Six people in Wisconsin who recently traveled to China have been tested for the coronavirus, although there's currently a little risk of the illness making it's way to Door or Kewaunee counties. State and local health officials, however, continue developing response plans for a potential outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control are constantly updating state and local health officials about the latest known cases of the coronavirus. Door County Public Health Officer Susan Powers says that's helping local health departments to prepare and revise their action plans as situations change.
Powers says similar consultations with state and federal health officials in 2002 helped local health departments and medical care providers respond to the SARS outbreak.