Schools have been able to stay open thanks in part to the help of parents according to Door County Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. Amy Fogarty. As of Wednesday morning, the most recent dashboard figures for Door County’s four mainland school districts showed a combined nine positive cases and 175 students and staff members quarantined due to COVID-19 concerns. During her Monday night Facebook Live session with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise, Fogarty credits an increase in testing at the hospital and the ability to give school-aged children as a being a big help. She said parents have been acting with extreme caution when their kids show symptoms.
Fogarty said the kids she has contacted because of positive COVID-19 tests have only exhibited minor symptoms, some of which would have not gotten the attention of a doctor. She added she has thanked parents for making the right decision to keep their kids home, noting that the number of close contacts they have had to call has been getting lower.