Situation Update January 15, 2021

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January 15, 2021

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 1/15/2021- 8:00 am   

Door County 

The Public Health Guidelines we know to be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 remain unchanged. We are urging the community to remain diligent in following these guidelines to reduce further spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Tests Performed: 15,194 (+41)
Positive: 2,259 (+16)
Probable: 180 (+1)
Negative: 12,755 (+24)

Recovered: 2,116 (+13)
Active: 307 (+4)
Deaths: 16 
Total Ever Hospitalized: 76 
Understanding the Reported Data


Tests Performed: 2,945,882 (+8,040)
Positive: 518,251 (+2,269)
Negative: 2,427,631 (+5,771)
Deaths: 5,322 (+32)

Total Ever Hospitalized: 22,923 (+119)
Wisconsin Summary Data


MH ResourcsImportant COVID-19 Related Information

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What to do if you feel sick

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Diagnosed or close Contact? Now what?

Close Contact Notification

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

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Mental Health Resources

NEW! Quarantine Guidelines from the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services

**Please note: The best practice for COVID-19 prevention remains a full 14-day quarantine. The modifications are intended to be used with individuals who can reliably report their symptoms and are not in high-risk settings. There is increased risk with any modification from the 14-day quarantine. We ask and strongly recommend that all schools (students and staff), day care agencies, and other congregate settings adhere to the full 14-day quarantine.
Quarantine modifications are not acceptable for long-term care facilities.
NEW Quarantine guidelines

Upcoming Community Conversations

The Door County Mental Health Focus Group, in collaboration with the Civility Project, is pleased to offer two timely Community Conversations:

Both events are free and will be held virtually via Zoom.  Registration is required –Click on links above for more details.

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

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Do YOUR part to stop the spread of COVID-19

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

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

Door County Guidelines for Gatherings

CDC Considerations for the Events and Gatherings


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 1-13-21 Door County remains listed at a very high activity burden level.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Age - Door County

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Northeast Wisconsin Hospital Capacity 1-13-21

Cumulative 1.13.21

Wisconsin Positivity Rate 1-13-21
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 COVID-19 Alert: Cases are Rising           

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.

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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

Door County Financial Assistance Resources

211 Wisconsin - Get information and referrals for thousands of services across Wisconsin. Anyone can call 2-1-1 at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to talk with someone. Assistance finding help with housing, utilities, food, employment, addiction recovery options, and more is available in over 180 languages.

  • Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-947-2211
  • Text your ZIP code to 898211
  • Live chat or search their website:

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

Local Food Pantries

Well Badger -  Talk with a certified information and referral specialist, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will help you find the right resources to meet your needs, identify programs you’re likely to be eligible for, and make a plan, since      getting support can take many steps. Interpreter services are available, whenever needed, and follow-up is provided, if wanted.

  • Call 1-800-642-7837    
  • Text 608-360-9328  
  • Email  
  • Live chat or search their website:

Applying for State Benefits - The State of Wisconsin has programs to help low-income households with:

  • Food—through FoodShare (also known as SNAP or food stamps).
  • Health care—through BadgerCare Plus and Wisconsin Medicaid.
  • Child care expenses—through Wisconsin Shares.
  • Income and job readiness—through W-2 (also known as Wisconsin Works).

Anyone can use at any time to see if you might be eligible for any of these programs or to apply for assistance. You can also apply by contacting your local agency. 

Visit for contact information.

Door County is part of the Baylake Consortium

The ACCESS website also lets you know if you might be eligible for other types of assistance, but you have to apply for these separately.

  • Help with buying prescription drugs
  • Home energy assistance
  • Earned income, child, and Homestead tax credits
  • Low cost life insurance

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