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Tag: Door County COVID-19 Information

  • Husby’s Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, County Cases Rise to 73

    Husby’s Food and Spirits, the popular bar and grill in Sister Bay, announced that it will close indefinitely out of caution after an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Bar owners were notified of the positive test result Thursday afternoon, and the closure was announced shortly thereafter. “Nobody forced us to close,” said co-owner […]

  • Confined by Lockdown, A Senior Citizen Decides to Move Out

    “This article is part of Outbreak Wisconsin, a series co-produced by WPR and Wisconsin Watch which chronicles people’s journeys through the coronavirus crisis.” Last summer, Beverly Blietz spent her spare time driving for Uber in Door County. She shuttled visitors among hotels, campgrounds, bars and restaurants, and she said she absolutely loved talking to people while […]

  • Door County COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

    The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Door County rose quickly this week. Thirteen new positive tests were reported this week through Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 66. That has prompted the state to change the county’s status to a high activity level of Covid-19. Door County Public Health Manager Sue Powers has expected an […]

  • VIDEO: Destination Door County Encourages Masks, Safe Travel

    Door County is asking visitors to mask up and keep the door open.

  • Door County Board Votes Against Pursuing Masking Order

    The Door County Board of Supervisors voted not to instruct its staff to draft a county-wide masking ordinance for consideration by the board. The vote was taken by consensus through a show of hands and not by roll call. County Board Chair Dave Lienau called the special meeting to discuss the issue to help prevent […]

  • Letter to the Editor: To the Sister Bay Village Board

    We residents of Sister Bay trust that you not only act in our best interests but also see the big picture and plan long-term for our village, especially as members of our community try to open their businesses and restart our local economy. It’s wonderful to see so many businesses open and people back to […]

  • County Issues Public Health Statement as Tourism Season Picks Up

    Door County Public Health issued a statement Friday urging continued vigilance, mask-wearing, and social distancing by locals and visitors to the peninsula.  “As we enter the peak of our tourist/busy season, we are at an important crossroads for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19,” the statement read. “Our neighboring counties and states are seeing […]

  • Manners Matter: Not Ready for Visitors

    Dear Mary Pat, Our niece and nephews always stay with us when they visit Door County in late June. We’ve been telling them that we don’t want to confirm any plans just yet because we’re still concerned about the spread of the virus. Now that it’s getting closer, their parents want a firm answer so […]

  • COVID Cases Flat in Door County: Health Department still strongly urges continued vigilance

    Door County’s tally of COVID-19 cases has held steady for nearly two weeks, with 39 positive test results and three deaths. It’s good news, said Door County Public Health Manager Sue Powers, but not a reason for residents and visitors to let their guard down.  “My biggest concern is that people get tired of the […]

  • DCMC Announces Next Steps for Medical Services

    As Wisconsin moves forward in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is taking steps to make health-care services more accessible while maintaining safety and meeting patients’ needs.  The status of DCMC medical services is as follows.  • Urgent care and emergency department: Anyone needing urgent or emergency care for any health […]

  • VIDEO: Getting Outside | The Door County Pulse

    This week on the Door County Pulse: Gibraltar students continue their Forest Days virtually, Farmers Markets are opening up a little differently this year, The Skyway Drive-in is showing some classics this weekend, And Roots Inn and Kitchen become TikTok stars. All that and more on this week’s Door County Pulse.

  • Prevea Kewaunee Health Center Now Open

    The Prevea Kewaunee Health Center, 1020 Marquette Dr. in Kewaunee, is now open for patient care following a temporary closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The health center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 am – 5 pm. Urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries is available during these times. Patients may arrive without […]

  • Coordinated Community Response: Protecting Adults at Risk during a Pandemic

    by Door County Circuit Court Commissioner Jennifer Moeller, Register in Probate Wisconsin law defines an adult at risk as any adult who has a physical or mental condition that impairs the individual’s ability to care for her or his needs; and who has experienced, is experiencing or is at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect […]

  • $2,500 Grants Available for Small Businesses

    Applications are open for a new grant program designed to assist Wisconsin’s smallest businesses. The We’re All in Small Business Grant Program, funded by the federal CARES Act, will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption, health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent and mortgages, […]

  • PERSPECTIVE: Try Trust Instead of Judgment

    The time between sleep and waking belongs to the animal mind, a receiver of sensory input. Around here, that means things like birdsong, lapping water, cedar and pine. It’s magical but short – a few blissed-out moments. Then reality crashes through, and these days, it brings COVID-19 top of mind.  So I pull myself from bed, […]

  • Door County Unemployment Soars to 20 Percent for April

    Door County’s unemployment rate climbed to 20 percent in April, the only full month when the state’s Safer at Home order was in place. The number represents 2,886 jobless people in Door County out of a workforce of 14,444. The impact of COVID-19 hit all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, according to the numbers that the […]

  • Door County COVID-19 Update: Jun. 5-12

    As of press time Wednesday, Door County’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 remained at 38, with three deaths. Statewide, there were 18,917 cases and 607 deaths, with the percentage of tests coming back positive continuing to trend downward.  During the weekly Facebook Live session June 1, County Health Manager Sue Powers and Door County Medical Center […]

  • PODCAST: Watching a Week of Rage in America from the Door County Bubble

    Andrew and Myles sit down to talk about a community testing site for COVID-19 in Sturgeon Bay June 3rd and 4th, as well as a discussion on the murder of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, and the protests that have gripped all 50 states following his death, including demonstrations being led in Door County […]

  • House and Garden Walk Canceled

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary has canceled its July 28 House and Garden Walk. Maribeth Hetherington, auxiliary president, said, “Although we remained hopefully optimistic we could still have the walk recognizing the 60th anniversary of Commitment to Community, there were too many uncertainties related to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. […]

  • SLIDESHOW: Sturgeon Bay’s Drive-up Graduation

    Sturgeon Bay High School celebrated commencement ceremonies with a drive-up ceremony at the front of the school Saturday, May 30. Photographer Coburn Dukehart of Wisconsin Watch was there to capture the scene. Graduates participate in the Sturgeon Bay High School graduation ceremony on Sat. May 30, 2020. The ceremony was held as a drive-through event […]