- The first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Fond du Lac County on March 11, 2020.
- On March 12, 2020, a phone hotline (844) 225-0147 was established by Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health and is available for Fond du Lac County residents to call regarding concerns about contact with a known COVID-19 case and experiencing symptoms such as fever, shortness of breather, and cough. If you are are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and call your health care provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider call the hotline number above. A testing location has been established for COVID-19 in Fond du Lac County.
- On March 12, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Evers declared the existence of a public health emergency.
- On March 13, 2020, Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel declared the existence of an emergency in Fond du Lac County.
- On March 24, 2020 Governor Evers released the Safer at Home Order. If you need clarification on determining if a business is essential or nonessential please visit this link https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness or call 1-800-947-3529.
Fond du Lac County is committed to keeping you safe and informed. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will provide updates as frequently as possible. Fond du Lac County Health Department will continue to provide briefings on the situation as new information becomes available. Please also visit our Facebook page to view recent updates.
Visit the following Federal and State sites for the most up-to-date information:
Social distancing and hand washing are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The entire community is urged to practice and support these efforts. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is necessary to keep from overwhelming our health care system and protecting those who are vulnerable and at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. Click here for more information on how to protect yourself and your family.
Emergency Orders by Governor Evers
- Emergency Order #5 - 3/17/2020 Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More
- Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Order #5
- Emergency Order #6 – 3/18/2020 Restricting the Size of Child Care Settings
Emergency Order #7 – 3/18/2020 Order to the Department of Workforce Development Regarding Unemployment Insurance
Emergency Order #8 - 3/20/2020 Updated Mass Gathering Ban
Emergency Order #12 - 3/24/2020 Safer at Home
Click here to visit the Official Website for Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Executive Orders.
Fond du Lac County Health Officer Public Health Order
- Public Health Order #1 - WI State Statute 252.03 (2) allows local public health officers to do what is reasonable and necessary for the prevention and suppression of disease. Fond du Lac County Health Officer Mandates Public Health Order # 1.
Fond du Lac County Health Department Press Releases relating to COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions and Resources
- FAQ by topic from the CDC
- Local FAQs
- Prioritization and Criteria for COVID-19 Testing per WI DHS
- Duration of Home Isolation for Individuals with COVID-19
- Self-Isolation for Individuals being Evaluated for COVID-19
- COVID-19 Facts: Why Social Distancing?
For General Questions about COVID-19 (non-medical)
- Call 2-1-1 or text "COVID19" to 211-211
Resources for Specific Groups/Topics:
- WI DHS Guidance for Employers
- Agnesian HealthCare will not perform COVID-19 testing for return to work or generalized screening flyer
- CDC Resources for Business and Employers
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) - If you believe your business is doing essential work and is not exempted in Safer at Home Order, please consult the information page on the WEDC website.
- Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumers Protection: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/News_Media/Covid19.aspx
General Travel Guidance
- WI Department of Health Services is now recommending Wisconsin residents cancel or postpone all nonessential travel, including travel within the state. At this time, all international and domestic travel is considered risky, and all individuals who spend time outside of their home or local community have some risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- More information can be found at: CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S. webpage.
- For general travel guidance please refer to WI DHS and CDC.