Do your part to flatten the curve

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Do I need to self-quarantine?

Wisconsin is no longer under a safer at home order, but the following recommendations are still in place:
 
1. Stay at home if you are sick 2. Minimize close physical contact with those outside of your household 3. Minimize travel, especially to areas considered “viral hotspots” within and beyond our state borders 4. Wear a fabric face covering if you must be in public 5. Maintain 6-foot distances with others whenever possible 6. Minimize congregating in groups of any size 7. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water 8. Avoid touching your face
 
In addition, we recommend a 14-day home quarantine for anyone who has traveled outside of their local community.
 
If you have symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing please call your local health care provider. If you are a student you may contact the Student Health Center at 608.785.8558
 
 

 

 

How do I quarantine myself?

If you have determined that you must self-quarantine, please follow these instructions for the next 14 days:

  • Stay home. This means do not go to school, work, public areas or large gatherings such as parties, weddings, meetings and sporting events. If you need medical care, call your health care provider. Call ahead before you go to your doctor’s office or to an emergency room. Tell them your symptoms and that you traveled to an area of the world that has a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.
  • Do not go out to restaurants or have guests over to your house.
  • Postpone any travel. If travel is absolutely necessary, you must contact your local health department first for instructions. Please know, if you choose to travel and become ill while you are away, you may not be able to return home using public transport (for example, air travel) until you are well and released from possible isolation by the local public health department.
  • Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
  • As long as you feel healthy, you may leave the home (in a private vehicle) for a limited time to take care of routine and necessary activities, such as grocery shopping or visiting the pharmacy. Try to avoid busy times of the day.
  • Postpone all non-essential medical appointments (for example, dental cleaning, eye exam, routine check-up) until you are out of quarantine. If you have an essential appointment during the quarantine, please call your provider ahead of time and tell them that you traveled to an area of the world experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. Your local health department may also be able to help you.
  • If you need medical care, call your health care provider. Call ahead before you go to your doctor’s office or to an emergency room. Tell them your symptoms and that you traveled to an area of the world experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Consider minimizing contact with people and animals in your home (stay in your own room and, if possible, use your own bathroom). Avoid sharing personal household items such as dishes, towels and bedding.

How do I monitor myself for symptoms of COVID-19?

For the 14 days after your travels, you should monitor yourself for symptoms.

  • If possible, take your temperature twice a day with a thermometer. A fever is typically a temperature of 100.4°F or greater. If you do not have a thermometer, symptoms of fever may including feeling unusually hot for no reason, having chills or having the sweats.
  • Watch for fever, cough, or trouble breathing.