The number of active COVID-19 cases in Kewaunee County went up slightly on Wednesday as the area continues to make headway on vaccinations. The Kewaunee County Public Health Department reported seven new positive COVID-19 tests since Monday compared to just four recoveries. Door County had four new positive tests, but noted six recoveries. Door County has distributed 575 vaccinations this week while Kewaunee County has performed 283. Kewaunee County Public Health announced earlier this week it would start vaccinating staff at schools and childcare facilities as well as anyone else that is eligible from prior phases. Door County Public Health said it would continue to focus on its 65-and-over population for the time being. Door County Health and Human Services Director Joe Krebsbach says the time will come for teachers and other groups in Door County.
The state reported 539 new COVID-19 positive tests and 18 additional deaths on Wednesday. It also announced it crossed the 1.5 million dose mark for COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update:
The Kewaunee County Public Health Department will begin administering doses of COVID-19 vaccine during the week of Feb. 28, 2021 to staff at schools and childcare facilities. The health department will continue to contact any eligible individuals on the Phase 1A (Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire, police, community-based residential facilities (CBRFs), as well as staff at funeral homes, dental offices, and eye clinics) & 65+ waiting lists to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as well as administer second doses of vaccine to those in these groups when additional vaccines are available.
Due to limited vaccination supply being received by the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, those who are eligible to get the vaccine and are not scheduled for an appointment are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider.
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, call the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at (920) 388-7160 or submit a request via the “Contact Us” link.
NOTE: If you have submitted or are planning to submit a request to be placed on the waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, when eligible, it may take up to 10 business days for the Kewaunee County Public Health Department to contact you. Due to high interest, once your request is made, please do not reach out to the Kewaunee County Public Health Department as a staff member will call when you are eligible and a vaccine is available. It is important that you answer when called as vaccines are time sensitive and will be administered on a first come, first served basis. If you miss the call from the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, please do not call them back. You will remain on the waiting list, and our staff will call you back when another dose is available. If you have reached out elsewhere for a vaccine and are scheduled to receive it, please notify the Kewaunee County Public Health Department as soon as possible to be removed from their wait list. Finally, please know that the Kewaunee County Public Health Department is doing their best to accommodate all requests and asks for patience during this time. Thank You.