Information on the status of COVID-19 has been moving and changing rapidly. The Sokaogon Chippewa Community’s ICS Team would like to provide the community with some online links with real-time information regarding COVID-19 and the responses being made on a local, state, and national level. Our goal is to provide you with the best information possible as many changes are coming in, and often those changes take place before we can get the first message out to the public.
The SCC ICS Team is committed to providing streamlined information, and will keep the community informed as to any current updates as well as additional links to online information. The following are links grouped by scope of area.
Sokaogon Chippewa Community – sokaogonchippewa.com
Sokaogon Chippewa Community’s Facebook page – facebook.com/sokaogon
Forest County Public Health – forestcountypublichealth.org
Crandon Area School District – crandon.k12.wi.us
Governor’s “Safer At Home” order Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) –
Full “Safer At Home” order –
All of the Governor’s press releases – https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Newsroom/Press-Releases.aspx
Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 information –
DHS media briefings – https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/
DHS media briefings on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DHSWI/
Updates from other state agencies – https://wisconsin.gov/covid19
Wisconsin National Guard mission info – https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rumor control site –
Other Interesting Sites:
World data on COVID-19 by nation – https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus
John Hopkins Resource Center real time data – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
This SCC-ICS Community Announcement was approved by the ICS Incident Commander on 3/26/2020 at 3:30 pm.
What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
From the CDC-
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person.
It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.
SCC Health Clinic Develops Policies and Procedures to Ensure Health & Safety of Community & Employees
The Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic has developed policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of the Community and Clinic employees, including an Employee Temperature Protocol, Limited Clinic Staff, Limit Non-Essential Services, and a WEDSS Policy.Read More
Non-Essential Businesses to Close
At the request of Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm today signed the “Safer At Home” order, which directs Wisconsin residents to stay at home and for non-essential businesses to close.Read More
The Tribal Council has declared a State of Emergency and Public Health Authority effective March 13, 2020. View the Resolution Declaring a State of Emergency on the Mole Lake Reservation. View the Designation and Declaration of a Public Health Authority.Read More