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COVID-19 Information

Critical Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Total Tests Received: 3147           Negative: 3108               Active: 22           *Recovered: 16             Deaths: 1Data From 06/04/2020 at 3:00pm (DHS reports numbers from 9pm the previous day causing lower reported numbers on their site) *Cases are considered "Recovered" by the Manitowoc County Health Department once 30 days have passed since an individual tested positive and has not resulted in a death

-Community Spread has been indicated in Manitowoc County

 

COVID-19 is a virus that spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or contaminates a surface which then infects another individual upon contact. This is how many respiratory illnesses like Influenza spread. The best protection from respiratory illnesses like these include: covering your cough, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, staying home when you are sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and finally clean surfaces at home and work often with a disinfectant.

The Manitowoc County Health Department is working with Federal, State, and Local partners to identify and test who may be infected. Our providers are actively testing those who meet specific criteria.

If you are concerned about symptoms and are wanting to discuss testing, call your primary care provider first. For general information or if you are currently experiencing symptoms, please use these hotlines before calling the health department and do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing a life threatening situation.

Aurora Medical Center 1-866-443-2584
Holy Family Memorial 920-320-3333

 

Situation Report

  • Statewide there have been 20,571 positive COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. on June 6, 2020. For information on statewide activity, visit the DHS website.

  • 645 fatalities in the state of Wisconsin have been confirmed due to COVID-19 as of 2 p.m. on June 6, 2020.

  • A new website has been created to host easy access to a variety of state departments and their new operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • DHS and the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene are now prioritizing two tiers of cases for testing. They released a memo with updated guidelines for providers to prioritize hospitalized patients to be tested for COVID-19. m

  • We urge you to take steps as a community to reduce strain on our health care system and optimize resources to care for those most in need:
    • Practice social distancing
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • Call your healthcare provider before going into a clinic if you are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. This will allow them to provide guidance, prepare ahead if you need to be seen, and minimize risk to others.

  • You can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what you can do to prepare your home and family.
     
  • If you are symptomatic, new guidance requires a 10 day isolation period from symptom on-set AND 3 days without symptoms or a fever to be released from isolation. If you have been in contact with an asymptomatic person, a 14 day quarantine period is mandatory. Household members of confirmed positive cases also have a mandatory 14 day quarantine period from the end of the last symptomatic individual's well date.

  • WI DHS released guidance on 5/7 that recommends the cancellation of all in-person graduation ceremonies for Spring and Summer 2020.
     
  • WI DHS released a searchable map for Community Testing sites on 5/6. These sites will change frequently and the map can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Travel Guidance

Manitowoc County Health Department recommends limiting non-essential domestic and international travel.

Testing Criteria

At this time the recommendation is that individuals with symptoms should be tested. Individuals who do not have symptoms, but have traveled to an area with community transmission or was in contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 patient, should self-quarantine at home for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, contact your provider.

WI DHS updates their website frequently with new information including the latest signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

If you are concerned about symptoms and are wanting to discuss testing, call your primary care provider first. For general information or if you are currently experiencing symptoms, please use these hotlines before calling the health department and do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing a life threatening situation.

Aurora Medical Center 1-866-443-2584
Holy Family Memorial 920-320-3333

 

Timeline of Events

  • June 6, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • June 5, 2020: Seven additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • June 4, 2020: Ten additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • June 3, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • June 2, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • June 1, 2020: Three additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 31, 2020: Four additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 30, 2020: Twenty additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 29, 2020: Eighteen additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 28, 2020: Eleven additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 27, 2020: Twenty-two additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 27, 2020: Gov. Evers Announces $200 Million "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" Program
  • May 26, 2020: Three additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 26, 2020: WI DHS released guidance for conducting garage and rummage sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • May 25, 2020: Four additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 24, 2020: Three additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 23, 2020: Eleven additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 22, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 21, 2020: Six additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 20, 2020: Fourteen additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 20, 2020: Gov. Evers Announces $25 Million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program
  • May 19, 2020: Eight additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 19, 2020: Gov. Evers Announces $1 Billion Statewide Effort to support COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing, Operations, and Resources for Local Communities
  • May 18, 2020: Six additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 18, 2020: Gov. Evers Announces We're All In Grant Program and Initiative to Spur Wisconsin's Economic Recovery, Promote Safe Business Practices
  • May 17, 2020: No additional fatalities were confirmed today in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 16, 2020: Eight additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 15, 2020: Manitowoc County rescinded their extension of the Safer at Home Order effective immediately.
  • May 15, 2020: Eleven additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 14, 2020: Manitowoc County Health Officer, Mary Halada, issued a stay of the Governor's Safer at Home Order in Manitowoc County effective immediately through 5/20.
  • May 14, 2020: Thirteen additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 13, 2020: The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Gov. Evers' Safer at Home Order effective immediately.
  • May 13, 2020: Three additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 12, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 11, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 11, 2020: Governor Evers announced the signing of Executive Order #36 today, which further allows some businesses and stores to begin opening in a safe and controlled way.
  • May 10, 2020: Two additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 9, 2020: Fourteen additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 8, 2020: Ten additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 7, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 6, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 5, 2020: Thirteen additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 4, 2020: One additional fatality was confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 4, 2020:Governor Evers announced a plan to make WI one of the top states in testing per capita.
  • May 3, 2020: Five new fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 3, 2020: Governor Evers announced the arrival of much needed PPE from Wisconsin's sister state, Heilongjiang Province, China.
  • May 2, 2020: Seven new fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 1, 2020: Eleven additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • May 1, 2020: Governor Evers announced the launch of community testing events in WI, supported by the WI National Guard.
  • April 30, 2020: Eight additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • April 29, 2020: Eight additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • April 28, 2020: Nineteen additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • April 28, 2020: Governor Evers directed DHS to reopen most WI State parks beginning 5/1. Some parks will remain closed and most camping is not permitted in any state park through 5/28.
  • April 27, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • April 27, 2020: Governor Evers signed Executive Order #34 which allows non essential businesses to begin conducting curbside, no-contact business. This goes into effect at 8am on 4/29.
  • April 26, 2020: Six additional fatalities confirmed in WI due to COVID-19.
  • April 26, 2020: First fatality due to COVID-19 confirmed in Manitowoc County.
  • April 25, 2020: Four additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 24, 2020: The first iteration of the Safer at Home Order expired but Executive Order #28 extended some parts of the order.
  • April 24, 2020: Five additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 23, 2020: Eleven additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 22, 2020: Four additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 21, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 20, 2020: Governor Evers announced the WI "Badger Bounce Back" plan which outlines the criteria necessary to reopen the state's economy.
  • April 20, 2020: Ten additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 20, 2020: Manitowoc County Health Officer, Mary Halada, rescinded Public Health Order #3 which closes all Manitowoc County campgrounds for the duration of the Public Health Emergency.
  • April 20, 2020: Governor Evers announced the steps WI is undertaking to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
  • April 19, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 18, 2020: Six additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 17, 2020: Eight additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 16, 2020: Fifteen additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 16, 2020: Governor Evers extended the Safer at Home Order through May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.  
  • April 15, 2020: Manitowoc County Health Officer, Mary Halada, issued Public Health Order #3 which closes all Manitowoc County campgrounds for the duration of the Public Health Emergency. This order goes into effect on May 1, 2020.
  • April 15, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 15, 2020: Governor Evers signed 2019 Wisconsin Act 185, the COVID-19 Relief Bill, within hours of its passage by the WI Senate.
  • April 14, 2020: Seventeen additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 13, 2020: Ten additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 12, 2020: Governor Evers announced the construction of a second alternative care facility at Alliant Energy Center.
  • April 12, 2020: Seven additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 11, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 10, 2020: Seventeen additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 10, 2020: Governor Evers put out a press release announcing the Wisconsin COVID-19 Volunteer Program.
  • April 9, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 9, 2020: Governor Evers issued a press release to reiterate options available for religious gatherings and services this weekend.
  • April 9, 2020: Governor Evers announced the construction of an alternative care facility at the Wisconsin State Fair Park.
  • April 9, 2020: Governor Evers directed the WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to close several State Parks due to a lack of social distancing occurring, a shortage of employees to clean and maintain the parks, and a lack of sources for cleaning materials.
  • April 8, 2020: Seven additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 7, 2020: Fifteen additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 6, 2020: Nine additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 6, 2020: Governor Evers signed Executive Order #74, postponing the 4/7 election until 6/9 or a sooner date to be decided by the Wisconsin State Legislature. This was later overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the election remains as initially scheduled.
  • April 5, 2020: Twelve additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 4, 2020: Wisconsin was granted a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for the COVID-19 response.
  • April 4, 2020: Nineteen additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 3, 2020: Manitowoc County received notification of the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county.
  • April 3, 2020: Governor Evers issues Executive Order #19, which details the appropriate release of and use of COVID-19 information to protect the health and safety of law enforcement, first responders, and other public safety workers.
  • April 3, 2020: Six additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 2, 2020: Requirements for absentee voting have been eased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 2, 2020: Seven additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 1, 2020: Eight additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • April 1, 2020: Governor Evers announced a second legislative package of COVID-19 relief and support for Wisconsinites.
  • April 1, 2020: Governor Evers announced the arrival of the second shipment of PPE from the National Strategic Stockpile.
  • April 1, 2020: State-run voluntary isolation centers are expected to open in Madison and Milwaukee.
  • March 31, 2020: Two additional fatalities have been reported due to COVID-19.
  • March 31, 2020: Governor Evers submitted a request to FEMA seeking a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Wisconsin in regards to the COVID-19 response.
  • March 30, 2020: An additional fatality has been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 30, 2020: Governor Evers announced a new public-private partnership to significantly increase COVID-19 testing capacity throughout the State.
  • March 27, 2020: Governor Evers issued an order to expedite the expansion and enhance the efficiency of the healthcare workforce.
  • March 27, 2020: Five additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 27, 2020: Governor Evers issued a press release suspending evictions and foreclosure for the next 60 days.
  • March 26, 2020: Governor Evers launched a PPE buy-back program for the State of Wisconsin.
  • March 26, 2020: Two additional fatalities have been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 25, 2020: A six fatality has been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 25, 2020: Executive Order #12, Safer at Home goes into effect at 8 a.m.
  • March 24, 2020: Governor Evers announces the criteria of his Safer at Home order.
  • March 23, 2020: A fifth fatality has been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 21, 2020: A fourth fatality has been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 20, 2020: A third fatality has been confirmed due to COVID-19.
  • March 19, 2020: Governor Tony Evers confirmed two fatalities in the State of Wisconsin due to COVID-19.
  • March 19, 2020: Manitowoc County Health Officer, Mary Halada, issued county-specific clarifications to cease operations of hair and nail salons and massage parlors.
  • March 18, 2020: Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order #6, which restricts child care facilities in the state to operations with no more that 10 staff and 50 children.
  • March 17, 2020: Governor Tony Evers extended the statewide K-12 school closures indefinitely.
  • March 17, 2020: Governor Tony Evers issued a statewide ban on all public gatherings of more than 10 people and directed all bars and restaurants to close except for take out and delivery.
  • March 16, 2020: County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer declares a Public Health/State of Emergency.
  • March 16, 2020: Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary Designee Andrea Palm to order a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 50 or more people.
  • March 13, 2020: Gov. Evers directs all K-12 schools throughout the state of Wisconsin, both public and private, to close starting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, for two weeks.
  • March 13, 2020: Met with Hospital/EMS/LE/Coroner to coordinate services, discuss gaps in systems and resources
  • March 13, 2020: President Trump officially declares a National Emergency and orders every state to set up emergency operations centers, effective immediately.
  • March 12, 2020: Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency, directing the Department of Health Services to use all resources necessary to respond to and contain the outbreak.
  • March 12, 2020: Two cases were reported in Dane County
  • March 11, 2020: One case in Waukesha County was reported and two in Fond du Lac County were reported
  • March 10, 2020: One case was reported in Dane County
  • March 9, 2020: One case was confirmed in Pierce County
  • March 5, 2020: Met with County Department Leaders to discuss Continuity of Government/Operations
  • February 5, 2020: Wisconsin confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in Dane County. On February 28, 2020, CDC confirmed that the case no longer has COVID-19 and is no longer under isolation.

For more information visit the sites below. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Manitowoc County Health Department during business hours at 920-683-4155.

 

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