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.

Wash your hands (and other tips to avoid transmitting coronavirus and other illnesses)

According to Sheboygan County Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health (DPH), the risk for COVID-19 in the State and in Sheboygan County remains low. Sheboygan County DPH is working closely with the State of WI DHS in conjunction with the CDC to ensure appropriate measures are in place to prepare our community for COVID-19 should we see cases. The Sheboygan area is, on the other hand, experiencing an unusually bad flu season and flu related hospitalization rates are at an all time high. Regardless of whether Sheboygan will be faced with local COVID-19 cases, taking measures to avoid spreading illnesses is extremely important for your health and the health of the community. According to the CDC, the spread of the flu, COVID-19, and many other illnesses can be greatly reduced by properly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.

Kathy Evers Speaking At The Sheboygan County Historical Museum

First Lady Kathy Evers (and Governor Tony Evers) visit Sheboygan County Historical Museum to share in centennial celebration of women’s suffrage.

First Lady Kathy Evers visited the Sheboygan County Historical Museum Saturday, February 22, to share in the centennial celebration of women’s suffrage. Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment and the event was held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of that, as well as its later adoption to the U.S. Constitution in August of 1920. As the chair of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial of Wisconsin’s Ratificati​on of the 19th Amendment, Kathy spoke to a full room about the history of the suffragist movement and the importance of continuing to work towards making sure voting is easy and accessible for everyone. Governor Tony Evers was also in attendance and spoke briefly, echoing much of what the First Lady had shared. Simone Munson, the Collection Development Coordinator for the Wisconsin Historical Society, then made a presentation, “The Woman’s Hour has Struck.”