Kewaunee Officials Urge Caution as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Kewaunee County Public Health is urging residents to take caution to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the county. The county has reported 53 new positive Covid-19 tests since Sept. 1, a 22 percent increase. Positive test results have risen 22% in recent weeks.

As of Friday, September 11, 2020, the Kewaunee County Public Health Department recorded a total of 242 positive cases with 39 active, 3,793 negative cases, 201 recovered cases, 102 pending cases, and two deaths. 

“We are noticing a spike across the board in all age ranges, and we need everyone to continue to take COVID-19 as well as precautionary measures seriously in order to stop the spread, especially as we approach influenza season,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department. 

The department also announced that it is hosting influenza vaccine clinics across the county in October to get adult residents immunized ahead of flu season and further protect themselves from illness.

“This year is particularly important for people to get an influenza vaccine and protect themselves from illness as much as possible since COVID-19 is still such a concern,” Kinnard said.

Clinics will hosted Oct. 2 and Oct. 6 at Ahnapee Town Hall, 303 North Water Street, Algoma, Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 625 Third Street, Luxemburg, and Kewaunee County Public Health Department, 810 Lincoln Street, Kewaunee. 

Ahnapee Town Hall and Kewaunee County Fairgrounds
Oct. 2: 10 am noon and 1-3 pm
Oct. 6: 10 am – noon and 1-3 pm

Kewaunee County Public Health Department by appointment only

Appointments are required for all locations due to availability of doses. Call the Public Health Department at 920.388.7160 to schedule a vaccine appointment. 

The price of the vaccine is $30 (cash or check) or the Public Health Department can bill Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare Network and Humana Insurances. People should bring insurance cards to the vaccine appointment for insurance billing. 

Again, these clinics are for adults only and dates are subject to vaccine availability.