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BI-Weekly COVID Updates

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UPDATED December 1st, 2022

Bayfield County is at LOW Community Level as of November 25thCOVID levels in Bayfield county remain low at this time, however ages 60+ continue to be elevated. COVID continues to circulate in the general community resulting in additional hospitalizations. 

The Wisconsin Department of Health is now offering COVID-19 Treatment Telehealth appointments for those who have elevated risk of serious illness.   

telehealth number 833-273-6330 Opens in new window

We continue to recommend upper age groups be up to date on their COVID boosters.

Anti-viral therapies for COVID are available in our area. If you become ill with COVID and are at increased risk of severe disease, ask your doctor or pharmacist about antiviral treatments and infusions. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if your symptoms are worsening after diagnosis or call the above DHS telehealth line.

With colder months approaching, we expect to see influenza, cold virus and COVID continue to increase spread in our communities. If you are attending large gatherings or traveling this fall remember to follow good illness prevention techniques such as:

  • Wash hand thoroughly and often.
  • Wear a mask if using public transportation or in crowded spaces if visiting areas that have a HIGH community level.  Check the area you are traveling to here:
  • Do not travel when sick or if you have a known COVID exposure.
  • Be up to date on vaccines and booster doses for both INFLUENZA and COVID.

The Community Level for Bayfield County (or any county) can be found:

cdc covid level info


The following area pharmacies have indicated they currently are taking appointments for patients needing a COVID-19 booster or vaccination:

Brownstone Pharmacy in Washburn  715-373-5588

  • PFIZER vaccine on Monday’s 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday’s 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. 
  • Pharmacist prefers a call to schedule an appointment.

 Walgreens in Ashland  715-685-0202  

  • PFIZER vaccine every day. Prefer to schedule appointments online and click on main option for COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • They do allow you to call or walk in for an appointment.

Walmart in Ashland  715-682-3660  

  • MODERNA vaccine is the only option (not approved for persons under 18 at this time).  
  • They do allow a call or walk in to schedule an appointment.