Winnebago County Public Health Department
March 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Please take the Safer at Home order seriously. COVID-19 is spreading throughout Wisconsin.
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COVID-19 Lab Confirmed Cases
Winnebago County (As of 4pm, 3/30/20)
  • Positive: 11 (+1 from 3/29)
  • Negative: 183 (+24 from 3/29)*
  • Pending: 102 (+6 from 3/29)*
  • More information: WCHD website
Wisconsin (As of 9pm, 3/29/20)
  • Positive: 1,221
  • Negative: 15,856
  • Deaths: 14
  • More information: DHS website

Please note: Case counts do not include patients with COVID-19 symptoms that were not tested. Those with mild symptoms are most often directed to self-monitor at home without testing.

* Does not include data from the portions of the City of Menasha or  City of Appleton that fall within Winnebago County

What's New

  • Visit the Department of Labor for employer and employee guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). FFCRA gives all businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. This legislation ensures that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the COVID-19 while at the same time reimbursing businesses.

  • In partnership with the CDC, White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA, Apple released a new COVID-19 screening tool that can be accessed through an app or website. It allows users to answer questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms, and in turn they receive CDC recommendations on next steps, including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, whether or not a test is recommended, and when to contact a medical provider. This screening tool is designed to be a resource and does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.

  • The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is helping connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are able to submit a request for care or view up-to-date availability using a new child care map. DCF is working with health care providers, child care centers, community organizations and schools to open emergency child care centers for essential workforce families and has provided guidance and resources for organizations interested in opening child care centers.

  • Visit Resilient Wisconsin for resources to help deal with stress, invest in self-care, stay connected and care for others during this pandemic. 

  • Reminder: If you traveled anywhere outside of your local community in the past 14 days, you should stay home (self-quarantine) and monitor yourself (self-monitor) for symptoms for 14 days after you've returned.
  • Self-Quarantine - Stay home. It is important that you avoid contact with others to avoid spreading the infection to others.
  • Self-Monitor - Monitor your symptoms. Check your temperature twice daily, and write down any symptoms you have. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 like fever, cough, shortness of breath or others and need medical care, call your doctor.

  • REMINDER: Call your healthcare provider before going into a clinic if you are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. This allows them to provide guidance, prepare ahead if you need to be seen, and minimize risk to others.

  • Testing is limited to the highest priority patients and health care workers. Testing is not recommended for people with mild, upper respiratory symptoms. It's recommended that these individuals self-isolate at home until their symptoms improve.

Not following guidelines undermines the sacrifices our community is making.
How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If you do not have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Cough or sneeze into an elbow if no tissue is available. Wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household disinfectant cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Click here for additional guidance from the CDC

Additional Resources

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