COVID-19

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Reopening Blueprint Plan

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Safer at Home Press Release

Walworth County COVID-19 Response Hub

Current Update for Walworth County

Testing Information

Community Testing Locations
DHS has added a map with locations for where people can be tested for COVID-19. View the map HERE 

Guidance for Seasonal/Second Homeowners:
The Walworth County Division of Public Health requests that seasonal and second homeowners remain at their primary residence for the duration of the Safer at Home Order. This request applies to both in-state and out-of-state travelers. If travelers choose relocate to a second home in Wisconsin, they should be prepared to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. Public health recommends bringing groceries and essentials, as self-quarantine does not permit shopping at local stores for supplies.  Additional DHS travel guidance 


Safer at Home Order:
· Walworth County Public Health is not issuing a Safer at Home Order at this time.
· View guidance for businesses to open safely at the top of this page under the link “Reopening Blueprint Plan”
· We encourage businesses to utilize these guidelines fully. Not only will they keep our community safer, but they are best practices to help you keep your staff safe and healthy.
· The situation continues to rapidly evolve.

Update: 5/22/2020 - 4:00pm

Walworth County currently has 335 laboratory confirmed cases of the disease as of 5/21/2020.

Total number of laboratory confirmed cases335
Cases currently hospitalized3
Cases currently isolated at primary residence85
Cases recovered235
Deaths12
Negative Tests (*From DHS COVID-19 Website)2,638


Death Statistics

Patient had preexisting medical conditions12
Aged 65-806
Aged Greater than 806
Death occurred in community1
Death occurred in health care setting11
COVID-19 Listed as Cause of Death10
Cause of Death other with COVID-19 listed as another significant health condition.2

View Mapped Data

Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Information

Key Updates

Resilient Wisconsin
DHS has expanded the Resilient Wisconsin Initiative by adding resources and supports for those most impacted by COVID-19
View the press release here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/052220.htm
In need of emergency mental health help? Contact Walworth County Crisis at (262) 741-3200.
If in immediate or life-threatening danger, including suicide, dial 911.

Funding
Governor Evers has announced a number of different funding opportunities including for long term care facilities, farmers, and emergency medical services.
View all the Governor’s Office press releases here: https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Newsroom/Press-Releases.aspx

Question and Answer

What resources are available to people experiencing emotional distress?

The Resilient Wisconsin website has practical tools and sources of support that can help strengthen resilience during times of stress. Free resources are available for the general public and people responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 365 day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human caused-disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents of the United States and its territories.

· Call DistressLine at 1-800-985-5990

· Text TalkWithUs to 66746

· Call Walworth County Crisis at (262) 741-3200

Additional Links:

Track current Wisconsin investigation details on the outbreaks in Wisconsin web page.

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 

DIY face mask tutorials

Additional guidance on a variety of topics is available at Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Previous Walworth County COVID-19 updates

Walworth County Health and Human Services News Flash

COVID-19 Connecting Essential Workforce Families to Child Care

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has launched two new tools to help connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are now able to submit a request for care through the department’s updated Child Care Finder or proactively view up-to-date availability across the state using the department’s new child care map.


Tips for Parents Using Child Care During COVID-19

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?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a large variety of resources available directly from CDC. Visit their page to find more information

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

Use this form to donate or sell PPE to the State of Wisconsin.

Questions about COVID-19? Call 211

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Shopping Safety Tips

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Tips for Group Settings

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Walworth County School Information for COVID-19

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Guidance for Travel

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Guidance for Mass Gatherings

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Guidance for Households

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Guidance for Employers & Businesses

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Guidance for Providers

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Guidance for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

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Guidance for Pregnant Women and Children

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Guidance for Institutes of High Education

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Provider Information

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 


  1. What is COVID-19?
  2. How COVID-19 Spreads
  3. COVID-19 Symptoms

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