Covid Variant Strain Found in WI

The variant strain of COVID-19 first discovered circulating widely in England in November and December has now been identified in Wisconsin. Researchers believe this new strain spreads more rapidly and easily than the original strain, but there is no evidence this new strain causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. The strain was identified here in Wisconsin through ongoing surveillance and whole genome … Continue reading

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Washington Island Closures From Covid-19 Spike

December has seen a spike in positive cases of COVID-19 on Washington Island. For the last few weeks, the positive test results on the island have continued at a 50% positive rate. There have been two COVID-related deaths associated with the island, one being a year-round resident and one was a seasonal islander. In response to this recent spike in positive island cases the Town … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay 1st Grade All Virtual After Positive COVID Test

Sturgeon Bay’s Sawyer Elementary School has had to temporarily close all four of their 1st grade classrooms, effective immediately and until further notice. It began when a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19, although not feeling ill, that person is now quarantined. Because of that positive case, parents were notified and just one classroom was closed. Door County Public Health worked with the school … Continue reading

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Three Days of Covid-19 Testing Completed

This last Tuesday through Thursday, Door and Kewaunee Counties worked together with the Wisconsin National Guard to run a free COVID-19 testing site outside the Door County Justice Center. We now have some numbers from this event. On Tuesday, members of the Guard collected over 110 specimens. By Tuesday’s end they had nearly 250, and by the time the event was completed on Thursday they … Continue reading

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Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Sturgeon Bay, June 2-4

Door and Kewaunee Counties are working together with the Wisconsin National Guard to offer free COVID-19 testing to the local community. A testing site will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on june 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, at the Door County Sheriff’s Office on Duluth Avenue. No registration is necessary, but they do ask you to report on the correct day. Tuesday June … Continue reading

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DC Board Chairman Had COVID-19

Door County Board Supervisor and Chairman David Lienau announced that last Friday he learned that he actually had the COVID-19 virus last March. Lienau, who is also the Sister Bay Village President, was on vacation in Aspen last February, during which time he most likely picked up the virus. However, he did not start showing even very mild symptoms until mid-to-late March with his final … Continue reading

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Door County Website Hosts COVID-19 Information & Stats

The Door County Board of Supervisors would like to remind all county residents that there is a great online resource for Coronavirus information through the county’s website. When you go to the website you will find at the very top a black bar with a red button labeled “Emergency Alert”. This link brings you to vast a selection of recent and relative covid-19 information. You … Continue reading

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DCMC Now Offers Free Virtual COVID-19 Screening

The Door County Medical Center has announced free virtual online screening for COVID-19, now available through the medical center’s patient portal. For individuals concerned about whether they have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, they can now log onto or set up a profile on the patient portal at “MyDoorCountyHealth.org”. Then you can schedule a virtual visit with a nurse practitioner through your computer or … Continue reading

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Survey for D.C. Businesses Wanting Face Masks

An initiative directed by the Door County Health Department has the Door County Fire Chiefs and community coordinators working together to help supply free washable cloth face masks to Door County businesses and their employees. The community coordinators will distribute the masks to local businesses, but they are requesting help from these businesses to determine how many masks will be needed. They are asking these … Continue reading

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Destination Door County: Postpone, Don’t Cancel

Destination Door County has been hearing many questions from the local tourism community concerning the current pandemic and our upcoming tourist season. When will it start? Will there be one? And what messages are going out about this season? For the first time ever, they are having to ask visitors to temporarily postpone their trips to our county. The truth is they don’t yet know … Continue reading

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