- Thursday July 23rd - Door County Health Issues Emergency Advisory Regarding Masks
- Tuesday June 9th - Ephraim Board Approves "Infectious Disease Re-opening Policy"
- Tuesday May 19th - Door County Public Health Issues "Let's Safely Re-Open Door County" Guidelines and Recommendations - Effective Immediatley
- Thursday May 14th - Door County Public Health Extends Safer at Home Through May 20th
- Wednesday May 13th - WI Supreme Court Overturns DHS "Safer at Home" Order
- Thursday, April 15th - Governor extends Safer at Home order until May 26th.
-Wednesday, April 14th - First Door County Death of COVID-19 Reported This Week
- Monday, March 30th - First confirmed COVID-19 Case in Door County
- Tuesday, March 24th - Governor Evers Issues SAFER AT HOME Order
The Village of Ephraim has declared a Health Emergency regarding the spread of COVID-19. Village officials are working diligently to assist in preventing the spread of Coronavirus. We ask that the public practice “social distancing” in an effort to prevent the spread.
All Village committee meetings are being held in person under social distancing and masking recommendation while also being simultaneously held remotely via telemeetings. Staff will be severely limiting in person contact and will be insisting on phone or digital means of communication as much as possible. All village buildings when open to the public will require the wearing of masks. These and other operational policies are outlined in the Infectious Disease Re-opening Policy which is linked above.
The Badger Bounce Back is Wisconsin’s plan to decrease COVID-19 cases and deaths to a low level and increase capacity in our health care system so that a phased reopening of businesses is possible. And that means people can get back to work.
The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has joined forces with other local entities to create the Door County Emergency Support Coalition in order to provide information and assistance to the residents and guests of Door County through the duration of the hardships surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.
That coalition’s assistance includes delivering and shopping for food and supplies, helping to perform welfare checks for family or neighbors, and connecting people with child-care support. The coalition is also seeking volunteers with health-care backgrounds to potentially assist with interpreting coronavirus guidelines.
For non-emergent assistance call:
920-421-9111 or 920-421-4422
In Case of Emergency Call: 911
For Immediate Release Date: 3/23/2020
Contact: Daniel Kane – Emergency Management Director 920-746-7195
Door County Health Advisory to Seasonal and Second Homeowners
Pursuant to WI. Stat. 252.03(1), the Door County Public Health Officer has issued a Travel Advisory Order due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national spread of the COVID-19 virus:
Due to high community transmission in certain area of the state and across the nation, Door County Public Health is recommending that you stay in your permanent home area if you have a seasonal or second home in Door County. Door County has well trained and capable medical personnel, but staffing is limited and stretched thin during this emergency. We make this statement in hopes of limiting the demands placed on local hospitals, emergency personnel, nurses and doctors.
People who have seasonal homes in Door County, please stay at your winter homes at this time. If you are already back in Door County you are encouraged to self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days.
Door County has a large population of older adults and others who are identified to have a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. It is our top priority to keep people in Door County healthy and safe.
On March 17, 2020, the Door County Board of Supervisors issued a countywide COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. Please be aware that additional health and travel restrictions may be imposed during this time.
This is an ever-changing and very serious health situation and Door County needs to be diligent in its response. Door County Public Health is reminding all county residents to practice good social distancing and to self isolate as much as possible. Individuals should limit trips out of the house to essential travel.