Winnebago County Public Health Department
COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
April 14, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Community spread is happening in Winnebago County. Please stay  Safer at Home
for the health and safety of our family, friends, neighbors and community.
CONTACT 211 FOR NON-MEDICAL QUESTIONS: TEXT COVID19 TO 211-211 / CALL 211
Assistance finding food - paying for housing bills - accessing childcare - other essential services
HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOTLINE: 920-232-3026 (M-F 8:15am-4:15pm / SAT-SUN 12-4:30pm)
COVID-19 Lab Confirmed Cases
Winnebago County* (As of 4pm, 4/14/20)
  • Positive: 30 (+2 from 4/13)
  • Negative: 607 (+23 from 4/13)
  • Pending: 67 (+6 from 4/13)
  • Deaths: 1 (+0 from 4/13)
  • More information: WCHD website
Wisconsin (As of 9pm, 4/13/20)
  • Positive: 3,555 (+127 from 4/12)
  • Negative: 37,997 (+1,228 from 4/12)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,049 (+56) or 30%
  • Deaths: 170 (+17 from 4/12)
  • More information: DHS website
* Does not include data from the portions of the City of Menasha or  City of Appleton that fall within Winnebago County

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.

Let's keep up the good work!
Safer at Home and physical distancing are making a difference.

People across the state of Wisconsin have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 by changing the way they work, play and interact with friends and family. By staying  Safer at Home , practicing physical distancing, and continuing to wash hands and cover coughs, Wisconsinites are making a difference and beginning to flatten the curve.

According to the model created by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin was projected to have 22,000 infections by April 8, which would have ultimately resulted in somewhere between 440 and 1,500 deaths. These numbers were based on projected significant exponential growth in positive cases; however, since the Safer at Home order, there has been a decrease in exponential growth in the number of cases. Wisconsin’s rate of doubling of infections was 3.4 days in early March and, over the past two weeks, the rate of doubling is now approximately 12 days. 

What's New
  • Recovered COVID-19 patients have a unique opportunity to help others battling COVID-19. Plasma collected from someone who had the infection is called convalescent plasma, and it can be used for medical treatments for patients currently facing Coronavirus. If you can help out, contact the Community Blood Center at 1-800-280-4102 or fill out this form online.

  • If you are recently unemployed or furloughed, you may be eligible for WIC benefits. WIC helps you buy the foods you and your children need to stay healthy. Many working families are part of WIC. Dads, grandparents, foster parents, pregnant foster teens and other caregivers of children under the age of 5 may sign kids up. For more information, visit wicmomstrong.com or contact one of our Winnebago County WIC offices at 920-232-3350 in Oshkosh or 920-729-2945 in Neenah.

  • Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors: Using local community efforts, this group provides hand-made, non-medical grade face masks for the most vulnerable and least supported essential workers. This network allows sewists to find facilities that need their help in supplying face masks or other PPE. Learn more on the Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors Facebook page.



  • CDC Coronavirus Self Checker: This interactive tool can help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. This system does not replace the judgment of healthcare professionals or the performance of any clinical assessment.


  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Travel page has been updated.
  • DHS recommends residents cancel or postpone all nonessential travel, including travel within the state.
  • Travel between private homes within the state, including seasonal homes or rental cabins, is strongly discouraged.

  • DHS updated their Tips for Staying Safe Graphics, in EnglishHmong, and Spanish, with information on physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering.

  • Individuals not required to file federal income taxes can register here for the COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments.

  • Volunteer here if you are an active or retired health care or behavioral health professional. Both clinical and non-clinical support positions are needed.


  • COVID-19 symptoms may include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell or loss of taste. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. You can still spread the virus even if you have mild or no symptoms.
  • 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.

DO YOUR PART. FLATTEN THE CURVE WITH PHYSICAL DISTANCING
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.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public settings.
  • Click here for additional guidance from the CDC


Additional Resources

Check with your school district for free lunch and breakfast options during COVID-19 closures. School district websites are linked below:

Updates from local healthcare providers:

Suggestions for FAQ

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