important to note that an establishment appearing on this list does not mean they did something wrong nor does appearing on this list always mean that the establishment should be closed. All establishments have been contacted before they appear on this list. Close contacts that are able to be identified will continue to be contacted individually.  If you are contacted by the health department and told you are a close contact of a positive case, you should follow all guidance provided at that time.

Know that this list is about risk that has already occurred. Langlade County has confirmed community spread. If you are in a public place, you should know that you may come into contact with COVID-19. It remains important to protect yourself and others with frequent hand washing, physical distancing,  face coverings and staying home when you have any symptoms. All who had contact during the time period specified below can complete the Self Screening Tool for free consultation and guidance from a Wisconsin medical professional. In addition, you may wish to contact your health care provider if you develop any symtpoms or are in a high risk group.


See Langlade County Health Department Determination of Release of Public Locations

Definitions
HIGH RISK : A positive case was known to be at an establishment, and there is a risk of contracting COVID-19 for members of the public at this establishment during a specific time period. In addition, all close contacts were not able to be identified (see definition below for close contact). 

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION: This means we are actively seeking contacts of a positive case from an establishment or event. The public notification process will include outreach through social and traditional media to attempt to find all contacts.

CLOSE CONTACT: Individual who has been within six feet of a lab-confirmed positive case of COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more OR an individual who has direct exposure to bodily fluids (for example, through coughing, sneezing, spitting, or singing).

PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATION:
A single case initiates a facility-wide public health investigation in:

  • long-term care facilities, which includes skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities (community-based residential facilities and residential care apartment complexes).
Two or more cases within 28 days in the following settings initiate a facility-wide public health investigation:
  • Group housing facilities include correctional facilities, homeless shelters, dormitories, and group homes.
  • Health care facilities include hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers, hospice, and in-home care.
  • Workplace (non-health care) settings include manufacturing and production facilities, distribution facilities, offices, and other indoor workplaces.
  • Other settings include adult or child day care centers, restaurants, event spaces, and religious settings.
****Please note that an establishment being classified as an outbreak does not mean there is a risk to the public or that they will appear on this page****
 

Establishments with Known Risk

Establishment Name Dates of Possible Exposure  Time of Possible Exposure
   


***NOTE: We make every attempt at transparency and will update this page frequently. Know that given the influx of cases we are experiencing, this page may not have up to the minute information displayed. It is not necessary to contact us to add establishments to this list, they will be added as the disease investigation process is conducted.***

Any questions or conerns can be emailed to Langlade County Health Department at health@co.langlade.wi.us