Fourth COVID19 death reported in Sheboygan County

Sheboygan, WI — Sheboygan County Health and Human Services is reporting the county’s fourth death related to coronavirus. Unlike the previous three deaths within the county, the latest victim was not associated with a long term care facility and was in the 40-59 age group. In addition to the reported death, there are five new cases of the virus also being reported in the county. This news comes on the heels of Sheboygan County moving to “Phase Two” of the “Sheboygan County Safe Restart Guidelines” on Friday, June 5. Under Phase Two non-essential businesses such as restaurants and bars choosing to adhere to the guidelines are limiting capacity to 50%, which is up from 25% under Phase One.

Sheboygan County Releases New Visual COVID19 Data Dashboard

In a press release on Tuesday, April 14, Sheboygan County Division of Public Health announced it will be sharing daily updates to COVID-19 cases via an online visual dashboard. The dashboard has versions accessible for both desktop and mobile. In the release Health Officer Starrlene Grossman said, “Working in partnership with our mapping experts and IT department, we created the dashboard to create a ‘one stop’ snapshot of the COVID19 data we have here in our community.”

The dashboard will be updated once a day, including weekends, by 3:00pm. Information is gathered from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System. Due to testing criteria, testing supplies and self-isolations there may be people who have COVID-19 who are not tested.

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital accepting cloth mask donations

In a press release Monday, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital announced they would be collecting cloth, handmade facemasks. With it they included the following links with criteria and instructions for making the masks they are requesting. Click here to watch a tutorial on making masks with elastic strapsClick here to watch a tutorial on making masks with cotton strapsClick here to download printable instructions

The hospital will be collecting the masks between now and Friday, April 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Anybody donating masks is asked to deliver them to the collection bin located outside the hospital’s Chapel entrance on Taylor Drive. They requested that the masks be donated in packs of 25 sealed in sealing plastic bags.

Sheboygan County Health Department reports first coronavirus death in the county

Sheboygan, WI — Sheboygan County Health and Human Services is reporting the county’s first death related to coronavirus. The deceased was a resident at the Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Besides the deceased, there are three additional confirmed cases of coronavirus related to Sunny Ridge. Two of the cases are residents of Sunny Ridge and one is an employee. The confirmed active cases have been placed into isolation and are being closely monitored.

City of Sheboygan Needs Poll Workers

The City of Sheboygan is calling for residents of Sheboygan County willing to serve as poll workers for the April 7, 2020 election to replace poll workers who are unable to serve due to age or health concerns from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. In Wisconsin, election inspectors are appointed at the municipal level. Anyone who is interested in working should contact the City Clerk’s office immediately at 920-459-3361. Municipal clerks will provide training for any new election inspectors before the election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Wisconsin Department of
Health Services are working to provide local election officials with
guidance for ways to conduct the election safely and securely.

One case of potential community spread coronavirus found in Sheboygan County

In their daily update on Wednesday, March 25, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services reported one new confirmed case of coronavirus in Sheboygan County. The new case has no recent international travel history, or known contact with any of the existing 6 cases, which indicates community spread. With today’s addition, there have been seven total confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county. Two of the confirmed cases have recovered and the remaining five are considered active. According to the numbers reported to Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, there have been 61 additional tests completed in the county that were negative.