Tag: Door County COVID-19 Information

  • County Reports 8th COVID Death, 173 Cases this Week

    The toll of Covid-19 on the Door County Peninsula continues to grow.  On Friday Door County reported 25 new cases, it’s 8th COVID-related death, and 339 active cases as public health officials say the COVID-19 virus is rampant on the peninsula. The county reported 173 cases and 4 deaths over the last week, the worst […]

  • Trick-or-Treating: Stay Safe from COVID-19

    Because of the widespread community spread of COVID-19 in Door County and elsewhere across the state and country, Halloween will look different this year. To help you be safe, stay healthy and slow the spread of the virus, Door County Public Health – consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department […]

  • County Reports 6th COVID-19-related Death

    Door County Public Health reported a sixth COVID-19-related death Tuesday, the second of the week. That came as Wisconsin reported its most dire daily toll of the pandemic, recording 5,262 new positive tests, 64 new deaths, and 220 new hospitalizations.  Texas, with five times the population of Wisconsin, was the only state to report more […]

  • Sen. Cowles, Former Gov. Tommy Thompson Urge Citizens to Mask Up, Help Stop Covid Spread

    Senators Roger Roth (R-Appleton) and Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statements supporting the coalition of statewide organizations on the establishment of the ‘Stop the COVID Spread!’ campaign, and echo their calls for citizens and community leaders to take an active role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to simple […]

  • Teeing It Up in 2020: courses see crowds despite clubhouse restrictions

    When governors ordered golf courses and driving ranges closed in April, golfers worried that their favorite links might fold or that they might not get to tee up at all in 2020. Six months later, course owners and managers have witnessed the season move from uncertain to spectacular, with both new and returning golfers keeping […]

  • National Guard to Offer Community Testing Sites

    Door County is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to offer free COVID-19 testing for the community every Monday beginning Oct. 19 and continuing through dec. 7.  Testing will be offered from 8 am – 4 pm.  The location of the testing site will rotate each week between a northern and a central site within  […]

  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Rise in Door County

    Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Door County reached a new high earlier this week, according to Brian Stephens, CEO of Door County Medical Center. The hospital has consistently had five or six patients with COVID-19 hospitalized for several days, after having few to none for several months. Stephens said those patients typically stay an average of […]

  • Covid Hospitalizations Surge, Evers Limits Public Gatherings

    As Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations rose again Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers issued a new emergency order limiting the size of indoor gatherings.  The order limits indoor gatherings in public spaces to 25 percent of the occupancy limits for rooms or buildings, and to no more than 10 for events at a private residence that are […]

  • PODCAST: Dr. Jim Heise on What We’ve Learned, What We Need to Do as Cases Skyrocket

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. is joined by Dr. Jim Heise, Chief Medical Officer of Door County Medical Center, to discuss the state of the Covid-19 virus in Door County. They discuss what we’ve learned about the COVID-19 pandemic, where we are today, and why the status of hospital in the Fox Valley and Green Bay matters […]

  • Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Institutes No Visitor Policy

    Visitors to the hospital will not be allowed effective immediately at Door County Medical Center (DCMC). Hospital Effective immediately the hospital is instituting a no visitor policy. The following exceptions will be made for support persons.  The support person must not be ill and should be free of any symptoms.  Masks must be worn at all […]

  • Health Department Asks Public for Help Controlling Covid Spread

    Door County reported 35 new positive tests for Covid-19 Monday, a total that includes positive tests from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That brought the county’s total to 346 and led the Door County Public Health Department to issue a press release imploring the public to help keep the local outbreak under control.  “There is significant […]

  • What Business Owners Need to Know When an Employee Tests Positive

    The following guide comes from the Door County Public Health Department to help businesses navigate the situation if an employee tests positive for Covid-19. What should I do if an employee experiences COVID-19 like symptoms at work? Anyone with symptoms needs to go home, isolate, and contact their healthcare provider or Door County Medical Center […]

  • Schools, Child Care Centers Navigating COVID Challenges

    Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay schools have both switched multiple classrooms to remote learning after teachers or students tested positive for COVID-19.  Both started the school year offering in-person classes. On the afternoon of Sept. 21, Sturgeon Bay announced that a high school student had tested positive. Four grades have had to move temporarily to virtual […]

  • Evers Extends Mask Order to Nov. 21

    Gov. Tony Evers extended the state’s mandatory masking order Tuesday through Nov. 21. Evers declared a new health emergency in Wisconsin because of a recent surge in cases among young people. “We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a new and dangerous phase of […]

  • Housing Market Hot Through Pandemic

    Chances are, the extra traffic you’re seeing around the county isn’t all courtesy of tourists. Door County real estate brokers say they’ve seen a surge in home sales during the summer. “The market has been absolutely on fire,” said Craig Bastian, a real estate broker with Kellstrom-Ray Agency in Sister Bay.  Kevin Nordahl, a broker […]

  • PERSPECTIVE: My Frustration with COVID-19

    I counted 146 cars lined up for food in an aerial photo of the Door County Food Pantry Coalition’s distribution at the Sturgeon Bay fairgrounds Aug. 5. The photo was taken 15 minutes before the first box was even handed out. Looking at the line, I was frustrated, and I was embarrassed. Like so many […]

  • 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 […]

  • PODCAST: No-Cost, Drive-up COVID-19 Testing, Egg Harbor Condo Approved

    Andrew and Myles break down this weeks news, including Bellin Health and Door County Medical Center hosting a no-cost, drive-up COVID-19 testing event Aug. 27, 10 am – 6 pm, at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. Also The Village of Egg Harbor’s Plan Commission approved the proposal for the Village View Residences condominium […]

  • Letter to the Editor: United Methods Required to Beat COVID-19

    Recently, when I was watching a news update on COVID-19, suddenly one word resounded in my head: “united.” Our nation’s full name is the United States of America. By definition, “unite” means “to put together to form a single unit, to cause to adhere, to link by a legal or moral bond, one or as […]

  • Nearly One-third of Local Households Struggle to Make Ends Meet

    New report shows many faced financial insecurity before COVID-19 Thirty-one percent of Door County’s households are struggling to afford basic necessities such as housing, child care, food, transportation and internet access. That statistic and others were reported in the state’s third ALICE report, released recently by United Way of Wisconsin in partnership with United for […]