COVID-19 Situation Report May 7, 2020
DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
May 7, 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 5/7/2020 - 2:00 pm
|Positive Cases||18||Positive Cases||9,215|
Through Public Health’s investigation it has been determined that community spread of COVID-19 is now present in Door County. Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown.
The positive Door County cases are not concentrated in any one locality, they are scattered throughout the county.
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.
Our best defense against COVID-19 is washing our hands frequently; avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; wearing a cloth face covering in public; avoiding being around sick people; and physically distancing by staying at home.
- May 6, 2020 The Door County Long-Term Recovery Task Force has launched a new website - Business Resources for Re-Opening During COVID-19
- May 6, 2020 JMP- Soccer Fields Closed for Maintenance Summer 2020
- “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
Frequently Asked Questions
about COVID-19 in Door County
NEW! What is serologic COVID-19 antibody testing? If I get it, can I go back to work?
As this disease is evolving, new tests are being developed. Unfortunately, they are not yet proven to be reliable and the results cannot be used on their own to diagnose or prove that someone is not infected with COVID-19. People develop antibodies when their body’s immune system responds to an infection. These antibodies can be detected in blood. A positive COVID-19 antibody test may be able to detect if someone has previously been or is currently infected with the virus. What it cannot tell us is if the person is unable to transmit the virus any longer or if the person is immune to the virus. A negative result does not indicate that a person has never had it because it may be too early in the infection for their body to have made antibodies yet. Until the validity of these test can be proven, they should not be used for diagnosis or to allow people to return to work, and do not negate the need for local Public Health investigation and intervention.
For more information, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDHS/bulletins/2897e5f
Governor Evers Extends Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” Order
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 #28 for additional information.
Door County Public Health COVID-19 Response
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 and completes contract tracing on every case. You will be contacted if it has been determined that you may have been in close contact with an infected person.
Resilient Wisconsin will help us grow as a state in the face of COVID-19.
We can’t change our current reality, but we can change how we react to that stress.
Reach out and remember that being resilient does not need to mean being alone. Even in this time of physical distancing, we all need to remember the importance of human connection.
You are not alone. We are in this together. Do not hesitate to ask for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed
STATE OF WISCONSIN
- Gov. Evers Details Expanded COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts — May 5, 2020
- Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Make Wisconsin One of the Top States in Testing Per Capita — May 4, 2020May 1, 2020 Press Release Launch of Community Testing Events
COVID-19: Wisconsin Data
Click on image to go to the WI Department of Health Services
- May 5, 2020 Current Cases in the United States – 1,171,510
- May 4, 2020 Current Cases in the United States – 1,153,372
- April 20, 2020 Acting Secretary Statement on Non-Essential Travel
- April 13, 2020 CDC Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the map to visit Centers of Disease Control and Prevention site.
Current Situational Report from the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention
New COVIDView - A weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE FEELING SICK
Patients with COVID-19 can experience mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms of COVID-19
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.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID -19
See CDC’s advice on how to 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.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities
- DHS recommends Wisconsin residents cancel or postpone all nonessential travel, including travel within the state.
- Travel between private homes within the state, including seasonal homes or rental cabins, is strongly discouraged.
- Several counties in Wisconsin have issued travel advisories for seasonal and second homeowners. If you choose to travel to a second home in Wisconsin, you should be prepared to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. You should bring your own groceries and essentials, as self-quarantine does not permit shopping at local stores for supplies.
- FREE Drive-Up Wireless- Door County’s residents will have free access to the Internet during the COVID-19 outbreak. County Facilities, Libraries and Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay will provide outside parking lot access. See Map Here
- 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