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.