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Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is expected in Winnebago County this week June 17-21. When heat is this extreme, the risk of severe heat illness and death from heat are more likely. Stay Safe In Extreme Heat Drink plenty of water. Do not wait until you are thirsty. Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks. Stay cool in an air-conditioned […]

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Holiday Observance

Holiday Observance

The Winnebago County Health Department is observing the Juneteenth holiday on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. To contact the Winnebago County Health Department about a public health emergency, please call 815-720-4000. For any other issue including to make or change an appointment, please call back during our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

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Extreme Cold

Extreme Cold

Cold temperatures and cold wind chills are expected in Winnebago County late Saturday, January 13, 2024 through Wednesday morning and again on Friday. Stay Safe In Extreme Cold When the weather is extremely cold, try to stay indoors. If you must go outside, dress properly and know who is at high risk for hypothermia or

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Substance Use disorder is a treatable, chronic disease

International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery month

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday, August 31 and of National Recovery Month in September, the Winnebago County Opioid Response Team (ORT) encourages our community to help build the path to recovery for those living with Substance Use Disorder. Help Build the Path To Recovery: For more information on services WCHD offers

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