Richland Center, WI   Richland County Public Health would like to announce that, as of May 12, 2022, Richland County is now experiencing low COVID-19 Community Levels. This means that the burden of disease has lessened and local hospitals are seeing limited impacts related to COVID-19.

During this time, Richland County residents are encouraged to continue to take simple actions that can protect health in our community. “Although Richland County currently has a low COVID-19 Community Level, there are small actions each of us should continue to take that will make a big impact in keeping these levels low and protecting our entire community against COVID-19,” said Rose Kohout, Richland County Health Officer. “The most important action is to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters remain the most effective tools for preventing severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death.  Richland County Public Health encourages everyone who is eligible to get all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses to protect themselves and to continue to prevent strain on our health care system.”

With a low COVID-19 Community Level, wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator in public indoor settings is not recommended, but individuals may choose to wear one to further reduce their risk. Some community settings, such as health care settings, may still require masking.  Local businesses, transportation hubs and transit may also require masks if they choose.

Richland County Public Health also encourages residents to continue to use layered prevention strategies to stay protected against COVID-19. In addition to staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, residents should get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and stay home when you are sick and seek treatment if you are at high risk or experiencing severe illness. Continuing to follow guidance associated with your COVID-19 Community Level can help local residents plan prevention strategies to feel safer, protect vulnerable populations, and reduce the strain on local hospitals.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate throughout Wisconsin, Richland County’s Community Level may change. County residents should be prepared to adjust their prevention strategies if Richland County moves into a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level. Citizens can stay informed about Richland County’s COVID-19 Community Level by visiting

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, follow Richland County Health & Human Services on Facebook or consult the following websites:

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