Health Officer/Director

department head: Carol Quest


The City of Watertown is working hard to protect, support and unite the Watertown community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Below you will find the most recent information we have provided, and we will update as soon as we can once we are given any new information.

Want to volunteer?

If you want to volunteer to help with our COVID response, please sign up on the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR) site. Here's the link:
To volunteer for Watertown;
-Under Organizations, click “Add Organizations”
- go to County Organizations
- go to Jefferson County
- select Watertown Dept of Public Health
- enter the required information
- and submit �Ÿ˜Š

The City of Watertown Department of Public Health received support from the Watertown Health Board on Thursday, April 29th to transition away from the phased reopening plan to new, updated guidance. This change was proposed because the City now has widely available vaccine and is in a place of greater stability with active infection of Covid-19. Under the new guidance, the City provides recommendations of best practices and long-standing public health measures and shifts away from phases. Because we no longer have phases, the presentation that is provided today, and on Wednesdays of each week, will look different as well. Check out both below. 



 Press Releases
COVID-19 Vaccine Update from the City of Watertown, Watertown Regional Medical Center and Area Providers
Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Joint Health Advisory from Jefferson County Health Department and Watertown Department of Public Health
Joint Statement Concerning the Rising Trajectory of COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) in Jefferson County
Watertown Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Contact Tracing Response UPDATE
Updated COVID-19 Phased Reopening Guidance 11/3/2020
City Press Release:  Quantity of daily cases so high, WDPH positive case notification and contact tracing will now take up to 48 hours to complete, seven local COVID-19 related deaths. 
City Press Release: First Death Recorded for City of Watertown
Emergency Order #1 - Face Coverings Required     FAQ  Infographic
CommUNITY Partner Press Release
CommUNITY Printable Image
City Press Release Guidelines for Safely Reopening the City
Gov. Evers Safer at Home Extension Order      FAQ   Extension Info graphic
Water town Press Release First Confirmed OVID- 19 Case     VIDEO
Election Workers Needed Press Release
Gov Evers Temporary Ban on Evictions and Foreclosures
 Public Health Information
COVID-19 UPDATE - PowerPoint presentation shared with Council Members on Dec. 15, 2020
COVID-19 TESTING - What to Know
Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (Information from the CDC)
People with Certain Medical Conditions (Information from the CDC)
Evidence used to update the list of underlying medical conditions that increase a person’s risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (Information from the CDC)
Multi-County Community COVID-19 Testing
Is it the FLU or is it COVID-19?
Contact Tracing 101
COVID-19 Community Testing Sites throughout Wisconsin
COVID-19 Quarantine Frequently Asked Questions
How are COVID-19 Cases Tracked and Reported?
COVID-19 TESTING - what you need to know
Working Safely:  COVID-19 and Your Job
Next Steps: I tested positive for COVID-19. What can I do to help notify my close contacts of their exposure?
Information on Free COVID-19 Testing
Contact Risk Assessment Flow Chart
Local COVID-19 Testing Site - Jefferson and Walworth Co.
Decision Tree for Opening a Bar or Restaurant
ACCESS - State Web site for Medicaid
What is Contact Tracing?
Gown Creation Information
Letter Regarding Religious Services     Graphic
Hospital Approved Cloth Face Coverings Information
Cloth Face Coverings Full Guidance
#Alteration, Carol Quest, Health Officer - Video
What is Social Distancing?
COVID-19 Protect Your Family
Information for Faith Based Community
Information for Child Care Providers
Information for General Business Owners 
Information for Dental Providers
Guidelines for Bar/Restaurants   Spanish

 Community Resources
Worker Resources for Working Safely and Worker Rights
 Free Breakfast and Lunch - Ages 18 and under Info - Spanish
Restaurants/Beverage Options with Curbside Pickup/Delivery/Take Out
Grocery Stores with Pick Up/Delivery
Local Pharmacies with Pick Up/Delivery
COVID-19 Shopping Tips - Spanish 
COVID -19 Scam Warnings

 Business Assistance
"We're All In" grant program's second round total was recently increased to $120 Million
City of Watertown Emergency Small Business Assistance Grant Flyer
We're All In Grant Program Press Release
Business Reopen- Pandemic Operations Plan
WEDC- Navigating Through COVID-19 in Wisconsin
Unemployment for Self-Employed
COVID-19 Assistance for Business (Dodge Co)
Resource for Agricultural Producers (Dodge Co)
Back to Basics - Crisis Response Program
WEDC - Essential Business Information
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Weimar - 10 a.m. Registration
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Weimar 2 p.m. Registration
FAQ's ASA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Gov. Evers' Press Release Disaster Loans for Small Businesses
ASA Disaster Relief Working Capital Loan Summary
WEDC - Small Business 20/20 - Grants for Small Business affect by COVID-19