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Door County up to seven confirmed cases of COVID-19

One week from having the first confirmed case of the coronavirus, Door County now has seven positive tests of COVID-19.  Door County Public health released an updated report on Monday and is actively contacting individuals that have been determined to have had close contact with those who have positively tested for the virus.  As of 2 pm Monday, Door County has performed 131 tests with 80 having been negative and 44 still pending.  You can find the entire report by Door County Public Health with this story below. 










April 6, 2020







COVID-19 Confirmed Cases


Door County (as of 2pm on 4/6/20)

Tests Performed: 131

Positive: 6

Negative: 80

Pending: 45

Wisconsin (as of 2pm on 4/6/20)

Positive: 2,440

Negative: 26,574

Deaths: 77



Please take the “Safer at Home” guidelines seriously.  COVID-19 is spreading throughout Wisconsin.

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Door County on March 30, 2020.

Please Note: According to experts, case counts only reflect a fraction (estimated 10%) of the total positive cases of COVID-19 present across the state.

Door County Public Health is actively responding to all cases of COVID 19. 

You will be contacted if it has been determined that you may have been in close contact with an infected person.

Travel to and from Door County is highly discouraged at this time. 

If you choose to return to Door County, Door County Public Health requests that you self-quarantine for a full 14 days.

Our best defense against COVID-19 is washing our hands frequently; avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; avoiding being around sick people; and physically distancing by staying at home.

NEW! Cloth face covers are recommended when individuals must leave the home to conduct essential activities, when sick, and for those who have seasonal allergies.

See CDC's advice on how to protect yourself from COVID-19.




All individuals in the state of Wisconsin are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence, with limited exceptions. Individuals who are using shared or outdoor space other than their home or residence, must, at all times and to the extent possible, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from another person. Individuals do not need to maintain social distancing between family members in a single living unit or with other household members.

All individuals may leave their home or residence for a number of essential activities and functions including health and safety, such as picking up medications, visits with health care providers; obtaining groceries and food, buying gas or pet food, and other activities necessary to maintain the home or residence; outdoor activities, such as walking, biking, hiking or running while maintaining social distancing (does not include contact sports such as basketball); taking care of others, including friends and pets; and the travel associated with such tasks. See Emergency Order #12 for additional information.

See the Understanding "Safer at  Home" flyer and Safer at Home FAQs for more information.




April 6, 2020 - NEW! Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

April 1, 2020 – Press Release - COVID-19 Update in Door County

March 31, 2020 -- Press Release- COVID 19 scam

March 31, 2020 – Press Release - Mental Wellness in the Face of COVID-19  

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United Way 211 Community Resource Guide

Door County Emergency Support Coalition: To request non-emergency assistance with services or have questions or call (920) 421-9111



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            COVID-19: Wisconsin Data

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Current Cases in the United States – 330,891

April 6, 2020 - NEW! Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

April 6, 2020 - New COVIDView - A weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity.

April 6, 2020 – Weekly Update DHS Response to Covid-19

March 26, 2020: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Summary

March 11, 2020 – Press Release Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census



Current Situational Report from the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention


Click on the map to visit  Centers of Disease Control and Prevention site





Patients with COVID-19 can experience mild to severe respiratory illness.


If you are experiencing MILD or MODERATE symptoms, such as fever, runny nose or cough, do NOT go to the Emergency Room. Call your primary health care provider prior to going to a clinic.

Your primary care provider will evaluate if testing is necessary, and direct you to a facility that can conduct sampling.

This will ensure that healthcare professionals can prepare in advance should you need to receive testing or treatment. Seeking the most appropriate level of care will help protect the community and minimize exposure to other patients and staff.


If you have symptoms and feel you need testing call Door County Medical Center hotline at 920-746-3700.


If you are experiencing SEVERE illness, call your doctor's office immediately or go to the Emergency Room.  Call ahead and let them know you may have COVID-19 so they can be prepared.


Symptoms of SEVERE illness can include*:

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

New confusion or inability to arouse

Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.


If you are experiencing a medical emergency (you cannot breathe) call 911 and tell them if you believe you may have COVID-19.


If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you DO NOT need to be tested.


CDC recommendations for what to do if you are sick

Caring for yourself at home: 10 things to manage your health at home

Information for people at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19






Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if you do not have soap and water

Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and then throw the tissue away. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

Do not have close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are feeling sick.

Clean and disinfect surfaces thoroughly.

Practice social distancing which includes avoiding crowded places, increasing interpersonal space (ideally separation of 6 feet) and not shaking hands.

Don’t touch eyes or mouth with hands.

NEW! Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19




DHS recommends Wisconsin residents cancel or postpone all nonessential travel, including travel within the state.

Travel between private homes within the state, including seasonal homes or rental cabins, is strongly discouraged.

Several counties in Wisconsin have issued travel advisories for seasonal and second homeowners. If you choose to travel to a second home in Wisconsin, you should be prepared to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. You should bring your own groceries and essentials, as self-quarantine does not permit shopping at local stores for supplies.


WI Department of Health Services Travel Recommendations


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