Door County (March 30, 2020) —Department of Health and Human Services announced today that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Door County. This individual has remained isolated since time of testing.
Door County Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) responsibilities include:
• Identifying and contacting anyone who has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19. These people are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. People with symptoms are tested for COVID-19.
• Daily symptom monitoring to determine when a person can be released from isolation.
• Providing guidance to clinicians regarding testing.
• Preparing Wisconsin for community spread of COVID-19.
Door County Public Health is working with our local, state, and federal partners to deal quickly and effectively when people have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around people who have been infected with the coronavirus.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel. This order went into effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.
The public should follow simple steps to prevent illness and avoid exposure to this virus including:
• Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, and non-essential workers in your house).
• Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water.
• Covering coughs and sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands).
• Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces.
• Not shaking hands.
• Avoiding touching your face.
• Staying home.
We encourage the public to monitor the Door County Government website
www.co.door.wi.gov Door County Public Health Facebook page
www.facebook.com/doorcountypublichealth and the DHS website for updates, and to follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter, or @DHSWI on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.