General Information for the Oak Creek Community
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus was first identified during an outbreak in China and has since spread to many other countries, including the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is actively responding to both the national and global outbreak.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is carefully monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and the United States.
As of April 7, there are 35 reported cases of COVID-19 in Oak Creek, and 2 COVID-19-related deaths. The Oak Creek Health Department works closely with DHS to monitor the outbreak and is prepared to respond as needed. We are ready to implement public health recommendations in cooperation with local medical providers, schools, and other community partners as needed.
The City of Oak Creek has issued the closure of all playgrounds in the city, effective 7 a.m. March 22, 2020.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is advising:
- All non-essential travel, with some exceptions, is prohibited. Governor Evers issued the Safer at Home order, effective Wednesday, March 25 at 8 a.m. [Download the Safer at Home order or the Safer at Home FAQs.]
- A 14-day self-quarantine upon return for anyone who travels to any U.S. states with confirmed community spread of COVID-19.
- All individuals wear a cloth face cover when outside the home conducting essential activities.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Shortness of breath
Additional COVID-19 resources:
Stay healthy by taking these preventative actions:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, sleeve, or your arm
- Stay home if you are feeling sick
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick