Current Update for Walworth County
Update: 4/8/2020 - 2:15pm
Walworth County currently has 23 laboratory confirmed cases of the disease as of 4/7/2020.
Total number of laboratory confirmed cases
Cases currently hospitalized
Public Health would like to recognize all of the municipalities in Walworth County and all of the volunteers who coordinated to run in-person voting yesterday. We received photos of a number of different polling locations and the physical distancing and infection prevention strategies implemented were great.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Info: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm
As the weather continues to improve, more and more residents will be congregating in our parks and boat launches. We encourage you all to continue to follow the Stay at Home order as well as social distancing guidelines put forth by the State of Wisconsin and the CDC.
Track current Wisconsin investigation details on the outbreaks in Wisconsin web page. Find out more about the Outbreaks and Investigations in Wisconsin here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
Track numbers worldwide or local: https://coronavirus-response-walworth-county-walco.hub.arcgis.com/
School lunch service information has been compiled by Lakeland School. Find information on where meals are being served here: Lakeland School Resource Page
COVID-19 Connecting Essential Workforce Families to Child Care
Health and Human Services Director, Elizabeth Aldred’s Statement on HHS response to COVID-19 in Walworth County:
Senior leadership within Health and Human Services is meeting regularly regarding COVID-19. Department leaders continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health Services protocols for dealing with the virus... To read the full statement click here.
What can you do to help?
- Press Release from Sheriff Picknell on Safer at Home
- Safer at Home FAQ PDF PDF Download PDF
- Official Orders from Governor Evers
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a large variety of resources available directly from CDC. Visit their page to find more information: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm
Here is the link to the survey for the Elkhorn Area School District’s COVID-19 website for families to fill out: Survey found here
Governor Evers launched an initiative designed to get more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns, gloves and masks, to those working on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full press release at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/2836781
Use this form to donate or sell PPE to the State of Wisconsin.
Reporting and Surveillance Guidance
Report immediately by telephone to the patient’s local public health department upon identification of a confirmed or suspected case. Find more information on communicable disease reporting here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/diseasereporting.htm
Testing Criteria for Patients Under Investigation
Guidance for identifying patients under investigation can be found at the CDC’s Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation web-page. The patient under investigation guidance is subject to change based on updated information. Find more information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html
Clinical Care Guidance
Find a Summary of Recent Changes and information on Clinical Care Guidance here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html
Additional Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
For more information on COVID-19 guidance for healthcare professionals visit the Centers for Disease Control web-page here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019.
- The COVID-19 virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
- Formerly, this disease was referred to as "2019 Novel Coronavirus" or "2019-nCoV."
Find more information about COVID-19 on the Centers for Disease Control Website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.
The most important key to stopping the spread of disease remains staying home when you are sick. Continue to wash your hands frequently, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching your face.
Find more information on how COVID-19 spreads here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
People who have confirmed COVID-19 infections have a range of symptoms, from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely sick. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
Find more information on COVID-19 symptoms here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html