Overview of COVID-19 Response

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Overview of Fond du Lac County COVID-19 Response

  • 3/11/2020 - The first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Fond du Lac County. 
  • 3/12/2020 - 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. 
  • 3/12/2020 - Wisconsin Governor Evers declared the existence of a public health emergency.
  • 3/13/2020 - Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel declared the existence of an emergency in Fond du Lac County.
  • 3/24/2020 - 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. Please know that the Safer at Home order replaces Fond du Lac County Public Health Order #1.
  • 3/30/2020 - Fond du Lac County Health Officer, Kim Mueller, provided the latest update on Fond du Lac County COVID-19 cases.
  • 3/21/2020 - Fond du Lac County received two additional COVID-19 positive results which were identified as community spread. This means that there are people who have tested positive who have no known exposure to a positive case or no travel to a location where there is known community spread. Community spread in our community was anticipated. This reinforces the importance for all Fond du Lac County residents to adhere to the Safer at Home order by Governor Evers. Please stay at home unless making an essential trip. An -updated version of the Safer at Home FAQs was made available.
  • 4/6/2020 - WI DHS made guidance available on public use of cloth face masks and recommends that you wear a cloth face cover when you are outside the home conducting essential activities such as going to work, to the grocery store, pharmacy, banking and enjoying outdoor activities while maintaining physical distancing as an additional, voluntary public health measure. Cloth face covers are not a substitute for physical distancing, hand washing, and other good hygiene practices. To learn more about cloth face coverings visit the CDC website.
  • 4/9/2020 - The City of Fond du Lac Police Department released a statement on enforcement of the Safer at Home Order.
  • 4/16/2020 - Emergency Order #28 Safer at Home extended to remain in effect until May 26, 2020. The updated Safer at Home Frequently Asked Questions document is available here.   
  • 4/17/2020 - Fond du Lac County Health Officer announces Public Health Order #4 regarding campgrounds. 
  • 4/19/2020 - Fond du Lac County District Attorney announces the creation of a task force  to develop a plan to allow businesses and religious centers to reopen in Fond du Lac County.
  • 4/22/2020 - Statement from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff.
  • 4/23/2020 - Expanding COVID-19 testing for Fond du Lac County Residents.
  • 4/27/2020 - Gov. Evers issues Emergency Order #34 Interim Order to Turn the Dial.
  • 5/8/2020 - Gov. Evers announces Best Practices and Safety Guidelines for Wisconsin Businesses. Visit the  Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation website to view industry-specific reopen guidelines. 
  • 5/11/2020 - Gov. Evers issues Emergency Order #36 - Another Interim Order to Turn the Dial and Updated Safer at Home FAQ becomes available.
  • 5/13/2020 - Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to invalidate the Safer at Home order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, ending Wisconsin's Safer at Home order (Emergency Order #28), effective immediately.
  • 5/14/2020 -  Tools and guidance available to support businesses reopening. Fond du Lac County Health Officer rescinds Public Health Order #1 and strongly recommends all businesses and community members to practice preventative measures.