SAWYER COUNTY COVID-19 STATISTICS
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Positive Cases: 51
Recovered Cases: 24
Ever Hospitalized: 3
Negative Cases: 2,661
August 5, 2020 - Case Numbers 45 - 51 were confirmed.
August 4, 2020 - Case Numbers 42-44 were confirmed.
August 3, 2020 - Case Numbers 38 - 41 were confirmed.
August 1, 2020 - Case Numbers 36 and 37 were confirmed.
July 31, 2020 - Case Numbers 33-35 were confirmed.
July 30, 2020 - Case Number 32 was confirmed.
July 29, 2020 - Case Numbers 27-31 were confirmed.
July 28, 2020 - Case number 26 was confirmed.
July 27, 2020 - Over the weekend four more cases were confirmed bringing out total to 25.
July 24, 2020 - Case number 21 was confirmed.
July 23, 2020 - Case number 20 was confirmed.
July 17, 2020 - Case Number 18 and 19 were confirmed.
July 16, 2020 - Case number 16 and 17 were confirmed.
July 9, 2020 - Case number 15 was confirmed. If you have been watching our numbers you will note that we have identified three new positive cases in the last three days. This is not unexpected given that Safer at Home is rescinded and people are trying to get back to connecting with one another.
The good news is that our most recent positive cases in Sawyer County were not at any establishments or events during the infectious phase. This really helped at reducing close contacts.
Our recommendations continue to be physical distancing, wearing masks when not able to physically distance and washing hands frequently!
July 8, 2020 - Case number 14 was confirmed.
July 7, 2020 - Case number 13 was confirmed.
June 26, 2020 - Two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed bringing our total positive cases to 12.
June 25, 2020 - Hospitals and surgery centers are testing patients for COVID-19 prior to bringing them into their buildings for procedures. The 10th of case of COVID-19 in Sawyer County had no symptoms but was found during this type of testing experience. As we do with everyone, close contacts have been identified and informed.
June 9, 2020 - A ninth (9th) case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Sawyer County today. Close contacts are very limited and have all been notified.
May 28, 2020 - It was confirmed that a resident living in Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the facility’s first case and a direct result of proactive facility wide testing that was performed last week as part of a statewide goal to test all nursing home residents and staff in the month of May.
Health Screening Hotline for COVID-19 (click here for news release)
A Sawyer County Community COVID-19 Screening Hotline has expanded days of operation and will now be open 7 days per week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The purpose of this hotline is to help identify people in our community who may be appropriate for coronavirus testing. All individuals who have any of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, fever or shortness of breath should call the hotline at 715-934-4518.
Sawyer County Updates
July 31, 2020
- Video Release: Public Health Officer Julia Lyons Demonstrates Proper Masking 04/29/2020
- Symptoms & Testing
- Prevention Guidance
- Business and Event Guidance
- Public Health Updates
- Community Resources
- Stress & Anxiety Resources
- WI Voting Information
- Primary Symptoms of COVID-19:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Dry Cough
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or troubles breathing
- Body or muscle aches
Monitor Any Symptoms:
If your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing), seek medical attention, but call first if you can.
- Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead if you can and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
- If possible, take your temperature twice a day with a thermometer. A fever is typically a temperature of 100.4°F or greater. If you do not have a thermometer, symptoms of fever may including feeling unusually hot for no reason, having chills or having the sweats.
- Wear a facemask: If possible, put on a facemask before you enter the building. If you can’t put on a facemask, try to keep a safe distance from other people—at least 6 feet away. This will help protect the people in the office or waiting room.
- Follow care instructions from your health care provider and local health department: Your local health authorities will give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information.
- The Sawyer County Community COVID-19 Screening Hotline has expanded days of operation and will now be open 7 days per week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The purpose of this hotline is to help identify people in our community who may be appropriate for coronavirus testing.
- All individuals who have any of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, fever or shortness of breath should call the hotline at . A healthcare professional will ask you a series of questions to determine if testing is appropriate. This does not replace the need for you to call your clinic or go to the Emergency Room if you need immediate medical attention.
- If you are designated for testing, an appointment will be made for you and instructions will be provided on where to report for curbside testing. Lac Courte Oreilles tribal members and tribal employees will be scheduled for curbside testing at the LCO Health Center and all other county residents will be scheduled at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital’s medical campus. Appointments are required for COVID-19 curbside testing. Individuals arriving without an appointment will be directed to call the Screening Hotline.
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS)
- Wisconsin COVID-19 Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- for a PDF printer friendly version
- CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
- for a PDF printer friendly version
Sawyer County Public Health Office Update
- It is our priority to keep Sawyer County a safe place to both live in and visit. To be successful, we need your help!
- COVID-19 Screening Guidance for the Workplace. 4/23/20
- The Sawyer County Health Department recommends that all employers put COVID-19 screening protocols in place.
FOOD AND MEAL RESOURCES
- Click Here for more details of all the facilities in Sawyer County and surrounding area providing meals or food shelf/pantry services.
- Websites & phone numbers for those places listed can be
found here as well:
- 113-115 Main Street, Birchwood
- 1st and 3rd Monday & Saturday 10:30 am -1:30 pm
- Contact: Lucille Evertson 715-416-3139
- First Lutheran Church 715-634-2141
- Harvest of Friends Food Pantry
- 5459 N County Hwy W, Winter
- Friday and Saturday 11 am - 2 pm
- Contact: Blaire Shydlowski 715-609-0052 or 715-266-8602
- 16216 W US Hwy 63, Hayward
- Every Monday 9 am - 12 Noon and 1st Saturday of the month 9 am - 12 Noon
- Contact: Barb Schweig 715-634-4237
- LCO Food Distribution
- 9026 N Round Lake School Road, Hayward
- Call: 715-634-3677
- Located at Spider Lake Youth Center
- 11255 N State Road 77, Hayward
- Wednesday and Friday 10 am - 3 pm
- Contact: Bill Grammer 715-699-4449 or 715-462-9116
- Hayward Wesleyan Church, Hayward
- 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- $20 to purchase a share
- Call: 651-674-0009
- Hayward Wesleyan Church, Hayward
- 4th Saturday of each month, 10 am - 11:30 am. Doors open at 9:30 am
- 715-634-3000 (Main office)
- 715-634-4680 (Hayward, Spider Lake)
- 715-865-2025 (Stone Lake)
- 715-934-2990 (Exeland meal site)
- 715-266-2233 (Winter meal site)
SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER (SRC)
- Need Assistance Picking Up Groceries or Medication?
- If you, or someone you know, is considered high risk and would like assistance getting groceries or medications delivered to your residence, please contact the Sawyer County Senior Resource Center by calling
- Meals on Wheels contact
- Transportation - bus services are limited to essential needs only
- LCO Senior Center (Elder Care):
- Delivering 5 days of meals on Mondays. Office open by appointments only 8-4:30
- Contact Terrance Manuelito or Doreen Wolf
SHOPPING - dedicated hours for seniors citizens:
- Walmart - every Tuesday from 6 am - 7 am
- Marketplace - daily from 6 am - 7 am
- Walgreens - daily from 8 am - 9 am; limited shopping available through the pharmacy drive through window.
- Family Dollar - daily 9 am - 10 am
- Dollar Tree - daily 9 am - 10 am
- Walmart - Mon – Fri 9 – 8, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5,
- Marketplace - 9:30-6:30 Mon – Fri,
- Whenever possible, we request you phone in your refill prescription to us rather than physically bring the bottle to us in person.
- • We will be transitioning all prescription drop-off and pick-up to our Drive-Thru windows for the foreseeable future.
- • If you are not feeling well, please send a healthy member of your family to pick up your prescriptions
- • If you prefer not to utilize the Drive-Thru, you can also request FREE mailing of your prescriptions directly to your home.
- • Eligible pharmacy patients can enroll into our auto-refill program so that your prescription is ready when you need it.
- • Due to the increased demand, refills will require 2 business days to be fulfilled unless there is an emergency. We appreciate your patience.
- Walgreens - 9 am - 9pm, 7 days/week (open 8 am on Tuesday),
- Patients looking for alternative ways to access their prescriptions may use our pharmacy drive-thru, and Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions. Patients should talk to their pharmacists to confirm their prescriptions are eligible for delivery at this time. They can also send a representative to pick up their medications on their behalf if they choose.
- Thrifty White (Co-op): Mon - Fri 9 am to 6 pm, Sat 9 am – 1 pm (call ahead, website unclear RE: operational changes related to COVID) 715-634-8238
- Essentia Pharmacy: Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm (call ahead, website unclear RE: operational changes related to COVID) 715-634-6774
- LCO Pharmacy: (call ahead, website unclear RE: operational changes related to COVID) 715-638-5146
- SRC - Assisting with Medication Pick-up Please contact the Senior Resource Center at 715-634-3000 if you need assistance with picking up medications. (per SCPH website)
- Community Health Nurses have the appropriate training to deliver medications to patients that are in active quarantine. LCO Health Center - 715-638-5100
Emergency Food baskets (if no other food sources available, at high risk, homeless, and/or under quarantine). 715-558-7911
LCO Elder Center (03/20):
In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 Corona Virus the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Elder & Disabled Services/Nutrition program will institute the following plan to slow the progression of the virus and protect our Aging & Disabled community members.
• The Congregate meal site will be closed until further notice, clients may come in, sign-in, and pick up a take-out container.
• Home Delivered meals will still continue with the hopes of providing up to a week’s worth and/or frozen meals for clients, Staff is working hard to provide the daily meal and other meals for our Volunteers to deliver, which may include more than one visit, this is still a work in progress.
• In regards to providing elders with “care packages”, that would contain essential daily cleaning supplies, we have contacted all available vendors that are either out of stock or on back order, we are currently looking into other options at this time.
- Will be providing door-stop services only. Pleas call in to dispatch to make reservation for all rides. Deviated fixed route or "shuttle bus" will not be operating until further notice
- Please call dispatch at to schedule your ride.
- For medical non-emergency rides outside of the service area, please call Kayla Grover at
- Several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are offering free or low-cost internet access options in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. These services are offered in the areas each ISP serves, or as otherwise described.
Stress and Anxiety Resources
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Disaster Distress Helpline
- If all the talk about COVID-19 is making you feel overwhelmed or frightened, contact the SAMHSA Disaster Helpline:
- Call DistressLine at 1-800-985-5990
- Text TalkWithUs to 66746
- The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 365 day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human caused-disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents of the United States and its territories.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Call and Chat are available.
- The brings help, hope, and resources to families and individuals in our communities through programs that reach others where they are at and when they need it most. Of the many Center programs and initiatives, bringing HOPELINE to all of Wisconsin, has given individuals across our state free emotional support anytime, from anywhere by simply texting: HOPELINE to 741741.
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