Information for Citizens

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  • August 4, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • July 31, 2020: There were 17 people who tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Most new cases were contacts of previous cases, several being asymptomatic. This reinforces the need to maintain social distancing with people outside of your household unit and wear facemasks when that is not possible. As always, wash your hands and spend time outdoors where the risk of transmitting the virus is low. Public Health COVID-19 data Infographic released.
  • July 28, 2020: There were 18 more people who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, bringing the total to 100. The positivity rate remains about 2% and the hospitalization rate is 5%. Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • July 28, 2020: This week’s free COVID-19 testing sites have an online registration option which will reduce wait time and improve accuracy of information. This registration method takes just a few minutes and can be done at home or while you wait. An email will be sent to you with a QR code that is unique to you. You can print the QR code or access it from your phone or iPad at the testing site. You will need to show this QR code or complete a paper registration before you can be tested.

    Register at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov
    Wednesday, July 29th at the Superior Middle School from 2pm-8pm
    Thursday, July 30th at the Solon Springs Community Center from 9am-5pm

    Any Wisconsin resident 5 years and older with any of the following symptoms are eligible for nasal swab testing:  fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, chills, or muscle aches. 
  • July 24, 2020: Douglas County Public Health reports 14 people tested positive for COVID-19 this week, bringing the total to 89. Of the nearly 4,000 COVID-19 tests completed since the onset of this pandemic, about 2% have been positive. Five people have required hospitalization with two now recovering at home. Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • July 24, 2020: COVID-19 Drive-thru testing in Douglas County will be held July 29th in Superior and July 30th in Solon Springs.
  • July 22, 2020: No cost COVID-19 testing
  • July 21, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • July 17, 2020: We have had nine new COVID-19 cases in Douglas County this week. That is down from 19 cases the week before. Please continue to sanitize your hands frequently, maintain physical distancing, and wear a face mask when interacting with others in public places. Most of all, do not visit public places if you are having any COVID-19 symptoms. Following these simple prevention strategies will allow us to continue to move safely forward through this pandemic. Data infographic
  • July 16, 2020: Resilient Wisconsin Resources for those stressed or in crisis during COVID-19.
  • July 15, 2020: We continue to see a ripple effect from recent positive cases. If you spent time in a crowded public place without maintaining social distance, monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested. Data Infographic
  • July 15, 2020: If you are having COVID-19 related symptoms and are tested, please quarantine at home until you learn the results. What to do While Waiting for Test Results
  • July 10, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • July 8, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • July 2, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • June 30, 2020: We have experienced a surge in cases among people who have frequented various bars in Superior. Please remember to maintain physical distance of 6 feet and follow the guidance the businesses have put in place for COVID-19 prevention. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested. June 30, 2020 Data Infographic
  • June 26, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • June 24, 2020: Routes to Recovery Grants - Local Municipal Resource Amounts
  • June 18, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • June 12, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • June 5, 2020: Douglas County now has 20 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. This elderly person participated in community screening and is asymptomatic. Douglas County Public Health is following up with the person’s close contacts and in the process of determining the source of exposure.
  • June 5, 2020: Continued Birth to 3 Services During COVID-19
  • June 3, 2020: Testing available in Bayfield County for all Wisconsin residents
  • June 2, 2020: Best practices for Community Gardens
  • May 29, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 data infographic released.
  • May 27, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 Contact Tracing Explained released.
  • May 15, 2020: Public Health COVID-19 Response infographic released.
  • May 15, 2020: Public Health Officer, Kathy Ronchi, issued a release providing some guidance to the recently overturned Safer at Home Order. | May 15, 2020 Press Release
  • May 15, 2020: COVID-19 Present in our Community Infographic Released.
  • May 13, 2020: The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the Safer at Home Order. | May 13, 2020 Ruling
  • May 12, 2020: Drive thru testing results available (infographics) and one additional positive case. | May 12, 2020 Press Release
  • May 11, 2020: Governor Evers allows opening of certain retail stores for up to five customers with social distancing in place. | May 11, 2020 Press Release
  • May 5, 2020: Message from the Health Officer:

    We have had a 10th person test positive for COVID-19 in Douglas County. The person is in their 50’s and was exposed to the virus at work. The individual is recovering at home. Knowing there are still people actively sick in our community makes me thankful for the Wisconsin National Guard bringing COVID-19 testing to our area (infographic). Our continued efforts to eliminate the virus from our community will help us move towards reopening. We can test up to 300 people and have a plan to move people through quickly and safely. If you have even mild symptoms and are a Wisconsin resident you are eligible to be tested tomorrow. People from neighboring WI counties are welcome as well. Drive safely and be patient as you move through the line.
  • May 4, 2020: Drive-thru testing event will be held May 6, 2020. | Infographic Released
  • May 4, 2020: The Department of Psychiatry has compiled a curated collection of resources from a variety of sources to support the mental health and emotional well-being of our community during this difficult time. We hope this guide will offer helpful information, expert tips, coping strategies, tools and best practices to support the well-being of individuals and families, as well as healthcare providers on the front-lines of this crisis and the patients they serve. | Resource Collection Website
  • May 1, 2020:  Announcing Community Testing Site (infographic):  May 1, 2020 Release | Community Testing Site Map
  • April 27, 2020: A message from Douglas County Health Officer Kathy Ronchi: April 27, 2020 Release
  • April 27, 2020: Governor Evers announces expanded opportunities for certain nonessential businesses. | April 27, 2020 Press Release
  • April 24, 2020: The Douglas County Treasurer’s Office has multiple options for payment of real estate taxes (infographic) due to the current closure of the building.
  • April 22, 2020: A ninth individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in Douglas County. | Press Release
  • April 21, 2020: Well Badger has launched a COVID-19 Help page. | Web page
  • April 20, 2020: Governor Evers announced Badger Bounce Back Plan. Press Release | Emergency Order #31


  • April 16, 2020: Governor Evers issued an emergency order extending the Safer at Home order through May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. Several details are included in this order, including changes to allow more businesses and activities to open back up. Read the entire order: Safer at Home Emergency Order #28 | Safer at Home FAQs
  • April 16, 2020: A new platform has been put together to provide a hotel/motel inventory, essential service businesses list and a survey area for businesses to provide up-to-date information during the pandemic. | Essential Service Businesses Inventory *Best viewed on a personal computer
  • April 14, 2020: #SaferAtHomeSaferAtHome
  • April 14, 2020: Federal Rural Resource Guide
  • April 13, 2020: Health Care Coverage Referral and Service Guide 
  • April 9, 2020: A message from the Douglas County Public Health Officer is available. | April 9, 2020 Health Officer Message
  • April 8, 2020: Spiritual Gatherings can be safely viewed or listened to through other media during #SaferAtHome. | Did you know?
  • April 8, 2020: A COVID-19 Information Dashboard is available to monitor the local numbers relating to the pandemic.
  • April 3, 2020: WEAVR is a web-based volunteer registration system for health care and behavioral health professionals. School nurses, retired nurses or student nurses who are interested in offering their skills and expertise during the state’s COVID-19 response can register on the WEAVR website. You will be contacted via the WEAVR system as opportunities arise. For general information and answers to questions visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services WEAVR web page.weavr_45405061
  • April 3, 2020: Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #19. | Appropriate Use of COVID-19 Information
  • April 3, 2020: Does your organization need assistance? Sign up for help. Any need specific to COVID-19 should follow these initiative instructions. Are you interested in volunteering? Find information on the Head of the Lakes United Way volunteer site. If your agency would like to be added as a resource on the 211 site, submit an inclusion request
  • April 3, 2020: The Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce has a valuable resource of organizations open/closed. | Chamber site
  • April 2, 2020: No new COVID-19 cases in Douglas County so far this week. | Press Release
  • April 2, 2020: OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.
  • 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: ReadyWisconsin.gov 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.