COVID-19 Situational Report April 8, 2020
DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
April 8, 2020
Please note: The Door County numbers reported include only the positive cases reported to the Public Health at the time of this report. COVID-19 statistics are changing rapidly and are not intended to represent real time statistics.
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases as of 4/8/2020 - 2:00 pm
|Current Cases in Door County||8|
|Test Performed in Door County||140|
|Negative Results Reported in Door County|
|Test Pending for Door County||43|
|Current Positive Cases in Wisconsin||2,756|
|Current Negative Cases in Wisconsin||30,115|
|Current Deaths in Wisconsin||99|
Please continue to adhere to the "Safer at Home" guidelines. We know that COVID-19 is spreading throughout the United States and Wisconsin.
Travel to and from Door County is highly discouraged at the time. If you choose to return to Door County, Door County Public Health requests that you self-quarantine for a full 14 days.
If you have immediate questions, you may contact Public Health during business hours.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
According to experts, case counts only reflect a fraction (estimated 10%) of the total positive cases of COVID-19 present across the state. Door County Public Health is actively responding to all cases of COVID 19.
You will be contacted if it has been determined that you may have been in close contact with an infected person.
Our best defense against COVID-19 is washing our hands frequently; avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; avoiding being around sick people; and physically distancing by staying at home.
NEW! Cloth face covers are recommended when individuals must leave the home to conduct essential activities, when sick, and for those who have seasonal allergies.
What is "Safer at Home"
All individuals in the state of Wisconsin are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence, with limited exceptions. Individuals who are using shared or outdoor space other than their home or residence, must, at all times and to the extent possible, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from another person. Individuals do not need to maintain social distancing between family members in a single living unit or with other household members.
All individuals may leave their home or residence for a number of essential activities and functions including health and safety, such as picking up medications, visits with health care providers; obtaining groceries and food, buying gas or pet food, and other activities necessary to maintain the home or residence; outdoor activities, such as walking, biking, hiking or running while maintaining social distancing (does not include contact sports such as basketball); taking care of others, including friends and pets; and the travel associated with such tasks. See Emergency Order #12 for additional information.
- April 8, 2020: Press Release - Stay Safe by Practicing Religion and Spirituality from Home
- April 7, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 in Door County
- April 6, 2020 - NEW! Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- April 1, 2020 – Press Release - COVID-19 Update in Door County
- Visit and “Like” our Facebook page for current updates https://www.facebook.com/doorcountypublichealth/
- United Way 211 Community Resource Guide
- Door County Emergency Support Coalition: To request non-emergency assistance with services or have questions or call (920) 421-9111
- Current Cases in the United States – 395,011
- April 6, 2020 - New COVIDView - A weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity.
- April 6, 2020 – Weekly Update DHS Response to Covid-19
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
Patients with COVID-19 can experience mild to severe respiratory illness.
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 COVID-19 Screening 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 YOURSELF 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.
- NEW! Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
DOMESTIC TRAVEL GUIDANCE
(click the + under the map)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Essential Business Listing: https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/
- Full Library of Print Resources for schools, businesses, etc. from the CDC
- BEWARE! COVID 19 scam
- Mental Wellness in the Face of COVID-19