COVID-19 Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated COVID-19 Community Levels on 2/25/22. St. Croix County Public Health has updated our guidance based on the recommendations of the CDC and approval of these recommendations by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

(Updated 3/7/2022)

We all want our community to be healthy. You play the most important role. Together we can help protect our community by following the guidance below. Guidance changes depending on the impact of COVID-19 on our community. There are three levels: Low, Medium, and High. These levels are determined by the number of hospital beds used by individuals with COVID-19, COVID-19 hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our area.

Find our current level on our COVID-19 Dashboard

Learn how the CDC Measures COVID-19 Community Levels

Guidance Based on COVID-19 Community Levels

Masks are still required in healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes. You should wear a mask at any level if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Masks are recommended in high-risk congregate settings like jails.

Level Stay up to date on vaccines
Get tested if you have symptoms
Wear a mask
Low
(Green)

Strongly Recommended Strongly 
Recommended
Optional
Medium
(Yellow)

Strongly Recommended Strongly 
Recommended
Encouraged. Those at high-risk should talk to healthcare provider.
High
(Orange)
Strongly Recommended Strongly 
Recommended
Strongly 
Recommended

Learn more about this guidance on the CDC’s website

Additional COVID-19 Guidance

For Individuals

  • Get vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. Find your vaccine here.
    • You are up to date with your vaccination if it has been more than two weeks since you received your last dose in the vaccine series.
    • If you are not up to date with your vaccination, wear a mask, physically distance, and avoid crowds.
  • For Those with COVID-19 Symptoms
    • Stay home unless getting tested. Do not go to work or school. Stay home while waiting for your test results.  

Events and Gatherings

Attending large events or gatherings increase the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Consider potential risk factors for COVID-19 in planning your event.

Public Spaces