Situation Update December 3, 2020

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December 3, 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 12/3/2020- 8:00 am   

Door County 

Tests Performed: 13,076 (+69)
Positive: 1,633 (+21)
Probable: 125 (+4)
Negative: 11,318 (+44)

Recovered: 1,359 (+35)
Active: 388 (-10)
Deaths: 11 
Total Ever Hospitalized: 60 
Understanding the Reported Data


Drive-thru Influenza Clinic

December 10th 12:00pm to 4:00 pm

Sturgeon Bay Fire Department

421 Michigan Street - Sturgeon Bay

COVID-19: Diagnosed or Close Contact? Now what?

"I tested positive for COVID-19. How do I notify my close contacts?"

COVID-19: Recursos de Infografia e Impresion

November 20, 2020

Door County Public Health Advisory #1 Issued

Mental Health Around the Holidays

Free Drive-Thru Testing Sites

8am-4pm No appointment needed

Monday, December 7, 2020 - Sturgeon Bay Fire Station

What Happens When Someone Tests Positive for COVID - Business Guidance

Business COVID Training 

COVID Business Information 10-27-20

Letter to Businesses Regarding Practicing Public Health Guidelines

Preventing and Managing Outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Workplace

COVID-19: Decision Tool for Individuals and Families Best Practices for Safety, Regardless of Risk

Additional Statistical Data on Door County Cases Provided by 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Tests Performed: 2,569,678 (+11,972)
Positive: 399,708 (+4,618)
Negative: 2,169,970 (+7,354)
Deaths: 3,562 (+60)

Total Ever Hospitalized: 17,741 (+172)

Wisconsin Summary Data

There is significant uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in our community. We have seen exponential growth of cases the past few weeks. The number of new cases continues to accelerate upwards and is exceeding the ability of testing and case investigation to control the spread of illness. Contact tracing capacity is significantly strained. 

If you have tested positive, we need you to do the following:

The Public Health Guidelines we know to be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 remain unchanged.   We are urging the community to follow these guidelines to reduce further spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • Stay Home, wear a face covering and physical distance (at least 6 feet) Stay at home as much as possible and especially if you are sick. Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, play dates, and nonessential appointments.
  • Avoid unnecessary activities and travel within the community that puts you in contact with others and stay away from group gatherings.   Cases are resulting from a variety of situations in which people move about the community and gather, including parties, reunions, weddings, places of work and schools. 

How to Select, Wear and Clean Your Mask

stop the spread

Do YOUR part to stop the spread of COVID-19

Mental Health Resources

If you are struggling with difficult emotions during this time, you are not alone.  

Here are some resources that may help

During Immediate Risk of Suicide

  • Call 911
  • Go to the emergency room
  • Call Door County Crisis/Suicide Intervention Hotline: (920) 746-2588

Phone contact for those needing emotional support

  • Call Door County DHHS, (920) 746-7155 to request supportive contact from a therapist or case manager 
  • MESH (Mental and Emotional Support Helpline), staffed by volunteers through  Door County Emergency Services Coalition; 920-421-9111 for Northern Door or 920-746-6927 for Central and Southern Door. 
  • A  KIND VOICE, staffed by volunteers, 7 days a week, 8am to 9pm, 800-876-2399


  • Text “Hopeline” to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project for LGBTQ+, 866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678678
  • National Veterans Support Line 800-273-8255 or text 838255
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Services 24 Hour Hotline, HELP of Door County, 920-743-8818 or 800-914-3571
  • Mighty Teens Empowerment Door County, 
  • Prevention Resources: “Door County Mental Wellness” and “Prevent Suicide Door County” – Find us on FaceBook.
  • Mental Health America, 
  • National Alliance on Mental Health, 

COVID-19: Decision Tool for Individuals and Families Best Practices for Safety, Regardless of Risk

Scientific evidence shows that masks, partnered with social distancing, play an important role in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

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


COVID-19: Activity Level Door County

This data is updated by DHS weekly on Wednesday

DHS has added a new Activity Level to categorize COVID-19 Disease Activity.

As of 12-2-20 Door County is listed at a very high activity burden level.

Door 12.2.20

epi 12.2

PCA 12.3

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Age - Door County

Nov Ages

Northeast Wisconsin Hospital Capacity 12-2-20

Hospital 12.2.20

Wisconsin Positivity Rate 12/2/20

Percent 12.3.20




COVID-19 Alert: Cases are RisingUS 11.25           

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are rising. As cold weather moves in, people spend more time indoors, and the holidays approach, take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps you take, the more you are protected against COVID-19. View Cases in the U.S. and your state on the data tracker.

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.

Weekly Update DHS Response to COVID-19


The purpose of these guidelines is to limit the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that spreads through person-to-person contact, or (less likely) by contact with surfaces contaminated with the virus. People infected with COVID-19 may become symptomatic anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Limiting the number of people gathered in one area limits the spread of disease, reduces the number of people who become severely ill and protects our health care system.

These guidelines apply to all public and private gatherings. A “gathering” is any event that brings together people in a single room, or space at the same time such as auditoriums, stadiums, large conference rooms, meeting halls or any other indoor or outdoor space.

There is no evidence to date that demonstrates that outdoor gatherings are completely safe.  The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading.

 The impact of a pandemic—such as that presented by COVID-19—can be best managed through limiting exposure to the virus. This imperative requires public health to recommend that all citizens and businesses limit the situations where the virus can spread rapidly

By “social distancing,” and not offering or attending events that bring large groups of people together, we will save lives, particularly of those most vulnerable to the virus, such as older residents.

Let’s all do our part to keep our community and visitors safe!

CDC Considerations for the Events and Gatherings

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

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

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through

✔️ Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape

Do not buy surgical masks to use as a face covering. Those are intended for healthcare workers and first responders. Many items you may already have in your home can be used to create face coverings.

Try creating a cloth face covering using bandanas, ski masks, washable napkins, or dish towels.

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

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country
If you must travel, take these steps to protect yourself & others from COVID-19 during your trip.


Protect yourself from COVID-19 while getting gas:

  • If available, use disinfecting wipes on handles and buttons of gas pump before you touch them.

  • After you get gas and pay, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water when you get to your destination.

Business Resource and Guidance


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 Happens When Someone Tests Positive for COVID - Business Guidance

Mental Health Resources

COVID-19: Are you at a Higher Risk?

Coping tips for people facing greater risk

Adversity affects us all in different ways. That’s because our ability to manage and recover from stress is often impacted by the things that make us unique, like our background, medical histories, and the conditions in which we live, work, and grow. When the characteristics that make you unique also make you more vulnerable to health risks—like becoming severely ill from COVID-19—it can be hard to maintain your physical, emotional, and mental health. It’s natural for older adults, people with underlying health conditions, communities of color and other underserved populations, caregivers, and others facing greater risk to respond more strongly to stress during this pandemic. Learning how to gain the skills and support you need to care for yourself and the people around you can help.

Try these seven strategies

  • Know your status: Are you at greater risk for COVID-19?
  • Protect your physical health: Learn how to avoid illness
  • Know the signs of toxic stress: They include fatigue, illness, fear, withdrawal, guilt, and other intense physical and emotional reactions.
  • Step away from the news: It’s important to stay informed. But make sure to spend time in spaces where COVID-19 isn’t the only focus.
  • Do things you enjoy: Take the time for self-care activities, like staying connected with friends, exercising, reading, or playing a video game with your kids.
  • Talk it out: Try talking about your experiences and feelings with a trusted advisor, a loved one who’ll understand, or a mental health professional. It can help.
  • Ask for and accept help: It’s important to reach out if you feel overwhelmed or concerned that COVID-19 is affecting your ability to care for your family or the people you serve.

Mental Wellness in the Face of COVID-19

Resources to help you stay healthy, manage stress, and adapt to change

Helplines, Hotlines and Virtual Meetings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Additional Resources