Door County Emergency Response Fund now accepting requests for assistance. Details here>>

As of Sunday, May 31, Door County reported 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three deaths. Kewaunee County reports 36 cases and one death, and Brown County reports 2,361 cases and 38 deaths.

Statewide there have been 19,892 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 626 deaths. To see the latest hospital capabilities, click here>>

  • Community Foundation and United Way Activate Emergency Fund

    In an effort to provide a coordinated philanthropic response to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) and the United Way of Door County have activated the Door County Emergency Response Fund (ERF).  The ERF provides flexible resources to local charities that are serving Door County residents impacted by the COVID-19 […]

  • PODCAST: March 18th Update, and From Europe – What We Could Be Facing

    Andrew and Myles go over what has changed in the last 24 hours, including a Gibraltar declaring a state of emergency, Main Street Market moving to order pickup only, and how to vote absentee in the upcoming elections.

  • Door County Fire Chiefs Form Coalition to Assist with COVID-19 Hardships

    The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has joined forces with other local entities to create a resource to provide information and assistance to the residents and guests of Door County through the duration of the hardships surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The association – with the cooperation of and support from the Door County Public Health Department, […]

  • Door County Asks Tourists to Postpone Travel Plans

    Door County officials are encouraging tourists not to visit Door County for the next 30 days as the county attempts to grapple with the demands of the spread of COVID-19. Over the past several weeks the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has raised health concerns around the world, and Door County is no exception. Door […]

  • Remote Learning during a Pandemic

    To try to ensure that students’ education isn’t being put on the back burner while the national COVID-19 emergency continues, schools such as Gibraltar have turned to remote learning. Gibraltar School has used e-learning this year to combat lost instruction time during snow days, an approach that has caused backlash from some parents and community […]

  • Manners Matter: Do Your Part to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    Dear Readers, This week certainly looks different than last week. A lot is changing due to COVID-19, and some are panicking. I’d like to remind everyone that although things seem to be spiraling out of control, we can all be doing our part in containing this virus. Please heed the warnings that have come from […]

  • Tips for Cleaning Your Home during Quarantine

    The emergence of COVID-19 is giving a new meaning to spring cleaning. An article from National Public Radio (NPR) states that the virus can survive on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for 72 hours and on cardboard for 24 hours. Therefore, it’s important to protect your home and its occupants during a self-quarantine. […]

  • Door County, Sister Bay Declare State of Emergency

    On Monday, the County of Door declared a state of emergency in hopes of stemming the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and Sister Bay followed at a special meeting tonight. There has not yet been a positive test for the virus in Door County, but few people have been tested. Sister Bay Village President and […]

  • Door County YMCA Program Updates

    Beginning March 18, the Door County YMCA will: Maintain regular hours of operations but will not allow youth members under the age of 18 to use the Y program centers in Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek weekdays from opening to 4pm. Now, more than ever, we need to recognize that we cannot serve everyone all of […]

  • Door County Medical Center Hospital Visitor Restrictions

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is restricting all visitors to the hospital at this time, effective immediately.  In order to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 illness into hospitals as well as the virus throughout the community, area hospitals have come together, in partnership with local public health departments, to put restrictions in place that […]

  • EDITORIAL: It’s Past Time for Door County to Take This Virus Seriously

    Door County has proven over and over again that we are unmatched when it comes to taking care of our neighbors and solving our problems. In the midst of the spread of COVID-19, one of the most effective ways we can help each other is by doing less for ourselves and more for each other. […]

  • Gibraltar Debates Closure, Then Evers Makes Call For the State

    The Gibraltar School Board chose not to close the school Friday afternoon in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but by the end of the day, Governor Tony Evers did it for them. Gov. Evers ordered the state Department of Health Services to close all k-12 schools Friday. The shutdown begins Wednesday and […]

  • PODCAST: Staying Informed about COVID-19 in Door County

    Andrew and Myles reflect on the change in tone of COVID-19 coverage from last week. As the story develops, and more information comes to us from different health organizations, we will do our best to keep people in Door County informed on closures, cancelations, and more. Links to information, as well as an ongoing list […]

  • Door County Medical Center Restricts Visits to Skilled Nursing Facility

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is requesting that family and friends refrain from visiting residents in the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) unless absolutely necessary.  The first priority of DCMC is to ensure that residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment and as such are following the recommendation of […]

  • COVID-19: Door County Community Updates

    Statewide Mandate Governor Tony Evers released a Safer at Home order. Guidelines for this order went into effect on March 25. The order is in place through April 24 or until a superseding order is issued. Details on the order can be found here>> For more information, best practices and updates on COVID-19 visit:What is […]

  • County Preps for COVID-19 as Ground Rules Change

    Door County is still considered at low risk for COVID-19, the virus that, through Tuesday, had infected more than 1,000 people and killed 32, mostly in Washington State. That’s eight times the number of infected people reported one week earlier.  Door County schools and medical centers are stepping up preparations and communication to the public […]