Testing is free. Results typically in 2-3 days.
Current Update for Walworth County
Community Testing Locations
DHS has added a map with locations for where people can be tested for COVID-19. View the map HERE Testing InformationCurrent Update for Walworth CountySafer at Home Press ReleaseReopening Blueprint Plan
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 cases||335|
|Cases currently hospitalized||3|
|Cases currently isolated at primary residence||85|
|Negative Tests (*From DHS COVID-19 Website)||2,638|
|Patient had preexisting medical conditions||12|
|Aged Greater than 80||6|
|Death occurred in community||1|
|Death occurred in health care setting||11|
|COVID-19 Listed as Cause of Death||10|
|Cause of Death other with COVID-19 listed as another significant health condition.||2|
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.
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
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
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. Health and Human Services Director, Elizabeth Aldred’s Statement on HHS response to COVID-19 in Walworth County:
What can you do to help?
- Press Release from Sheriff Picknell on Safer at Home
- Safer at Home FAQ PDF PDF Download PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF 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
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.
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