North Shore Health Department

North Shore Health Department Provides public health services for the 7 Wisconsin communities of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay.

The NSHD is guided in its work by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 10 Essential Public Health Services. These services codify the responsibilities of public health agencies in the United States to promote and protect the health of the public to prevent disease and injury. All of the NSHD’s program
and service areas incorporate the essential public health services. The NSHD has two

The NSHD is guided in its work by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 10 Essential Public Health Services. These services codify the responsibilities of public health agencies in the United States to promote and protect the health of the public to prevent disease and injury. All of the NSHD’s program
and service areas incorporate the essential public health services. The NSHD has two

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North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Friday, January 14, 2022.Our offices will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022. Numbers...
01/14/2022

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Friday, January 14, 2022.
Our offices will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022. Numbers will be updated Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Stay safe!

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Friday, January 14, 2022.
Our offices will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022. Numbers will be updated Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Stay safe!

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets. Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are need...
01/14/2022

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.
Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.

To donate or learn more visit http://ow.ly/10H350Hp5A4

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.
Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.

To donate or learn more visit http://ow.ly/10H350Hp5A4

We have $10 flu shots available at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices between January 18 and February 18 for those 18 ...
01/13/2022

We have $10 flu shots available at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices between January 18 and February 18 for those 18 and under. Please call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.

Over 18 years old? Give us a call! We have additional supply for adults. Flu shots for adults are $40 cash or check. If you have one of these insurance companies, we are able to bill insurance and there is no charge: Medicare, Medicaid, Humana, United Healthcare and Anthem (BlueCross BlueShield).

We have $10 flu shots available at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices between January 18 and February 18 for those 18 and under. Please call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.

Over 18 years old? Give us a call! We have additional supply for adults. Flu shots for adults are $40 cash or check. If you have one of these insurance companies, we are able to bill insurance and there is no charge: Medicare, Medicaid, Humana, United Healthcare and Anthem (BlueCross BlueShield).

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Thursday, January 13, 2022North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqjState and MKE Count...
01/13/2022

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Thursday, January 13, 2022

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Thursday, January 13, 2022

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

Who can get a booster dose? Everyone ages 12 and older is recommended to get a booster dose. At this time, 12 through 17...
01/13/2022

Who can get a booster dose? Everyone ages 12 and older is recommended to get a booster dose. At this time, 12 through 17-year-olds are only allowed to receive a Pfizer vaccine booster dose.

Call 414-371-2980 to schedule an appointment.

More information on COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm

Who can get a booster dose? Everyone ages 12 and older is recommended to get a booster dose. At this time, 12 through 17-year-olds are only allowed to receive a Pfizer vaccine booster dose.

Call 414-371-2980 to schedule an appointment.

More information on COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Wednesday, January 12, 2022North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqjState and MKE Coun...
01/12/2022

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Wednesday, January 12, 2022

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Wednesday, January 12, 2022

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

The North Shore is experiencing HIGH community transmission based on the 7-day case rate (data from 1/5 to 1/11). Masks ...
01/12/2022

The North Shore is experiencing HIGH community transmission based on the 7-day case rate (data from 1/5 to 1/11). Masks are highly recommended for everyone in indoor public places.

CDC COVID Data Tracker: http://ow.ly/eigb50HkAFH

Community Transmission Level by Municipality is available on the WI DHS website: http://ow.ly/s1H550HkAFE (scroll down to the map).

More North Shore data is available on our website: http://ow.ly/hIjG50HkAFG

The North Shore is experiencing HIGH community transmission based on the 7-day case rate (data from 1/5 to 1/11). Masks are highly recommended for everyone in indoor public places.

CDC COVID Data Tracker: http://ow.ly/eigb50HkAFH

Community Transmission Level by Municipality is available on the WI DHS website: http://ow.ly/s1H550HkAFE (scroll down to the map).

More North Shore data is available on our website: http://ow.ly/hIjG50HkAFG

01/12/2022

Don't forget! Listening sessions to get your input on how to use opioid settlement funds begin tomorrow! Register to take part in your region or an evening session, or fill out a survey to let us know your thoughts on how to use these funds to address the state's opioid epidemic where you live. Learn more and sign up today at dhs.wisconsin.gov/opioids/listening-sessions.htm #wisconsin #opioids #recovery #doseofreality

Your thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories...
01/11/2022

Your thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Diseases of the thyroid cause it to make either too much or too little of the hormone.

Women can be affected by many different thyroid conditions. Learn more by visiting http://ow.ly/jFSZ50Hp4AB

Your thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Diseases of the thyroid cause it to make either too much or too little of the hormone.

Women can be affected by many different thyroid conditions. Learn more by visiting http://ow.ly/jFSZ50Hp4AB

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Tuesday, January 11, 2022North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqjState and MKE County...
01/11/2022

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Tuesday, January 11, 2022

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

North Shore COVID-19 numbers as of Tuesday, January 11, 2022

North Shore Dashboard: ow.ly/v32950HfYqj

State and MKE County Data: ow.ly/2XgX50HfYqo

NSHD Healthy Highlight 1/11/22: Dental CareTaking care of your teeth is important, it helps prevent cavities and gum dis...
01/11/2022

NSHD Healthy Highlight 1/11/22: Dental Care

Taking care of your teeth is important, it helps prevent cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To prevent cavities and plaque buildup, brush your teeth twice and floss at least once per day. Bushing stimulates the gums which helps keeps them healthy and prevents gum disease.

Proper brushing and flossing can help prevent cavities. Cavities occur when plaque, a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth, breaks down sugar found on teeth into acids, after we eat. These acids eat away at tooth enamel, causing holes, or cavities. Plaque also causes gum disease that can make gums red, swollen and sore (also known as gingivitis). Harder plaque, that is more damaging and difficult to remove, is known as tarter. To help slow the development of new tarter, using anti-tarter toothpastes and mouthwashes, as wells as spending extra time brushing the inside of lower front teeth and outside of upper back teeth, may help.

Read more: http://ow.ly/cppj50Hs5u4

Wisconsin Oral Health Program: http://ow.ly/5ZP850Hs5u2

NSHD Healthy Highlight 1/11/22: Dental Care

Taking care of your teeth is important, it helps prevent cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To prevent cavities and plaque buildup, brush your teeth twice and floss at least once per day. Bushing stimulates the gums which helps keeps them healthy and prevents gum disease.

Proper brushing and flossing can help prevent cavities. Cavities occur when plaque, a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth, breaks down sugar found on teeth into acids, after we eat. These acids eat away at tooth enamel, causing holes, or cavities. Plaque also causes gum disease that can make gums red, swollen and sore (also known as gingivitis). Harder plaque, that is more damaging and difficult to remove, is known as tarter. To help slow the development of new tarter, using anti-tarter toothpastes and mouthwashes, as wells as spending extra time brushing the inside of lower front teeth and outside of upper back teeth, may help.

Read more: http://ow.ly/cppj50Hs5u4

Wisconsin Oral Health Program: http://ow.ly/5ZP850Hs5u2

When does isolation for COVID-19 end after testing positive? This helpful graphic will help you understand how long you ...
01/11/2022

When does isolation for COVID-19 end after testing positive? This helpful graphic will help you understand how long you should isolate and when your isolation is over.

Q: Welp, I have COVID. When can I stop worrying about giving it to other people?

The short answer is: 10 days after you first felt sick or tested positive, assuming you’re feeling better by then. If you’re not better, consult your clinician about ending your isolation period.

There have been lots of updates to these guidelines for the time periods around COVID-19 exposures and infections, and reading them can feel like doing mental gymnastics. 🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️ Isolation... quarantine... 5 days… 24 hours… if-then-or-except… are you confused yet? Is that headache from the virus or from reading the CDC guidance?! 🤯

This post will focus on the guidance for ISOLATION. There is different (but similar-sounding) guidance for QUARANTINE, which we’ll briefly cover at the bottom of this post.
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ISOLATION: When you know (or suspect, because you are sick) you have COVID-19 and you’re trying to avoid giving it to anyone else by *isolating* yourself. Isolation means no sharing air or physical contact with other people, even the people you live with.
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After you start feeling sick (or receive a positive test), you should completely avoid contact with all other people--even the people you live with--for at least 5 days full days. Start counting from 0 on the first day you had symptoms. If you never have any symptoms, count from the date your positive test was administered.

If you have to breathe the same air as other people for any reason during isolation, you and the other people should wear a well-fitted N95 type mask (not a fabric mask) whenever you are in the same room.

We are aware that it is really not possible for parents to isolate from their children. Many of us are moms. We know. If the kids have COVID-19 or you do, it will be all but impossible to keep the whole household from getting sick. CDC does not officially offer guidance here, but our advice as moms and scientists is to *do your best* and *isolate as a unit*. If one kid is sick, do not send the other one to school. Assume everyone is either infected or incubating an infection until proven otherwise. 🤒

Meanwhile, do what you can to reduce transmission within your household. Wear masks 😷, crank up the air filters, don't share cups or utensils, and (to the extent that it is safe and possible) maintain physical distancing. If you have a very high-risk person in your household and they're not sick yet, consider isolating them from everyone else (if you can do so safely, obviously).
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5 full days from your first symptoms (or positive test, if you never had symptoms) you need to ask yourself if you’re feeling better. Feeling better sooner than 5 days is great news--good for you! But it does not mean your isolation can end before 5 days.

So if it has been 5 days, and you have not had a fever for a whole day (that is, 24 hours--without the help of fever-reducing medications), CDC guidance says you can end your isolation and move on to a strict mask-wearing phase.

For 5 MORE days, you should continue to 😷 😷 wear an N95 type mask 😷😷whenever you are around other people. An estimated 1 in 3 people is still infectious on day 5, so this mask-wearing phase is important.
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Situations:

😓 If you are not feeling better on the 5th day after you first had symptoms, you must wait until you start to get better. Once you’ve started to see improvement and you have been free of fever for 24 hours, you can move to the mask-wearing phase for 5 more days.

🏥 If you are still not feeling better after 10 days, or you were really sick (requiring hospital care), continue isolating and ask your clinician when you should end isolation.

➕ If you never had symptoms but only had a positive test, you still need to isolate for 5 days from the date you of the test, followed by 5 more days of strict mask-wearing. It doesn't matter if it was an antigen test or a PCR test.

➖😕➕ If you had a negative antigen test and a positive PCR test, isolate for 5 days followed by 5 more days of strict mask-wearing. If you have a positive antigen test and can’t get a PCR test, isolate for 5 days followed by 5 more days of strict mask-wearing. If you can't or won't test and you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you should isolate for 5 days followed by 5 more days of strict mask-wearing.

💪🩹 Vaccination will likely keep you out of the hospital, but it doesn’t matter for isolation rules. Whether you are fully vaccinated or not, if you start to feel ill or test positive (on an antigen or PCR test), the guidance is 5 days of isolation followed by 5 days of strict mask-wearing.

📅 If you have symptoms and a positive test on different days, start counting from the date of symptoms. We think. This is actually a little unclear in the CDC guidance. 🤪

👨‍👨‍👦 Multiple family members sick? Each person has their own isolation period starting from the first day THEY had symptoms (or a positive test).
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Strict mask-wearing means wearing a mask that fits well and has good filtration, such as an N95 mask. Strict mask-wearing means the mask is covering your 👄 mouth and 👃 nose at all times with no breaks for eating, drinking, smoking, applying chapstick, scratching your nose, talking on the phone, or doing anything else. Mask breaks should happen away from all other people.
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QUARANTINE is what we do after we find out that someone we shared air with ended up being positive for COVID-19. You’re feeling fine and haven’t tested positive, but you’re in this purgatory phase where you are waiting to see if you’ll get sick. ⌛

You only have to quarantine if you are not fully vaccinated. To quarantine, you should stay at home and wear a mask around other people for 5 days. Then, you should get tested on day 5 (or 6 or 7) after the exposure. If your test is negative, you can stop quarantining at home, but continue wearing a mask and monitoring for symptoms through day 10 after exposure. You should also avoid travel and avoid people who are high-risk during this time.

If you ARE fully vaccinated, you don’t have to quarantine but you should still get tested on days 5-7 after exposure, watch for symptoms, avoid travel and wear a mask until day 10.
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And of course, we need to remind you that we're explaining the CDC guidance here, not offering medical advice for your specific situation. Please consult your clinician with all your questions about your symptoms.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

We have $10 flu shots available at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices between January 18 and February 18 for those 18 ...
01/11/2022

We have $10 flu shots available at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices between January 18 and February 18 for those 18 and under. Please call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.

Over 18 years old? Give us a call! We have additional supply for adults. Flu shots for adults are $40 cash or check. If you have one of these insurance companies, we are able to bill insurance and there is no charge: Medicare, Medicaid, Humana, United Healthcare and Anthem (BlueCross BlueShield).

We have $10 flu shots available at our Brown Deer and Shorewood offices between January 18 and February 18 for those 18 and under. Please call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.

Over 18 years old? Give us a call! We have additional supply for adults. Flu shots for adults are $40 cash or check. If you have one of these insurance companies, we are able to bill insurance and there is no charge: Medicare, Medicaid, Humana, United Healthcare and Anthem (BlueCross BlueShield).

01/11/2022

It's a #cold one out there. Bundle up this morning – and any time you have to be outside in this #wiwx – especially if you're waiting for a bus, walking to classes or work, or working outside. Take steps to prevent #frostbite or #hypothermia: dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/winter-weather.htm

We still have appointments available tomorrow, January 12th for pediatric (5-11 years) Pfizer vaccinations at our Brown ...
01/11/2022

We still have appointments available tomorrow, January 12th for pediatric (5-11 years) Pfizer vaccinations at our Brown Deer office. Please call 414-371-2980 to schedule an appointment.

We have now expanded our January 20th clinic in Shorewood to include pediatric (5-11 year old) vaccinations in addition to the 12+ vaccinations.

We still have appointments available tomorrow, January 12th for pediatric (5-11 years) Pfizer vaccinations at our Brown Deer office. Please call 414-371-2980 to schedule an appointment.

We have now expanded our January 20th clinic in Shorewood to include pediatric (5-11 year old) vaccinations in addition to the 12+ vaccinations.

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4800 Green Brook Dr.
Brown Deer, WI
53223

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(414) 371-2980

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The Shorewood Village Board and the Whitefish Village Board are Meeting this week and next to discuss mandatory mask wearing inside. Our governor’s hand have been tied by the Supreme Court and our State legislators are not meeting again this year so we depend on our local governments, unfortunately to mandate mask wearing inside.
When are playgrounds going to be re-opened?
Are you still offering bike helmets for sale during the SAH orders? We could use a bigger helmet if there's a way to purchase without contact. Thanks!
If we test positive for COVid-19 or we strongly suspect that we are sick, is the NSHD tracking cases and is it expected that citizens alert your office?
Today’s post regarding Covid-19 stated that “Wisconsin has 155 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 62 being in Milwaukee County and a sizable number of these from communities in the North Shore area.” Can we find out the breakdown by each city? This is valuable information we need to know.
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