Situation Update October 30, 2020
DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
October 30, 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 10/30/2020- 8:00 am
Tests Performed: 10,302 (+126)
|Tests Performed: 2,037,153 (+18,692)|
Positive: 220,092 (+5,096)
Negative: 1,817,061 (+13,596)
Deaths: 1,972 (+24)
Total Ever Hospitalized: 11,145 (+142)
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.
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
DOOR COUNTY UPDATES
- October 15, 2020 - New ! Testing Sites and Dates Announced
- October 14, 2020 - UPDATED What Happens When Someone Tests Positive for COVID - Business Guidance
- October 7, 2020 - Press Release - Public Health Emergency Alert
- September 30, 2020 - Door County Flu Clinics Announced
- September 27, 2020 - PRESS RELEASE - Important message from Door County Public Health regarding Contact Tracing
- July 27, 2020 –Frequently Asked Questions about Covid-19 in Door County
- July 23, 2020 - PRESS RELEASE - Public Health Advisory
- July 2, 2020 – PRESS RELEASE - Public Health Statement
- May 19, 2020 - Let’s Safely Re-Open Door County
- June 15, 2020 - Deciding to Go Out Guidance from the CDC
This data is updated by DHS weekly on Wednesday
As of 10-28-20 Door County remains listed at a very high activity and burden level.
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Age - Door County
Northeast Wisconsin Hospital Capacity 10-28-20
Wisconsin Positivity Rate 10-28-20
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
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
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
As summer approaches, many Wisconsinites are excited to spend time at our state’s many beaches. We are providing guidance to help you enjoy beaches while still protecting yourself from COVID-19
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.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Guidelines for Business
Business Resource and Guidance
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.
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.