1st COVID-19 Related Death in Kewaunee County

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has announced that a Kewaunee County resident, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, died on Monday. Health officials say that those that had been in close contact are in self-quarantine. As of Tuesday, there had been 111 Kewaunee County residents tested, with 5 positive cases, 78 negative tests, and 28 tests still pending. Anyone who thinks they may have been … Continue reading

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Local Law Enforcement Explains “Essential Travel”

Door County Sherifft Tammy Sternard, along with the Sturgeon Bay Police and district attorney, have recently clarified what is meant by “essential travel” in the governor’s “Safer at Home” order. As they explain, essential travel is any travel related to essential activities, government functions, or non-essential business’ minimum basic operations. Also considered essential is travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or … Continue reading

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Questions for Law Enforcement about Governor’s Order

Now that we are a few weeks into the governor’s “Safer at Home” order, law enforcement has been noticing a few frequently asked questions concerning this order. One question is whether law enforcement can prevent people from traveling to Door County. In a joint release from the country sheriff’s department, Sturgeon Bay Police, and the county district attorney, their answer is simply “no”. The order … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor’s Hatch Distillery Making Hand Sanitizer

Because of the public’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s been enormous demand for hand sanitizer. This demand resulted in an imminent shortage. Chris Roedl from Egg Harbor’s Hatch Distillery explains what happened next…. It didn’t take long before Hatch Distillery was making this hand sanitizer in volume and donating it to the local hospital, a couple retirement communities, and hospice services. Roedl goes on … Continue reading

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Local Group Sewing Face Masks for the Community

There is a new volunteer-based organization that is sewing 100% cotton face masks for the door county community. This group, known as “Sew Masks for Door County”, began when Kayla Bissen started making face masks for her family and friends. In a recent phone interview, Kayla explains how it suddenly took off……. What began as just a project to make masks for her family and … Continue reading

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First Confirmed COVID-19 Case for Kewaunee County

Kewaunee County health officials announced Sunday that the county has it’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. According to the release the patient is in their 80’s and has been hospitalized. The public health department is working to identify & contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient, who will then be asked to self quarantine for 14 days. There have been … Continue reading

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Door County Grocers Adapting to New Situations

One topic which has been talked about considerably this last month is shopping for food and supplies. Everyone has heard about the mad rush to buy toilet paper and other daily supplies. Some stores around the state have been accused of raising their prices unnecessarily, all at a time when they are struggling to meet the public’s needs. In a recent discussion with W.D.O.R.’s Nick … Continue reading

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DCEDC Surveys and COVID-19 Aid Assistance

The Door County Economic Development Corporation is helping local businesses to pursue and secure assistance to keep them afloat through the COVID-19 crisis. They are asking local businesses to participate in a survey to help assess the economic impact of COVID-19. The completion of these surveys will support forthcoming policy and legislative actions to address the impact. These surveys will be sent out again in … Continue reading

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2nd COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Door County

As of Wednesday afternoon, a new total of two Door County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. Both of these individuals had traveled outside of Door County. One remained within the state while the other had traveled outside of the state, and they both have been in isolation since their testing. In following privacy laws, no additional information about these two cases can or … Continue reading

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Door County Golf and COVID-19

With the arrival of April comes the hope for sunny, warmer weather, conducive to playing nine or eighteen holes. However, as part of his “Safer at Home” order, Governor Tony Evers has deemed golf courses in Wisconsin as non-essential businesses. Brandon Hansen is the new general manager and professional at Idlewild Golf Club. Hansen said that in some parts of the country, golf courses have … Continue reading

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