Pandemic Planning


Pandemic Planning

Current Outbreaks:
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause repiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. More information about COVID-19, including symptoms and FAQs, can be found here and here.

Please click here to access the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' most current information about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please call the Menasha Health Department at (920)-967-3520 if you have questions about COVID-19.

Information about Pandemics:
What is a pandemic?

Pandemics happen when a new (novel) virus emerges for which humans have little or no immunity. These viruses are able to spread easily from person to person and can cause serious illness. 

What can be done to help prevent influenza and other respiratory illnesses?
Everyday measures can be taken to help prevent the spread of disease. These include:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If you do not have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Pandemic Planning Resources:
Planning and Preparing for Families and Individuals
Information for Higher Risk and Special Populations
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Guidance for School and Childcare
Health Department
Menasha City Center
100 Main Street, Suite 100
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920-967-3520

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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Health Director
Kristine Hutter
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