Oak Creek Health Department

Oak Creek Health Department The Oak Creek Health Department prides itself on the quality of its services and on its efforts to meet the health and safety needs of our citizens.

The City of Oak Creek prides itself on the quality of its services and on its efforts to meet the needs of its citizens. The Oak Creek Health Department is a major contributor to this effort. The Health Department is committed to improving the health and well-being of Oak Creek residents through communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control, generalized public health nursing program, health promotion, disease prevention, and human health hazard prevention and control (Administrative Rule HFS 140). In addition, the Health Department provides programming involving assessment, education, policy development and assurance (Wis. Stat. 251). Vision To be the leader in providing valuable resources, public health and environmental health services while fostering community partnerships to ensure and promote the health of our growing and diverse community.

Mission: To promote health, prevent disease and injury, and provide a healthy environment for the individual, family and community.

Operating as usual

The South Shore Testing Site will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to weather.  Normal testing hours wil...
02/16/2021

The South Shore Testing Site will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to weather. Normal testing hours will resume on Friday, February 19.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 15 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been...
02/15/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 15 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the February 12 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 4,004 (+10)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,714 (+94)
Deaths: 49 (no change)

Burden*: 354/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.2%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/27- 2/9)**: 130
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 97,062 (+251)
Individuals Testing Negative: 445,765 (+1,829)
Deaths: 1,188 (+2)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 555,708 (+1,660)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,568,204 (+11,116)
Deaths: 6,166 (+15)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

Happy Valentine’s Day! #youstopthespread
02/13/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day! #youstopthespread

There are plenty of great ways to celebrate #ValentinesDay at home with those you live with. Show your love while #YouStopTheSpread.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 12 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been...
02/12/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 12 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the February 10 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,994 (+13)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,620 (+59)
Deaths: 49 (no change)

Burden*: 354/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.2%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/27- 2/9)**: 130
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 96,811 (+327)
Individuals Testing Negative: 443,936 (+1,738)
Deaths: 1,186 (+2)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 554,048 (+2,177)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,557,088 (+10,512)
Deaths: 6,151 (+22)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 10 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been...
02/10/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 10 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the February 8 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,981 (+13)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,561 (+97)
Deaths: 49 (no change)

Burden*: 447/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.3%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/20 - 2/2)**: 163
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 96,484 (+240)
Individuals Testing Negative: 442,198 (+1,357)
Deaths: 1,184 (+4)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 551,871 (+1,502)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,546,576 (+8,479)
Deaths: 6,129 (+74)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 8 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been ...
02/08/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 8 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the February 5 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,968 (+31)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,464 (+83)
Deaths: 49 (+2)

Burden*: 447/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.3%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/20 - 2/2)**: 163
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 96,244 (+365)
Individuals Testing Negative: 440,841 (+1,676)
Deaths: 1,180 (+5)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 550,369 (+2,148)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,538,097 (+10,535)
Deaths: 6,055 (+35)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

Beginning this week, the South Shore Testing Site will be open three days per week - Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fr...
02/08/2021

Beginning this week, the South Shore Testing Site will be open three days per week - Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please make note of the change for your future testing needs.

If you or your child has asthma, plan ahead this winter!
02/08/2021

If you or your child has asthma, plan ahead this winter!

If you or your child has #asthma, very cold weather can make it hard to breathe when you go outside. Coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, or wheezing while outdoors are signs you need to get indoors and follow the steps in your asthma management plan to treat symptoms.

Plan ahead with these top 10 tips so you can #BreatheEasier this winter:

1. Take your meds as prescribed even when you feel good.
2. Limit outside time if cold air triggers your asthma.
3. Carry your inhaler when outdoors in case you have an asthma attack.
4. Use your inhaler 15-30 minutes before spending time outdoors.
5. Wear a mask or scarf over your mouth and nose to warm the air you breathe in.
6. Use a humidifier in bedrooms at night to combat dry air.
7. Drink extra fluids in winter and use saline nasal sprays to moisten nasal passages.
8. Stay healthy by steering clear of people with #colds, #flu or #COVID19, and washing your hands regularly.
9. Avoid indoor asthma triggers like tobacco smoke and indoor allergens (dust mites, mold, animal dander, strong scents, pests, chemical cleaning products, etc.).
10.Get your flu shot!

Find more information for managing asthma in winter from the Wisconsin Asthma Program dhs.wisconsin.gov/asthma/index.htm #wiwx #coldweather

Stay safe this weekend!
02/06/2021

Stay safe this weekend!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 5 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been ...
02/05/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 5 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the February 3 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,937 (+20)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,381 (+70)
Deaths: 47 (no change)

Burden*: 447/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.3%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/20 - 2/2)**: 163
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 95,879 (+416)
Individuals Testing Negative: 439,165 (+1,604)
Deaths: 1,175 (+24)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 548,221 (+2,784)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,527,562 (+10,116)
Deaths: 6,020 (+69)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

City of South Milwaukee
02/05/2021

City of South Milwaukee

On Thursday, February 4, 2021 it was determined that due to inclement weather, the South Shore Testing Site in South Milwaukee will be CLOSED on the following dates:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Normal testing hours will resume on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
For complete information, visit: http://bit.ly/020421TestingSiteClosed

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 3 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been ...
02/03/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 3 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the February 1 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,917 (+19)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,311 (+68)
Deaths: 47 (+1)

Burden*: 625/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.2%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/13 - 1/26)**: 229
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 95,463 (+385)
Individuals Testing Negative: 437,561 (+1,132)
Deaths: 1,151 (+15)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 545,437 (+2,272)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,517,446 (+6,776)
Deaths: 5,951 (+54)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 1 •Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been ...
02/01/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • February 1 •

Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the January 29 update.

Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19

For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)

COVID-19 in our Area

Oak Creek:
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,898 (+34)
Individuals Testing Negative: 15,243 (+78)
Deaths: 46 (no change)

Burden*: 625/100,000
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 9.2%
* Updated every Friday

Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (1/13 - 1/26)**: 229
** Used to calculate Burden

Milwaukee County:
Individuals Testing Positive: 95,078 (+582)
Individuals Testing Negative: 436,429 (+1,890)
Deaths: 1,136 (+1)

Wisconsin:
Individuals Testing Positive: 543,165 (+3,250)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,510,670 (+12,153)
Deaths: 5,897 (+37)

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.

NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.

Preventative Actions

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.

Address

8040 S 6th St.
Oak Creek, WI
53154

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(414) 766-7950

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