COVID-19

Current Update for Walworth County

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. Find additional DHS travel guidance here https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/travel.htm


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

23

Cases currently hospitalized

7

Cases recovered

12

Deaths

0

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

Key Updates

Outdoor Activity

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.

Additional Links:

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

DIY face mask tutorials

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

Click here for previous Walworth County COVID-19 updates

Click here to view 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: 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.


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