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DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE

May 29, 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 5/29/2020 - 2:00 pm

Door County
Wisconsin
Positive Cases38Positive Cases
17,707
Deaths3

Recovered32Negative Cases
233,588
Negative Cases
1,393Deaths
568
Tests Pending129

Tests Performed
1,560

COVID-19 is still spreading across our Wisconsin communities. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. 
DHS recommends Wisconsinites cancel or postpone all travel, including travel within the state.
DHS does not recommend travel between your private homes within the state. For example, do not travel to seasonal homes or rental cabins. 
You may spread COVID-19 to areas with few doctors or hospitals.
This is for your safety and wellbeing as well as the safety of our rural counties and tribal communities.

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.

 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

If you have immediate questions, you may contact Public Health during business hours. 
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (920)-746-2234



Door County Medical Center is the Door County Testing Facility
Open to the Public
No referral, insurance or doctor’s order needed
Testing will be submitted to insurance. You will not be billed for testing regardless of coverage

Call 920-746-3700 for an appointment to be tested for COVID-19


Door County Testing Facility
Think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

Call the COVID-19 Screening Hotline 7 days a week between 8AM – 4:30PM at 920.746.3700
For other times, please call Prevea After Hours at 1-877-746-0003
Virtual COVID-19 Screening Now Available



Mask Information

Printable Version



Frequently Asked Questions

about COVID-19 in Door County



Mental Health


Daily Life and Coping
Learn how you can plan, prepare, and cope with stress before and during a COVID-19 outbreak. 

Mental Wellness in the Face of COVID-19







DHS recommends Wisconsin residents cancel or postpone all nonessential travel, including travel within the state, due to widespread community transmission of COVID-19

Cloth Face Covers
Are recommended when individuals must leave the home to conduct essential activities, when sick, and for those who have seasonal allergies.

How to wear and useCloth face coverings




Badger Bounce BackIn order to turn the dial on Safer at Home and supercharge the Badger Bounce Back, we must have access to more testing and labs, expand contact tracing, aggressively track the spread, have access to more personal protective equipment and supplies, and increase health care system capacity.

None of these steps is possible without the others.

  • Positive lab tests require timely contact tracing to be sure people quarantine when ill.
  • Personal protective equipment is required to conduct lab tests and to protect health care workers.
  • Tracking the spread of the disease is required to understand our health care needs.

We want to take steps forward, and we will work diligently and as quickly as possible. At the same time, if one part of this plan takes a fall, every part takes a step back.



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Gating Criteria Status as of May 29, 2020

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT



Guidance for Businesses


 RELIEF AND RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Wisconsin businesses look forward to a future when they can return to providing the products and services their customers need and crave, unencumbered by threats to the health of their employees and those they serve. Working toward that future will require the gradual adoption of new business practices that reflect the evolving reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and our success in mitigating the effects of this unprecedented global health emergency.

With input from national and state health and industry experts and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and our regional economic development partners, WEDC has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.

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 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.

  • ·       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 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

DOMESTIC TRAVEL GUIDANCE

  • 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.
    WI Department of Health Services Travel Recommendations

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


ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

Additional Resources