COVID-19 Situation Report March 25, 2020

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DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE

March 25, 2020

WHAT’S NEW

Current Cases in Door County0
as of 3/25/2020
Total Test Performed in Door County81as of 3/25/2020
Current Cases in Wisconsin585as of 3/25/2020
Current Cases in United States54,453as of 3/25/2020

Door County

  • March 25, 2020: The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has Determined that Short Term Rentals are not covered as "Essential Businesses and Operations" under the ”Safer at Home” Order and must cease operation or will be subject to enforcement.
  • March 25, 2020: Frequently Asked Questions regarding Safer at Home FAQs on the Safer at Home
  • March 25, 2020: Updated United Way 211 Community Resource Guide
  • March 24, 2020: Public Announcement: Mental Health Services available through Department of Health and Human Services. See Attachment
  • March 24, 2020: Essential Business Guidance from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/
  • March 24, 2020: Transportation services are available for essential purposes only such as medical, food, pharmacy and work. For more information about transportation services https://wi-doorcounty.civicplus.com/170/Transportation
  • March 23, 2020: PRESS RELEASE – Statement of City Services- See attachment.
  • March 20, 2020: Washington Island Town Board Public Statement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic- See Attachment

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

March 25, 2020: DHS Initiating Crucial Research to Mitigate COVID-19

March 24, 2020: TSA Continues to Inform Public of Confirmed COVID-19 Among its Workforce to Enable Travelers to Make Best Decisions for Their Own Health | TSA.gov

March 23, 2020: Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus | En español

Current Situational Report from the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention

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Click on the map to visit  Centers of Disease Control and Prevention site.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE FEELING SICK

If you are experiencing MILD or MODERATE symptoms, such as fever, runny nose or cough, do NOT go to the Emergency Room. Call your primary health care provider prior to going to a clinic.  
Your primary care provider will evaluate if testing is necessary, and direct you to a facility that can conduct sampling. This will ensure that healthcare professionals can prepare in advance should you need to receive testing or treatment. Seeking the most appropriate level of care will help protect the community and minimize exposure to other patients and staff. 

If you have symptoms and feel you need testing call Door County Medical Center hotline at 920-746-3700.

If you are experiencing SEVERE illness, call your doctor’s office immediately or go to the Emergency Room.  Call ahead  and let them know you may have COVID-19 so they can be prepared  

Symptoms of SEVERE illness can include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusivePlease consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency (you cannot breathe) call 911 and tell them if you believe you may have COVID-19.

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you DO NOT need to be tested.  

CDC recommendations for what to do if you are sick

Caring for yourself at home: 10 things to manage your health at home

Information for people at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19

PROTECT YOUR SELF FROM COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if you do not have soap and water
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and then throw the tissue away. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Do not have close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces thoroughly.
  • Practice social distancing which includes avoiding crowded places, increasing interpersonal space (ideally separation of 6 feet) and not shaking hands.
  • Don’t touch eyes or mouth with hands.

DOMESTIC TRAVEL GUIDANCE

  • Non-essential travel out of the county where social distancing cannot be accomplished (remaining 6 feet away from other people) is not recommended.
  • For anyone returning to Door County from another state or county who did not practice social distancing should voluntarily self-quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days.
  • For travelers returning to Wisconsin from states with community transmission a 14 day self-quarantine at home and monitoring symptoms is recommended.

    WI Department of Health Services Travel Recommendations

    List of states with Community Transmission
    (click the + under the map)

QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

United Way 211 Community Resource Guide

More information see our website: https://wi-doorcounty.civicplus.com/767/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Safer at Home FAQs on the Safer at Home