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 July 2, there are 230 reported cases of COVID-19 in Oak Creek, 13 COVID-19-related deaths, and 184 recovered. 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 Health Department is now providing a COVID-19 statistical dashboard in order to demonstrate the impact of the virus on different demographics in our community.
The City of Oak Creek has issued the following guidance:
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is advising:
- 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 or difficulty breathing
- Sore Throat
- Muscle Pain
- New loss of taste or smell
The CDC's symptom self-checker can help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.
Additional COVID-19 resources:
- Milwaukee Community Health Centers COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Information (PDF)
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