Oconto County - A Place For You

Oconto County - A Place For You Official Oconto County page! Stay informed on what's happening in Oconto County! Enjoy the wildlife, the scenery, and friendly communities.

Whatever you choose as your favorite pastime, Oconto County has a trail system, with nearby accommodations, to satisfy your quest for adventures. While you are here, enjoy our museums and historical sites, unique shops and galleries, and community festivals.

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Public Health is excited to partner with our schools to provide back to school immunizations! We will visit the schools ...
07/23/2021

Public Health is excited to partner with our schools to provide back to school immunizations! We will visit the schools in all 5 of our districts in late August to provide FREE immunizations to eligible children ages 4 and up.

Click here for more information including the eligibility requirements: https://bit.ly/3i3S1Bv

Please call 920-834-6846 by Friday, July 30th to schedule an appointment.

Public Health is excited to partner with our schools to provide back to school immunizations! We will visit the schools in all 5 of our districts in late August to provide FREE immunizations to eligible children ages 4 and up.

Click here for more information including the eligibility requirements: https://bit.ly/3i3S1Bv

Please call 920-834-6846 by Friday, July 30th to schedule an appointment.

Are you looking for a new career?
07/22/2021

Are you looking for a new career?

Are you looking for a new career?

To be fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine takes a minimum of 5 weeks.  To make sure that your child is fully vaccinated...
07/22/2021

To be fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine takes a minimum of 5 weeks. To make sure that your child is fully vaccinated by their first day of school, your child that is 12 and older needs to receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine by July 27, 2021.

To find your nearest COVID-19 vaccine location, visit vaccines.gov or call 211. Remember the COVID-19 vaccine is FREE!

For more information, click here. https://www.ocontocountycovid.info/vaccinate-today-to-get-your-kids-ready-for-going-back-to-school/

Thanks to Winnebago County Health Department for this great picture!

To be fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine takes a minimum of 5 weeks. To make sure that your child is fully vaccinated by their first day of school, your child that is 12 and older needs to receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine by July 27, 2021.

To find your nearest COVID-19 vaccine location, visit vaccines.gov or call 211. Remember the COVID-19 vaccine is FREE!

For more information, click here. https://www.ocontocountycovid.info/vaccinate-today-to-get-your-kids-ready-for-going-back-to-school/

Thanks to Winnebago County Health Department for this great picture!

Photos from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources's post
07/20/2021

Photos from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources's post

Just a reminder! Stop on by today starting at 11:30!
07/20/2021

Just a reminder! Stop on by today starting at 11:30!

Just a reminder! Stop on by today starting at 11:30!

Swimmer's Itch Q&AWhat is swimmer's itch? Swimmer's itch is a skin rash caused by a parasite found in the water.Who gets...
07/20/2021

Swimmer's Itch Q&A
What is swimmer's itch? Swimmer's itch is a skin rash caused by a parasite found in the water.

Who gets swimmer's itch? Only about one third of the people who come in contact with the parasite develop swimmer's itch. People who swim or wade in infested water may experience this itchy rash.

How is swimmer's itch spread? An individual may get the infection by swimming or wading in infested water and then allowing water to evaporate off the skin rather than drying the skin with a towel. Person-to-person spread does not occur.

What is the treatment for swimmer's itch? There is no treatment necessary for swimmer’s itch. Some people may get relief from the itching by applying skin lotions or creams to the infected site.

What can be done to reduce the chances of getting swimmer's itch?
• Toweling off immediately after swimming or wading in infested water can be very helpful in preventing rash development.
• Swim in water away from the shore.
• Avoid swimming in areas where snails have accumulated.
• Don't encourage birds to stay near swimming areas by feeding them.

For more information you can visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/swimmersitch.htm

Swimmer's Itch Q&A
What is swimmer's itch? Swimmer's itch is a skin rash caused by a parasite found in the water.

Who gets swimmer's itch? Only about one third of the people who come in contact with the parasite develop swimmer's itch. People who swim or wade in infested water may experience this itchy rash.

How is swimmer's itch spread? An individual may get the infection by swimming or wading in infested water and then allowing water to evaporate off the skin rather than drying the skin with a towel. Person-to-person spread does not occur.

What is the treatment for swimmer's itch? There is no treatment necessary for swimmer’s itch. Some people may get relief from the itching by applying skin lotions or creams to the infected site.

What can be done to reduce the chances of getting swimmer's itch?
• Toweling off immediately after swimming or wading in infested water can be very helpful in preventing rash development.
• Swim in water away from the shore.
• Avoid swimming in areas where snails have accumulated.
• Don't encourage birds to stay near swimming areas by feeding them.

For more information you can visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/swimmersitch.htm

Tomorrow!  Tuesday July 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Join us for Food Trucks for Foster Care!
07/19/2021

Tomorrow! Tuesday July 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Join us for Food Trucks for Foster Care!

Tomorrow! Tuesday July 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Join us for Food Trucks for Foster Care!

From CDC To***co Free: Among U.S. high school students who currently used e-cigarettes in 2020, more than 8 in 10 report...
07/19/2021

From CDC To***co Free: Among U.S. high school students who currently used e-cigarettes in 2020, more than 8 in 10 reported using flavors, with fruit flavors being the most commonly used. Read more about how youth e-cigarette use varied by flavor and device type: https://bit.ly/3bSspEa

From CDC To***co Free: Among U.S. high school students who currently used e-cigarettes in 2020, more than 8 in 10 reported using flavors, with fruit flavors being the most commonly used. Read more about how youth e-cigarette use varied by flavor and device type: https://bit.ly/3bSspEa

If you have a blended family, check this out!  Register today for a FREE opportunity from the University of Wisconsin Ma...
07/18/2021

If you have a blended family, check this out! Register today for a FREE opportunity from the University of Wisconsin Madison Extension to learn about how to help children feel at home in a blended family. Register here: https://bit.ly/3gSElr9

Learn about making the transition to blended family life work for a child​:
* Things a stepparent can do​
* Things an original parent can do​
* Ways to make the step-couple relationship work for children​
* Ways to make co-parenting with ex-partners work for children

If you have a blended family, check this out! Register today for a FREE opportunity from the University of Wisconsin Madison Extension to learn about how to help children feel at home in a blended family. Register here: https://bit.ly/3gSElr9

Learn about making the transition to blended family life work for a child​:
* Things a stepparent can do​
* Things an original parent can do​
* Ways to make the step-couple relationship work for children​
* Ways to make co-parenting with ex-partners work for children

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a new way to view #COVID19_WI vaccine data. Check out maps that show vac...
07/17/2021

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a new way to view #COVID19_WI vaccine data. Check out maps that show vaccinations by:
⏺ Census Tract
⏺ Municipality (Cities, villages, and towns)
⏺ School District Boundaries
⏺ Zip Code Tabulated Area
➡ See the maps: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm#map
➡ Download the data: http://data.dhsgis.wi.gov/.../covid-19-vaccination.../about

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a new way to view #COVID19_WI vaccine data. Check out maps that show vaccinations by:
⏺ Census Tract
⏺ Municipality (Cities, villages, and towns)
⏺ School District Boundaries
⏺ Zip Code Tabulated Area
➡ See the maps: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm#map
➡ Download the data: http://data.dhsgis.wi.gov/.../covid-19-vaccination.../about

“Sunscreen isn’t an all-protective force field. It is intended to be combined with other sun-safety approaches.” Get the...
07/16/2021

“Sunscreen isn’t an all-protective force field. It is intended to be combined with other sun-safety approaches.”

Get the truth about sunscreen here: post.https://blogs.cdc.gov/cancer/2019/05/01/the-truth-about-sunscreen-7-facts-that-will-set-you-straight-for-skin-protection-this-summer/

“Sunscreen isn’t an all-protective force field. It is intended to be combined with other sun-safety approaches.”

Get the truth about sunscreen here: post.https://blogs.cdc.gov/cancer/2019/05/01/the-truth-about-sunscreen-7-facts-that-will-set-you-straight-for-skin-protection-this-summer/

If you're heading outdoors, check out these helpful tips from our friends with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resou...
07/15/2021

If you're heading outdoors, check out these helpful tips from our friends with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources!

The “dog days” of summer are officially here. Play it cool on your next adventure with these tips to beat the heat:
- Pack water and identify places you can refill along your adventure.
- Stay hydrated and drink BEFORE you feel thirsty.
- Take breaks and grab some shade. Reserve extra time to cool off during your activity.
- Is there a beach available at the property? Plan to cool off with a swim or rehydrate under a nearby shelter.

Don’t OutWiGo without H2O! Find more heat-related health and safety tips with information from @DHSWI: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/heat.htm.

Sharing this information from our friends with University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Programs!
07/15/2021

Sharing this information from our friends with University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Programs!

Sharing this information from our friends with University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Programs!

Thank you to our friends with Langlade County Health Department for this information!
07/13/2021

Thank you to our friends with Langlade County Health Department for this information!

Thank you to our friends with Langlade County Health Department for this information!

07/12/2021
How to remove a tick

Public Health recently reported an increase in tick-related illnesses. Here's a great visual to show how to remove a tick from the skin. Click here for more tick removal tips: https://bit.ly/3i0sp7g

Sharing this important #Anxiety information from our friends with Wood County Health Department.  Anxiety affects everyo...
07/12/2021

Sharing this important #Anxiety information from our friends with Wood County Health Department. Anxiety affects everyone differently, but here are some signs and symptoms to look for. If you have anxiety learn what triggers it and what healthy coping methods work for you. Talk to your doctor for additional support.

What’s your favorite type of fish to eat? Make sure you pay attention to the size, species and source of your fish. Chec...
07/11/2021

What’s your favorite type of fish to eat? Make sure you pay attention to the size, species and source of your fish. Check out the Family Guide to Eating Fish for more helpful tips: https://b.link/fishguide

What’s your favorite type of fish to eat? Make sure you pay attention to the size, species and source of your fish. Check out the Family Guide to Eating Fish for more helpful tips: https://b.link/fishguide

It’s berry season! Who doesn’t love some fresh blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries?! To keep them fresh longer, s...
07/10/2021

It’s berry season! Who doesn’t love some fresh blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries?! To keep them fresh longer, store them in a container with holes, lined with a dry paper towel, and change the paper towel if it gets damp.

WICMomStrong.com

It’s berry season! Who doesn’t love some fresh blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries?! To keep them fresh longer, store them in a container with holes, lined with a dry paper towel, and change the paper towel if it gets damp.

WICMomStrong.com

07/09/2021
To learn more about social and emotional milestones for children from birth through first grade, click on the link below...
07/09/2021

To learn more about social and emotional milestones for children from birth through first grade, click on the link below that is provided to you by the Oconto County B-3 program.
https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/youngstar/pdf/wmelssocialemotional.pdf

To learn more about social and emotional milestones for children from birth through first grade, click on the link below that is provided to you by the Oconto County B-3 program.
https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/youngstar/pdf/wmelssocialemotional.pdf

Do you have concerns about a child’s mental or behavioral health? Help is out there, but it can be difficult and confusi...
07/08/2021

Do you have concerns about a child’s mental or behavioral health? Help is out there, but it can be difficult and confusing to find the right service(s).

The WI Children's Mental & Behavioral Health Navigator is a free, confidential, online tool of the Well Badger Resource Center, which helps parents, caregivers, and professionals navigate mental and behavioral health services and support for children, adolescents, and young adults under the age of 21.

Try the Mental & Behavioral Health Navigator at www.cmbh-navigator.org.

Do you have concerns about a child’s mental or behavioral health? Help is out there, but it can be difficult and confusing to find the right service(s).

The WI Children's Mental & Behavioral Health Navigator is a free, confidential, online tool of the Well Badger Resource Center, which helps parents, caregivers, and professionals navigate mental and behavioral health services and support for children, adolescents, and young adults under the age of 21.

Try the Mental & Behavioral Health Navigator at www.cmbh-navigator.org.

Highway Operator I Operator job openings
07/07/2021

Highway Operator I Operator job openings

Highway Operator I Operator job openings

A recent CDC study finds COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths declined more amon...
07/07/2021

A recent CDC study finds COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths declined more among older U.S. adults than among younger adults. The greater declines among older adults are likely due, in part, to higher COVID-19 vaccination coverage, highlighting the potential benefits of rapidly increasing vaccination coverage. Learn more: bit.ly/MMWR6821

A recent CDC study finds COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths declined more among older U.S. adults than among younger adults. The greater declines among older adults are likely due, in part, to higher COVID-19 vaccination coverage, highlighting the potential benefits of rapidly increasing vaccination coverage. Learn more: bit.ly/MMWR6821

Oconto County B-3 Program would like to share some great ideas for spending time with your children this summer.
07/06/2021

Oconto County B-3 Program would like to share some great ideas for spending time with your children this summer.

Oconto County B-3 Program would like to share some great ideas for spending time with your children this summer.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July!
07/04/2021

Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July!

Cooking out this weekend?  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 128,000 people will require hospi...
07/03/2021

Cooking out this weekend?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 128,000 people will require hospitalization this year because of foodborne illnesses. To keep your family and friends healthy, take a few tips from our Founding Fathers and Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill your food properly.

Cooking out this weekend?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 128,000 people will require hospitalization this year because of foodborne illnesses. To keep your family and friends healthy, take a few tips from our Founding Fathers and Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill your food properly.

The 4th of July is a day to enjoy time with family and friends! Keep these four things in mind as you plan your celebrat...
07/03/2021

The 4th of July is a day to enjoy time with family and friends! Keep these four things in mind as you plan your celebration:
1. Prevent fireworks injuries
2. Beat the Heat
3. Keep food safe at your picnic or BBQ
4. Fight the Bite
For details check out: https://b.link/July4 #July4th

The 4th of July is a day to enjoy time with family and friends! Keep these four things in mind as you plan your celebration:
1. Prevent fireworks injuries
2. Beat the Heat
3. Keep food safe at your picnic or BBQ
4. Fight the Bite
For details check out: https://b.link/July4 #July4th

Great information from our friends with Safe Kids Wisconsin.
07/02/2021

Great information from our friends with Safe Kids Wisconsin.

Great information from our friends with Safe Kids Wisconsin.

Public Health Nurse Job Opening!
07/01/2021

Public Health Nurse Job Opening!

Public Health Nurse Job Opening!

A recent CDC study finds mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of infection by 91%, adding to the growing body of real-...
07/01/2021

A recent CDC study finds mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of infection by 91%, adding to the growing body of real-world evidence of their effectiveness. Because no vaccine is 100% effective, some people who are fully* vaccinated will get COVID-19. This study is among the first to show secondary vaccination benefits for people who got infected after they were fully or partially** vaccinated. Benefits included:

-Fewer sick days in bed
-Less likely to have fever or chills
-May be less likely to spread the virus to others
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3gb6BEW.

*Full vaccination was defined in this study as 14 or more days after dose 2.
**Partial vaccination was defined as 14 or more days after dose 1 to 13 days after dose 2.

A recent CDC study finds mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of infection by 91%, adding to the growing body of real-world evidence of their effectiveness. Because no vaccine is 100% effective, some people who are fully* vaccinated will get COVID-19. This study is among the first to show secondary vaccination benefits for people who got infected after they were fully or partially** vaccinated. Benefits included:

-Fewer sick days in bed
-Less likely to have fever or chills
-May be less likely to spread the virus to others
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3gb6BEW.

*Full vaccination was defined in this study as 14 or more days after dose 2.
**Partial vaccination was defined as 14 or more days after dose 1 to 13 days after dose 2.

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Oconto, WI
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Oconto County, a rural county of over 35,000 residents, is located in northeast Wisconsin. Our residents enjoy a tremendous quality of life. It is a great place to visit, live, work and raise a family. We have an excellent educational system, diverse business climate and great places for recreation. The Oconto County page is maintained by the offices of Oconto County; however, this page is not monitored 24/7, but will be updated intermittently during regular business hours. There are occasions where this page will be in use before or after normal business hours in order to communicate urgent notifications. If post monitoring is going to be available outside of normal business hours, it will be stated in the actual post. Oconto County cannot promise to respond to any or all questions, comments, or messages posted to our social media pages. To ensure your questions are addressed please contact us at 920-834-6800.

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