Tag: Door County COVID-19 Information

  • Virus Spreads On Washington Island

    It took a while to get there, but a COVID-19 surge has hit Washington Island, causing the town’s officials to scale back services, the school district to switch to remote learning and residents to take extra precautions.  “Certainly from last March until into the middle of December, we were extremely fortunate,” said Town of Washington […]

  • For Nursing Homes, Vaccines Bring Glimmers of Hope

    Nearly 200 residents and staff members at Scandia Village–Good Samaritan in Sister Bay received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine Dec. 30. Scandia Village Administrator Michele Notz said it was the first of three vaccination clinics they will host at the long-term-care facility. “It was exciting,” Notz said. “It went really well. Walgreens sent […]

  • Local Vaccine Rollout Underway

    Weekly allocations of the Moderna vaccine are rolling into Door County Medical Center (DCMC), where frontline health care workers are well on their way to being immunized against COVID-19.  “At this time, every employee at DCMC who wants the vaccine has had the opportunity to receive it,” said Dr. Jim Heise, DCMC chief medical officer. […]

  • Door County COVID-19 Cases by Municipality

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Health tracks positive COVID-19 cases not only by county, but by town, village and city. The level of data is not as comprehensive as it is for counties as a whole  such as total number of tests, active versus recovered cases, and deaths – only positives reported for a given […]

  • National Guard COVID-19 Testing Sites Return Monday

    Door County is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to offer free COVID-19 testing for the community on a weekly recurring basis each Monday through March 8, from 8 am – 4 pm.  The location of the testing site rotates each week between a northern and a central site. The northern site will be located […]

  • Free, At-home COVID-19 Test Kits Available

    The state now has free, at-home COVID-19 saliva-collection kits available for all Wisconsin residents, without or without symptoms. The kits will give everyone who wants to be tested the opportunity to do so. “We also know that getting to a health care provider or a community testing site isn’t easy for everyone,” said Gov. Tony […]

  • Antibody Treatment Available at Door County Medical Center

    Press Release  Investigational antibody treatment medications bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody; and casirivimab and imdevimab, a polyclonal antibody, are now available at Door County Medical Center for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The drugs have received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Receiving bamlanivimab or casirivimab and imdevimab […]

  • 2020 Best of the Web: Our Most-viewed Articles

    It was a busy year at, as people visited the site more than 2.1 million times, viewing 3.4 million pages. Yes, many of those visits were searches for the latest news regarding COVID-19. When the crisis hit in March, we worked quickly to transform our home page into a resource for information about how […]

  • Pandemic’s Toll Goes beyond Counting Deaths

    Tamara Jilot was shocked when she tested positive for COVID-19 in October. She only bothered to get tested at the suggestion of a friend who heard her cough.  “You sound just like my husband did,” said her friend, whose husband had caught the virus.   But Jilot said she’d been careful. She wasn’t on complete lockdown […]

  • Door County Medical Center Update on Vaccine Status

    With the COVID-19 vaccine now being shipped, Door County residents are wondering when they can expect it to arrive here. Door County Medical Center released an update Monday. “At this time DCMC does not have a supply of the vaccine to distribute to our community, and is not taking Covid-19 vaccination appointments,” the statement said. “There […]

  • Growth in County Virus Cases Slows

    After climbing rapidly during October and November, the pace of the spread of COVID-19 in Door County has slowed in the last two weeks.  As of Tuesday, the number of new positive tests during the previous seven days was 96. But on Wednesday, the county reported 30 new positive tests, the highest single-day count since […]

  • Evers Announces Assistance for Restaurants

    Press Release from Gov. Tony Evers Office Gov. Tony Evers announced today with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) that restaurants and other targeted small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $45 million in assistance, bringing the total assistance distributed to Wisconsin businesses this year to more than $220 million. The program, We’re […]

  • Making Masks With Peter Ciesla

    Art comes to the newest of everyday wearables When COVID-19 threw a curveball at the world earlier this year, there were people who watched the trajectory and followed it to places they may never have imagined they would go. So it was with Peter Ciesla. He’s a textile/fiber artist and a designer of one-of-a-kind clothing. […]

  • Hospital, City, County Issue Joint Statement Asking for Community Help Fighting Pandemic

    In a joint statement issued Monday, the CEO of Door County Medical Center, along with the Mayor of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Board Chair, urged the community to double its efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19. The statement for DCMC CEO Brian Stephens, Mayor David Ward, and County Board Chair Dave Lienau, […]

  • Arts Organizations Receive Grants

    Music, visual-art, live-performance and other cultural organizations have always been more than just purveyors of entertainment – they’ve been important providers of healing and hope, especially during difficult times.  In recognition of the significant role these institutions play around the state, Gov. Tony Evers has designated $5 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and […]

  • County Board Votes to Support Mask Enforcement

    The Door County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to support a public heath advisory asking residents to avoid gatherings, wear masks, and limit contacts in light of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the community. The advisory calls for supporting the enforcement of the mask mandate and social distancing guidelines as seasons change and […]

  • Back to Nature: State parks saw influx of visitors looking for safe oases

    First, the coronavirus pandemic drove people indoors. Then, opportunities for safe recreation and relaxation lured them outdoors, both in Door County and nationwide. If there’s a bright side to all of this, Chris Holicek thinks that’s one of them. “People are being very careful, and yet they’re able to be out and enjoy nature,” said […]

  • Governor Issues New Advisory, Cases Rise Sharply in Door County

    Gov. Tony Evers issued an emergency order Tuesday advising – but not requiring – residents to stay home, avoid social gatherings of people that are not part of the same household, and encouraging businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers, and the surrounding community. Evers also announced he will be introducing new COVID-19 […]

  • 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 […]