COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.

Symptoms show up in people within two to 14 days of exposure to the virus. A person infected with COVID-19 is contagious for up to two days before symptoms appear and can remain contagious for 10 to 20 days.

The best way to prevent and slow down the spread of COVID-19 is to protect yourself by getting vaccinated; washing your hands often; wearing a mask, if needed; and staying home when you feel sick.

Everyone 6 months and older can get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
Staying up to date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to protect yourself from severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

  • Call your healthcare provider, pharmacy, or visit to find vaccination locations near you!
  • Need additional help finding vaccines or don't have insurance? Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211.
  • Winnebago County Public Health offers free COVID-19 vaccines to those who are uninsured or underinsured through the Bridge Access Program. Please call 920-232-3000 if you have questions.

Find additional information about COVID-19 on the following web pages: