Winnebago County Public Health Department
April 2, 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, 4/2/20)
  • Positive: 17 (+1 from 4/1)
  • Negative: 263 (+31 from 4/1)
  • Pending: 135 (-2 from 4/1)
  • More information: WCHD website
Wisconsin (As of 2pm, 4/2/20)
  • Positive: 1,730 (+180)
  • Negative: 20,317 (+1,498)
  • Deaths: 31 (+7)
  • 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.
What's New

  • For information regarding safe handling of groceries, take-out and delivery food, and cleaning guidelines, visit the DHS COVID-19 Protect webpage.

  • While keeping distance is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19, people still require health care– related to COVID-19 or not. Using computers, tablets, cell phones and other technology to conduct health care visits at a distance, known as telehealth, can help people get care in a way that protects both patients and health care providers. Patients are encouraged to use telehealth options when they are available. Not all health care visits can use a telehealth format, but there are many that can, ranging from appointments where a doctor may want to assess if there’s a need for an in-person visit, to behavioral health sessions that are important parts of ongoing treatment plans. Patients should work with their providers to figure out what telehealth options are available for them.

  • Caring for someone at home: Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread and protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19. If you are caring for someone at home, monitor for emergency signsprevent the spread of germstreat symptoms, and carefully consider when to end home isolation. Please note, older adults and people of any age with certain serious underlying medical conditions like lung disease, heart disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness and should seek care as soon as symptoms start.

  • Volunteer Wisconsin helps match organizations with volunteers to assist in COVID-19 response. 

  • 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.

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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