COVID-19 Updates

Official Updates

Doing Business with Douglas County Government During COVID-19 Health EmergencyCOVID 19

All nonessential functions at Douglas County buildings will be closed to the general public in an effort to help reduce the rate of COVID-19 (coronavirus) transmission and to protect citizens and employees of Douglas County.
Effective 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020, all facilities will be closed to the general public. Anyone needing to do business at Douglas County Buildings should call ahead and be prepared to make alternative arrangements instead of meeting in person. Department contact information is at the bottom of this release. The majority of the entrances to the buildings will be locked. Customers with prearranged appointments will be instructed on how to enter the building. Douglas County Office Contacts | Full Press Release 



Updates for Citizens of Douglas County

  • April 1, 2020: The office of Governor Evers released an updated version of the Safer at Home document | Safer at Home FAQ
  • April 1, 2020: Governor Evers announces second package of comprehensive legislative proposals providing COVID-19 relief and support | Relief and Support Press Release
  • March 31, 2020: A mapping/coronavirus response site is active.
  • March 30, 2020: One new case in Douglas County over the weekend brings the total to six people testing positive and three presumed to have the disease. This individual is in his/her 20’s with an exposure associated with travel. The person is recovering at home. Douglas County Public Health is reaching out to anyone that has been in close contact and will continue to monitor them for symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • March 30, 2020: Resource helpline available. Disaster Distress Helpline
  • March 27, 2020: Governor Evers Issues Order to Expedite Expansion, Enhance Efficiency of Healthcare Workforce | Expedite Expansion Press Release
  • March 27, 2020: Information about essential businesses available through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • March 27, 2020: Eight individuals being followed for COVID-19 in Douglas County | Eight Cases Press Release
  • March 27, 2020: Governor Evers suspends evictions and foreclosures amid the COVID-19 pandemic | Emergency Order #15
  • March 26, 2020: Douglas County Public Health continues to work diligently on contacting dozens of close contacts of people who have positive COVID-19 tests. Out of more than 100 people who have been tested in Douglas County, there are five that are positive for COVID-19. Two more “probable” cases are family members of a person who tested positive. They have symptoms but have not been tested as they are presumed to have the disease.Please continue to follow COVID-19 prevention strategies that will slow down this disease in our community. Play it safe to protect yourself and others. | CDC Webpage
  • March 26, 2020: Governor Evers launches COVID-19 PPE Program | PPE Program Press Release
  • March 26, 2020: Effective March 27th: All DNR burning permits are suspended until further notice | DNR Permit Press Release
  • March 25, 2020: Covid-19 Resource Page Available | ReadyWisconsin Website
  • March 25, 2020: City of Superior Playground, Dog Park, Pavilion Closures | Playground, Dog Park Press Release
  • March 24, 2020: City of Superior Mayor Jim Paine has released a statement | Mayor Jim Paine Press Release
  • March 24, 2020: Governor Evers Safer at Home Order | Emergency Order #12
  • March 23, 2020: Douglas County now has three (3) additional positive cases of COVID-19, all associated with the first person confirmed to have the disease | Four Cases - Press Release
  • March 23, 2020: Governor Evers - Facebook Statement #SaferAtHome
  • March 20, 2020: Governor Evers - Federal Approval of Disaster Loans for Small Businesses
  • March 20, 2020:211
  • March 20, 2020: A video message for the deaf community from Brice Christianson, the sign language interpreter for the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • March 20, 2020: Douglas County buildings closed to the general public (non-essential services) | Buildings Closed Press Release
  • March 20, 2020: Non-essential court activities suspended: Circuit Court Emergency Order 
  • March 20, 2020: Douglas County has its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 | First Case Press Release
  • March 20, 2020: Effective March 20th, the Treasurer’s Office will have limited access. We will remain fully staffed to answer questions or address the needs of the public via telephone, email and fax. Please contact us if you need our essential services. Treasurer’s Office - Limited Access Full Statement  
  • March 19, 2020: Caring for Yourself at Home with COVID-19 - There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately. CDC recommendations for what to do when sick | 10 things you can do to manage your health at home
  • March 19, 2020: No Active Cases in Douglas County | COVID-19 is Community Spread 
  • March 19, 2020: A pregnancy information page has been created
  • March 19, 2020: Bayfield County has a confirmed case of COVID-19 | Bayfield County Press Release
  • March 19, 2020: COVID-19 Farm Management Impact
  • March 19, 2020: Small Business Loss Information
  • March 18, 2020: A message from our Communications Center:

dont call 911 for the corona virus updated

  • March 18, 2020: Two sub pages of the COVID-19 Page are available: Mental Health Resources and COVID-19 and Children
  • March 18, 2020: Because of state and federal guidance aimed at suppressing the spread of COVID-19, citizens are encouraged to watch the March 19, 2020, Douglas County Board meeting through live streaming or Channel 180 on Charter Spectrum cable 
  • March 18, 2020: Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Douglas County Clerk’s Office is suspending non-essential services until further notice: Notary services, photocopying, passport services. Please call to make an appointment for a marriage license or if you have other questions or concerns. (715) 395-1569
  • March 18, 2020: Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency please check the day before any Sheriff Sale to confirm the sale will be held.  You may contact 715-395-1432 to check the status.  Any cancellations will be posted on the Sheriff’s sale website
  • March 18, 2020: Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee
  • March 17, 2020: Facts for Pet Owners | Animal Shelters and COVID-19
  • March 17, 2020: Governor Evers - Emergency Order #5
  • March 17, 2020: The UW-Extension office closed through April 6th
  • March 16, 2020: State of Emergency Declared
  • February 28, 2020: Douglas County Public Health COVID-19 Page Available