Waukesha Coronavirus: A Third Of Patients Have Recovered

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WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI — As the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths are reported each day, officials in Waukesha County on Thursday shared that nearly one-third of confirmed cases in the county have recovered.

Speaking on-camera on Thursday, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow said the county has 184 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 10 a.m. Friday. Of those, 66 people have cleared their quarantines after testing positive, he said.

Farrow said there are continuing signs of community transmission in Waukesha County, and reaffirmed that social distancing practices and following the "safer at home" order are still critical.

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This week, Waukesha County health officials told Patch that the county has confirmed a total of five coronavirus-related deaths as of April 6.

They are:

An 85-year-old woman from Pewaukee.
A 74-year-old New Berlin man.
A 68-year-old Menomonee Falls man.
A 68-year-old Waukesha man.
A 76-year-old Oconomowoc man.

Benjamin Jones, Waukesha County Health Officer and Public Health Manager said Waukesha County Public Health is working diligently to manage the outbreak with local staff working closely alongside local, state, and federal partners to quickly and effectively respond to cases, contacts, and emerging situations.

As families and loved ones deal with loss and illness as a result of the coronavirus, schools have closed, non-essential businesses have been closed and government-related services have been limited.

Here is a list of closures and adjusted schedules in Waukesha County due to the coronavirus, according to Waukesha County officials.

Circuit Courts

Traffic Citations Calendars have been canceled through May 6, 2020:
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

Jury Services have been canceled through May 22, 2020:
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

View the Courts Emergency Temporary Order effective through May 10, 2020:
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

Waukesha County Jail

Effective March 16, 2020, public visitation to the jail has been suspended, inmates are encouraged to maintain contact with family and friends via telephone: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

Sheriff's Department

Effective March 19, 2020, the following are suspended:

  • Courtesy preliminary breath tests (PBTs) for court services and Wisconsin Community Services program participants

  • Citizen ride-alongs

  • Community appearances and presentations

  • Citizens' Academy

  • Non-criminal ID processes occurring Wednesdays from 1-3PM and Fridays 9-11AM

  • Coffee with a Cop (03/24/20)

  • Jail Visitations

  • CCW classes

  • Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program

Health And Human Services

People in need of services or information from the Waukesha County Health and Human Services Department are strongly encouraged to call, (262) 548-7212, or email, hhs@waukeshacounty.gov, before coming to the Human Services Center, Mental Health Center, or the Juvenile Center.

Go to the HHS main page to access the Service or Division: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

The following HHS services are currently suspended or closed due to the public health crisis:

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Information and Assistance Call Center remains open. Walk-in solutions are suspended.

Children’s Long-Term Support Services and Birth to 3 services are available but provided remotely.

Community-based Services continue with some limited capacity.

Economic Support Services are available over the phone or online.

Walk-in services are limited.

Essential Services such as Adult Protective Services, Crisis Services, Child Welfare Services, and Youth Justice Services remain available with some services being provided remotely or over the phone. Essential Services such as Inpatient Services, Juvenile Detention Services and Shelter Care services remain available with restrictions on visitors and access to buildings.

Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Use Clinic has suspended seeing clients/patients face-to-face. The exception is a patient who needs a medication injection. You will be seen face-to-face at a new location, the Waukesha County Mental Health Center, 1501 Airport Rd, Waukesha. Call (262) 548-7666 for more information. Open Access is still available although there will be changes to service. Call (262) 548-7666 for more information.

Genoa Pharmacy remains open. They are able to mail medications (and will deliver in emergencies). Call (262) 955-8811 for more information.

Public Health Walk-In Services, International Travel Clinics and STD Clinic Services are closed.
Senior Dining Sites have been closed. Home meal delivery continues operation.

Teen Court is closed.

Veterans’ Services Office is closed.

WIC services are available but most services are being provided remotely or over the phone.—

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Parks And Land Use

Permit and Licensing assistance, please call ahead to connect with a staff to coordinate a project review.

A listing of staff contact information by service area is conveniently provided on the left side of our home page at: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

Email contacts:

Planning and Zoning Division - PlannerOftheDay@waukeshacounty.gov
Environmental Health Division - sod@waukeshacounty.gov
Land Resources Division - cod@waukeshacounty.gov
Park Facility Availability (parks, ice arenas, golf courses, nature center, Expo Center) please visit our Alerts Page for updates.
Park and Lake Access Annual Stickers can be conveniently purchased online.

Public Works

Applications for Access permits, Work in Right of Way permits, Oversize Load permits, and Utility permits accepted via email only (until further notice). Get started: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds Public office access is closed until further notice; records requests can be made during usual business hours via online, mail or drop-off options only: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

UW-Extension

UW-Extension has closed the office to public access until April 10th. Staff is available via email or telephone, please visit their web page for more information: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov...

This article originally appeared on the Waukesha Patch

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