The Oneida County Health Department has worked endlessly with schools, businesses and community partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month, they were recognized for that effort with the Wisconsin Technical College System’s Futuremaker Partner award.
That’s an annual award that WTCS uses to recognize an organization for its collaboration with a college.
Linda Conlon, the director of the Oneida County Health Department, says the health department has worked with Nicolet College for a long time.
But last year, that partnership grew as the two organizations collaborated to provide up-to-date information about the virus and to distribute COVID tests and vaccines.
“It’s a good example of how public health works with others in the community to bring forth public health initiatives,” Conlon says.
She says after a year of long days, she and her staff were honored to receive the Futuremaker Partner award.