Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

La enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Mayor Merkes declared a Public Health Emergency (EMERGENCIA DE SALUD PÚBLICA) in the City of Menasha on March 17, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

On 5/15/20 the City of Menasha issued an order superseding the 5/14/20 local Safer at Home order. The new order lifts the local Safer at Home order and issues COVID-19 recommendations.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Please see the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' most current information about COVID-19.

Always call your doctor if you have symptoms of COVID-19 before going in to be seen. You should also let your doctor know if you believe you need medical care or if you think you are at high risk for having a severe illness. Your doctor will determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.

We encourage members of the public to contact 211 for nonmedical COVID-19 resources and questions. Call 2-1-1 (or 1-800-924-5514), text COVID19 to 211-211, or visit the 211 Website.

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Updates to the number of positive and negative cases (lab confirmed) and deaths in the City of Menasha will be reported on this page and will be included in the Winnebago or Calumet County counts on the Wisconsin DHS website, depending on the county of residence.County counts are available here.

Please see the links below for more information about the laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Menasha.  
First laboratory confirmed case  |  Second laboratory confirmed case  |  3rd and 4th laboratory confirmed cases

*Case counts are reported by local health department jurisdictions. Because the City of Menasha has its own health department, case information is reported at the city level.*


  • 5/15/20 City of Menasha COVID-19 Recommendations - of the City of Menasha Health Officer. This order supersedes the local Safer at Home order from 5/14/20 and issues COVID-19 recommendations. The new recommendations are effective 5:00pm on May 15, 2020. View the press release HERE.
  • 5/14/20 City of Menasha Safer at Home Orderissued by the City of Menasha Health Officer in response to the WI Supreme Court ruling to overturn the statewide Safer at Home order. Effective 8:00am 5/14/20, and reamins in effect until a superseding order is issued. 
  • 3/17/20 Mayor Merkes declared a Public Health Emergency in the City of Menasha in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • On May 11, 2020 Gov. Evers issued Emergency Order #36 which turns the dial on Safer at Home to add more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way. 
    • This includes new opportunities for standalone or strip-mall based retail shops to provide in-person shopping (up to 5 customers at a time) and the opening of drive-in movie theaters.
    • Updated Safer at Home Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • On April 27, 2020 DHS Secretary-designee Palm signed Emergency Order #34, an interim order to turn the dial on Safer at Home, expanding allowed operations for nonessential businesses.
  • On April 20, 2020 Gov. Evers announced the Badger Bounce Back Plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. 
    • In coordination with this announcement, DHS Secretary-designee Palm issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining the phases of the plan.
  • On April 16, 2020 DHS Secretary-designee Palm signed Emergency Order #28 Safer at Home. Effective April 24, 2020, this order extends Safer at Home through May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued, with some changes to the original order.
  • On March 24, 2020 DHS Secretary-designee Palm signed Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home. This order is effective March 24, 2020 through April 24, 2020.
  • Industry-Specific documents from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) - to help guide businesses to keep workers, customers, and families safe when WI is able to start "turning the dial" and re-open businesses safely.
  • General Guidance for All Businesses from WEDC
  • Badger Bounce Back Plan - the plan outlines criteria for Wisconsin to be able to open its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it's safe to do so.
  • Gating Criteria - metrics and data that Wisconsin DHS will use to determine when we can begin to allow people to interact and get Wisconsinites back to work.
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We are currently closed to the public for in-person services. You can still reach us by phone or email!
Menasha City Center
100 Main Street, Suite 100
Menasha, WI 54952

Phone: 920-967-3520
Fax: 920-967-5247

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Please use these links to find up-to-date information about the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19:
Menasha Health Department COVID-19 Page

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization