COVID-19 Situational Report April 1, 2020
DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
April 1, 2020
|Current Cases in Door County||2||as of 4/1/2020|
|Total Test Performed in Door County||108||as of 4/1/2020|
|Total Negative Results Reported in Door County|
|as of 4/1/2020|
|Current Cases in Wisconsin||1550||as of 4/1/2020|
|Current Cases in United States||186,101||as of 4/12020|
Please take the “Safer at Home” guidelines seriously. COVID-19 is spreading throughout Wisconsin.
The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Door County on March 30, 2020. Social distancing and hand washing are crucial to slowing the spread. The entire community is urged to support these efforts. Slowing spread of COVID-19 is necessary to keep from overwhelming our health care system and protecting those most at risk of serious illness.
- April 1, 2020 – Press Release - COVID-19 Update in Door County
- March 31, 2020 -- Press Release- COVID 19 scam
- March 31, 2020 – Press Release - Mental Wellness in the Face of COVID-19
- Click here for information on what to do if you are sick and 10 things you can do to manage your health at home.
- Visit and “Like” our Facebook page for current updates https://www.facebook.com/doorcountypublichealth/
- Click here for information about Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe
STATE OF WISCONSIN
- March 31, 2020 - Gov. Evers Announces State-Operated Voluntary Isolation Facilities and Guidance to Aid Local Communities in Opening Their Own
- March 31, 2020 - Gov. Evers Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
- March 31, 2020 - Gov. Evers Suspends Rules to Help Keep Youth Safe and Vital Services Functioning
- March 30, 2020 - Gov. Evers Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Capacity
- March 25, 2020: WI Department of Health Services Situational Report
- Guidance updates (see below in the guidance section or WI DHS website):
- EMS Guidance (under development)
- Dental Guidance (under development)
- Guidance for Delivery Drivers/Volunteers (under development)
- PPE (use, re-use, non-health care essential workers) (under development)
- Isolation in place (for congregate care facilities) (under development)
- Updated guidance on nursing home transfers/receiving
- Updated dental guidance
Click on image to go to the WI Department of Health Services.
- March 28, 2020 - CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
- March 26, 2020: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Summary
- National Cases (CDC)
Current Situational Report from the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention
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 inclusive. Please 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
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
- United Way 211 Community Resource Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions regarding Safer at Home FAQs on the Safer at Home
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Essential Business Listing: https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/
- DHS COVID-19 information site is at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/