COVID-19 Update 23

 

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please find my attached COVID-19 update. I thank each of you taking action to protect yourselves, and the health of our community. This update includes information related to COVID-19 resources such as information on vaccines, vaccination clinics, and more.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to my Madison office at 608-266-2254, my home at 920-232-0805, or my email at Rep.Hintz@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Sincerely,

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Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns statewide mask mandate,
City of Oshkosh local mask mandate ordinance immediately in effect

On Wednesday, March 31, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from issuing any new public health emergency orders to mandate face masks without the approval of the Republican-controlled state Legislature.  

 

Effective immediately, the city of Oshkosh’s face coverings ordinance is in effect. It requires face coverings of anyone age five years or older in buildings and other enclosed spaces. The ordinance will remain in effect until April 30, 2021.

 

For the full release from the City of Oshkosh, please click HERE.


COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

On March 30th, Governor Tony Evers announced that all Wisconsin residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, April 5th.

 

Wisconsin’s vaccine rollout continues to be among the top in the nation. As of today (4/2/21), the state of Wisconsin has administered over 2.8 million doses and over 1 in 4 Wisconsinites have already received their first dose. Over a million Wisconsinites have been completely vaccinated.

 

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility from DHS, please click HERE. For a COVID-19 vaccine provider map please click HERE.


COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Winnebago County

As Wisconsin works to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Wisconsinites, my office will continue to do its best to share information on how and where you or your eligible family and friends can receive the vaccine. Approximately 80,055 doses have been administered in Winnebago County as of 4/1/21. For a full list of vaccination opportunities in Winnebago County, please visit the Winnebago County Health Department COVID-19 vaccine informational website HERE.

 

The Sunnyview Expo Center regularly holds vaccination clinics. Registration will open at 8:30am Friday mornings for the following week. To sign up for these vaccination opportunities and for updates on when future vaccination rounds are announced, please click HERE and click on “Sunnyview Expo Center”. Any Winnebago County resident that has a barrier preventing them from scheduling online may call the hotline at 920-232-3026.

 

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community vaccination site at the Culver Family Welcome Center on the Oshkosh campus generally opens registration every Friday around 3:00pm, and closes it once appointments for the next week are full. For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

The Fox Cities Exhibition Center at 355 W. Lawrence Street in downtown Appleton holds vaccination clinics Tuesday-Thursday, 9am to 11:30am and 1pm to 3pm. For the most up to date information and to schedule a vaccine at this location, please click HERE.

 

The Menasha Health Department holds vaccination clinics at the Menasha City Center Building in Menasha. Registration opens to the public at 9:00am on Mondays. For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

There are other vaccination opportunities available in Winnebago County. These include Walgreens, Hometown Pharmacy, Omro Pharmacy, Meijer, Pick ‘n Save, Walmart, and more.


Free Transportation to and from COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Free transportation is still available to any resident of Winnebago, Outagamie, and Calumet counties who are going to and from a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Free transportation options include public transit bus rides through GO Transit and Valley Transit, paratransit, MTM, and additional options through Make the Ride Happen. For more information, please click HERE.


COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

The key to containing COVID-19 and returning to a more normal daily life is getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible. The sooner we get everyone vaccinated, the sooner the economy will reopen and there will be more certainty around in-person school for the fall. If not enough people are vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, the virus will likely persist and create new variants that could make it harder to return to a more normal way of life.

 

The currently available COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and give us the opportunity to protect ourselves, the ones we love, and our community.

 

Dr. Robert Citronberg, Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention from Advocate Aurora Health has also put together a list of the top 10 things you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine. You can view it by clicking HERE.

 

I recognize that there is hesitancy from some people about getting the vaccine. There is also a lot of misinformation associated with the COVID-19 vaccine on the internet. The Mayo Clinic has addressed some of the most commonly cited myths HERE. The Mayo Clinic also has answers to the most commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, which you can view HERE.

 

Even if you are fully vaccinated, public health experts and I urge everyone to continue to practice good public health measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask in public, avoiding crowded places, and washing your hands frequently.

 

For more in-depth information on COVID-19 vaccine from DHS, please click HERE. For more in-depth information on COVID-19 vaccines from the Mayo Clinic, please click HERE. For more in-depth information on COVID-19 vaccines from Advocate Aurora Health, please click HERE. If you have more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you can also call the Wisconsin Vaccine Call Center at (844) 684-1064.


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 If you have any comments regarding the subject of this E-Newsletter, please feel free to contact me.   


Rep. Hintz
State Capitol, Room #201 W
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll-Free (888) 555-1234 or (608) 555-1234
Rep.Hintz@legis.wisconsin.gov|