Door County Public Health

Door County Public Health The Mission of the Door County Public Health Department is to provide and coordinate services to create a healthy future for all Door County residents.
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A 14-day quarantine remains the safest option if you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. This is what we co...
12/07/2020

A 14-day quarantine remains the safest option if you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. This is what we continue to recommend if at all possible. The incubation period (time from exposure to when symptoms appear) has not changed, and is still 2-14 days.

There is an approved alternate quarantine that may be appropriate for certain situations.

Alternate quarantine comes with risk of spread in the community.
10 Day Quarantine- You may discontinue quarantine after day 10 if you have not developed any symptoms. Continue to monitor yourself for symptoms through the entire 14 days.
7 Day Quarantine- You may discontinue quarantine after 7 days if you have not developed symptoms, AND have tested negative for COVID on day 6 or after. You still need to continue to monitor for symptoms through the entire 14 days.

High risk settings that may not be appropriate for the alternate quarantine including, but not limiting to: congregate settings: long term care facilities, shelters, jails and prisons, etc.

Whichever quarantine is most appropriate for you to follow, please continue to follow all public heath recommendations: masking, social distancing, symptoms monitoring, and avoiding gatherings.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12/07/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Your #COVID19_WI update, and a reminder. Testing is key to helping #StopTheSpread. But our numbers are down. We've seen an average 29,577 tests each day in #Wisconsin over the past week. Two weeks ago, that number was 39,161.
If you recently attended a gathering, came in close contact with someone diagnosed with #COVID19, or are experiencing symptoms, get tested. Find a community testing site near you: dhs.wisconsin.gov/testing

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing today in Sturgeon Bay from 8 AM until 4 PM.The Te...
12/07/2020

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing today in Sturgeon Bay from 8 AM until 4 PM.
The Testing site is located at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station 421 Michigan St Sturgeon Bay.

The public is encouraged to visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov to pre-register, but are not required to do so.

See this press release for other National Guard Testing Dates and locations in Door County: https://www.co.door.wi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3229/Press-Release-Community-Testing-Site-2?bidId

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12/06/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today's #COVID19_WI update and a reminder: we’re all connected—by our health, our actions, and our commitment to each other. It is up to each of us to take simple steps, like staying home, staying 6' apart, and remembering to #MaskUpWisconsin, to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. Your actions can help #StopTheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm

Prevent Suicide Door County
12/06/2020

Prevent Suicide Door County

IMPORTANT LOCAL INFORMATION
Door County Crisis 920-746-2588
Door County Health and Human Service 920-746-7155
HELP of Door County 920-743-8816

12/05/2020
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

When you protect the people and places that are important to you from #COVID-19, you help protect everyone in Wisconsin.

These modifications will go into effect Monday, December 7.   A full 14 days of quarantine for those who are close conta...
12/04/2020

These modifications will go into effect Monday, December 7. A full 14 days of quarantine for those who are close contacts to someone with COVID is still recommended, as this is safest.

In response to new guidelines released by CDC, #DHSWI has updated quarantine guidance for close contacts of someone diagnosed with #COVID19.

While 14 days is still the safest option, quarantine can end:
• After 10 days with no symptoms
• After 7 days with no symptoms and a negative test

Get details you need to protect yourself and your community: dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/120420.htm

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12/04/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today's #COVID19_WI update, and while recoveries are climbing, so is the number of people confirmed positive. On November 13, we topped 300,000 confirmed cases. Just three weeks later, we are now at more than 400,000. Our 7-day average of new confirmed cases sits above 4,000. Please, help us #StopTheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing Monday Dec 7th in Sturgeon Bay from 8AM until 4 P...
12/04/2020

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing Monday Dec 7th in Sturgeon Bay from 8AM until 4 PM.

The Testing site is located at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station 421 Michigan St Sturgeon Bay.

The public is encouraged to visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov to pre-register, but are not required to do so.

See this press release for other National Guard Testing Dates and locations in Door County: https://www.co.door.wi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3229/Press-Release-Community-Testing-Site-2?bidId

It's not too late to vaccinate! Join us at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department on December 10th to get your flu vaccine.
12/03/2020

It's not too late to vaccinate! Join us at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department on December 10th to get your flu vaccine.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12/03/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today's #COVID19_WI update shows all 72 #Wisconsin counties having very high or critically high disease activity. See what's happening where you live and use the #data to protect yourself and #StopTheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/disease.htm

A reminder for those who are a close contact of someone with COVID-19:  At this time, a 14 day quarantine is still requi...
12/03/2020

A reminder for those who are a close contact of someone with COVID-19: At this time, a 14 day quarantine is still required. We'll continue to share any new information that comes out.
See more information from Wisconsin Department of Health Services here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/diagnosed.htm

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12/02/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today's #COVID19_WI update, and you may have noticed a downward trend in new cases. That doesn't mean we are out of the woods yet. Our 7-day average of new confirmed cases still indicates significant community spread. We must do all we can to #StoptheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm

This recognition is not about one person, it is about our entire team at Door County Public Health!  Our permanent staff...
12/02/2020

This recognition is not about one person, it is about our entire team at Door County Public Health! Our permanent staff are 10 brilliant, ambitious women that constantly inspire each other and re-dedicate themselves to the community. Our limited term contact tracers are a very important part of our team now too, and we would not be able to have an effective response to COVID without them. Thank you to the Women’s Fund of Door County for this encouragement!

Today, on Giving Tuesday, we celebrate our final Door County Shero, Sue Powers.

We all appreciate a good neighbor. Neighbors keep us safe and have our backs. In our case, we have a super-neighbor. She’s got our backs, and, in fact, she’s got everyone in the community’s back. Our neighbor is Door County’s Public Health Manager, Sue Powers.

Before COVID struck and Sue’s name started to show up on televised briefings and radio interviews, I knew her as our quiet, friendly neighbor. We’d often meet taking our dogs for evening walks. I knew her as a responsible mom who’s raised two incredible daughters.

Then, earlier this year, her position, which was probably always fairly stressful, almost overnight, without any warning, took on a magnitude of stress few of us can imagine.

I am nominating Sue as my “Shero” for the work she does day in and day out – communicating news that none of us want to hear, keeping us informed as we negotiate an arena none of us was prepared to enter. Sue’s been, in many ways, the community mom. Through all of it, she maintains a calmness. She exudes wisdom, an occasional hint of wry humor and a sense of underlying hope.

County Administrator Ken Pabich said, “In dealing with COVID-19, it has been a constant state of change as we learn more about the virus; however, Sue Powers has been a strong and consistent leader in protecting the health of the community. With Sue’s leadership and her team, they have been exemplary in their service to the community.”

Thank you, Sue, for being one of our “Sheroes.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12/01/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Your #COVID19_WI update shows recovered cases at 82%, but a new record for newly reported deaths at 107. Remember, this number reflects the date the death was reported to public health, and not the date of death. As data fluctuates from day to day, we encourage you to monitor overall trends: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
11/30/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today's #COVID19_WI update has 1,800+ Wisconsinites hospitalized right now because of this virus. Nearly 1 in 4 of them is in an ICU. Hospitals across our state report 16% of beds available. Please help hospitals and health care workers, and #StopTheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/capacity.htm

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing today in Sister Bay from 8 AM until 4 PM.The Test...
11/30/2020

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing today in Sister Bay from 8 AM until 4 PM.
The Testing site is located at the Sister Bay Fire Station at 2258 Mill Road, Sister Bay.

The public is encouraged to visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov to pre-register, but are not required to do so.

See this press release for other National Guard Testing Dates and locations in Door County: https://www.co.door.wi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3229/Press-Release-Community-Testing-Site-2?bidId

Door County Medical Center
11/28/2020

Door County Medical Center

Blood centers and blood donors are recognized as essential critical infrastructure during the response to COVID-19. Click below to find out about blood drives coming up near you. The Community Blood Center (CBC) is conducting the coronavirus antibody test on all blood, platelet and plasma donations. This test is done to identify possible convalescent plasma donors who can join us in the fight against COVID-19. Testing all donations will help us potentially identify more donors who can help patients suffering from the coronavirus. Masks and/or face shields are required for all CBC employees. Donors are also asked to wear a mask while donating.

For more info, visit https://www.communityblood.org/covid-19-blood-donation/

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing Monday Nov 30th in Sister Bay from 8AM until 4 PM...
11/27/2020

Door County is partnering with the National Guard to have free testing Monday Nov 30th in Sister Bay from 8AM until 4 PM.
The Testing site is located at the Sister Bay Fire Station at 2258 Mill Road, Sister Bay.

The public is encouraged to visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov to pre-register, but are not required to do so.

See this press release for other National Guard Testing Dates and locations in Door County: https://www.co.door.wi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3229/Press-Release-Community-Testing-Site-2?bidId

We wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

We wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
11/25/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today's #COVID19_WI update and the 7-day average, which is still showing more than 5,000 cases. Remember, a negative test is not a free pass to gather with others. We hope you celebrate #Thanksgiving safely with those who live in your household, and get together virtually with those who don’t. That's how we'll #StopTheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

Getting the flu vaccine this year is more important than ever! Get your vaccine and follow these other prevention tips t...
11/24/2020

Getting the flu vaccine this year is more important than ever! Get your vaccine and follow these other prevention tips to keep you and your family safe this cold/flu season.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
11/24/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Your #COVID19_WI update with another record we did not want to break — a record high number of newly reported deaths — 104. Our sympathies go out to all who have lost loved ones.
Please stay home and stay safe this #holiday weekend: dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02826.pdf

Door County Medical Center
11/23/2020

Door County Medical Center

We have reached a point in this pandemic where we feel the need to call on the community to double our efforts to fight and beat this virus. The situation today is very serious. The spread of COVID-19 and the high degree of spread in our county has put all of us at risk. It is putting a strain on our medical resources and first responders. Here are a few examples of the reality of this situation:

* In the past month Door County Medical Center (DCMC) has had an entire department out sick at the same time due to Covid
* We have had fire departments and other emergency services throughout the County working with limited staffing due to Covid infections
* We have had Covid infections in five long-term care facilities putting the most vulnerable at risk
* DCMC has been at and above capacity in the last three weeks caring for Covid patients but have been able to effectively care for all patients
* The Covid pandemic is affecting other health care needs as beds and nursing resources are directed to Covid patient care

Our situation is so serious that the County Health Officer has issued a first ever Health Advisory and the Door County Board took action on Friday to emphasize what needs to be done to slow this pandemic. This Health Advisory can be found on the County’s website. It advises us to wear a mask, stay at home whenever possible, maintain social distancing, wash our hands, avoid gatherings even with extended family, and avoid large holiday gatherings. As we approach the major holiday season of the year, these steps will be difficult for most of us but we must stop this virus.

So far we have been able to provide quality critical health care and have been able to respond effectively to emergencies. But just like most of us, the strain on our health care and first responder system cannot be maintained for an extended period of time. We must bring this virus under control. And we can do that if we make some sacrifices in the next 4-5 weeks, the key holiday season.

We do believe that there is light at the end of this dark tunnel. The promise of vaccines and better Covid treatments are rapidly developing and being deployed. But we cannot lose focus on the need to bring the infection rate down to relieve the strains on health care and to allow us to begin to normalize our activities.

We hope you can and will join us, the County, DCMC, the City and businesses throughout the County that are working to reduce this risk and to bring about a promising and bright future in 2021.

Sincerely,

Dave Lienau, County Board Chair
Dave Ward, Sturgeon Bay Mayor
Brian Stephens, Door County Medical Center CEO

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
11/23/2020

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Your #COVID19_WI update shows 3,095 new cases reported today. At the same time, the 7-day average is still close to 6,000 cases (5,859). Right now, there are more than 74,000 active cases of #COVID19 in #Wisconsin. That's 1/5 of the number of people ever confirmed positive. Please, help us #StopTheSpread: dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

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421 Nebraska St
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(920) 746-2234

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