In an effort to keep our community safe and informed regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Door County Medical Center has collaborated with leaders from Door County Public Health to develop an online information center.
While COVID-19 is a new disease, it is spread the same way as many seasonal viruses, including influenza. Influenza and influenza-like illness are currently at a high level in our area. To avoid the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 and other viruses, we recommend adhering to the following guidelines:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based.
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue (make sure to throw it away after each use!) or to cough and sneeze into your arm or elbow, not your hands. Teach kids to do the same.
- Clean and disinfect your home and workspace as usual using regular household disinfectants, paying special attention to frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, countertops, etc.).
If You Are Experiencing Flu-Like Symptoms
Individuals with underlying illness or immunocompromised status are at the greatest risk and should contact their clinician if they are experiencing symptoms of cough, fever or body aches.
If your health is otherwise normal and you are experiencing mild symptoms of cough, fever or body aches, please stay home, rest and maintain good fluid intake. This will help avoid potential further spread of viruses.
If your symptoms are more severe, please call your clinician’s office before visiting.
In the Event of COVID-19 in Door County
DCMC has a robust infection control process and team, and stands ready to treat members of our community in the event someone becomes seriously ill with the COVID-19.
DCMC will continue to work with federal, state, and county health agencies to ensure an appropriate coordinated response that meets the needs of the patients we serve and protects the safety of all patients, staff, and community members. All DCMC clinicians and staff members are trained in infection control processes and will continuously work to ensure a safe patient care environment.
For more specific information on COVID-19, factual and informative websites recommended are:
Latest News and Updates from Door County Medical Center
Door County Medical Center Hospital Visitor Restrictions (updated March 21, 2020)
DCMC Takes Further Steps to Halt Spread of COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)
Door County School Administration, Public Health and Door County Medical Center Continue to Prepare for COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)
Door County Medical Center Exercises Caution To Protect Skilled Nursing Facility Residents From Novel Coronavirus (March 12, 2020)
DCMC Press Release: Door County Superintendents, Public Health and Door County Medical Center Partner to Prepare for Coronavirus (March 10, 2020)
DCMC Press Release: COVID 19 Coronavirus concerns in Door County (March 6, 2020)
Facebook Live COVID-19 Update - March 30, 2020
Renee Glesner and Beth Resch demonstrate proper hand washing technique
Door County Meals Cooperative - A collection of community organizations dedicated towards providing meals for those in need.
Door County Fire Chiefs Association - The coalition’s assistance includes delivering and shopping for food and supplies, helping to perform welfare checks for family or neighbors, and connecting people with child-care support. To receive nonemergent assistance in northern Door County, call 920.421.9111 or 920.421.4422. To receive nonemergent assistance in central or southern Door County, call 920.746.6927 or 920.746.6928.