Health professionals say it is a matter of when, not if Door County sees its first COVID-19 case. Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise and Door County Public Health Officer Sue Powers took to Facebook Live Monday night to give community members an update on the coronavirus and the measures the area has taken to fight against it. As of Monday, 53 people have been tested by Door County Medical Center for COVID-19. Seventeen tests have come back negative with all others still pending. If a COVID-19 test does come back positive, Dr. Heise believes the hospital is well prepared to treat infected patients while keeping others safe.
Door County Medical Center has established a drive-up COVID-19 testing area near its dental clinic. To make sure they conserve the resources they do have, Heise says not to get tested if you do not show symptoms or just have a mild illness.