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  • DHS and Laboratory Partners Confirm a Third Variant Strain of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin

    … and get vaccinated when you are eligible. If you feel sick, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, get tested. For up-to-date information about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 …
    • Updated on March 26, 2021.
  • DHS to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Relaunches Community Testing Program

    … 15, 2021.  No matter one’s vaccination status, all people who were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or who have COVID-19 symptoms should get tested. And, with the high-level …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • DHS Urges Public Health Practices to Keep Kids Safe and in School

    … child tested for COVID-19 if they are experiencing symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Keep your child home from school and other activities to isolate and …
    • Updated on December 30, 2021.
  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    … with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to wash hands before and after caring for someone who is sick and after: Changing diapers Using the toilet Blowing your nose Clean and …
    • Updated on November 21, 2022.
  • Mpox (Monkeypox): Data

    … primarily through close intimate contact, including during sex. Like any communicable disease, someone may have a higher risk of getting sick because they belong to a social or sexual network …
    • Updated on December 01, 2022.
  • DHS Wraps Up Thank You Tour of Wisconsin

    … the state. Wisconsinites can still show support for their COVID-19 heroes by recognizing someone in their lives who has been involved in the COVID-19 response. You can submit a note of …
    • Updated on June 08, 2022.
  • Consumer Guide: Finding and Choosing Mental Health Care Treatment Programs

    … treatment program? A mental health care treatment program is a set of activities designed for someone with a mental health concern or mental illness. Programs include: Intervention and …
    • Updated on December 26, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Travel

    … if you were in crowded places and didn't wear a well-fitting mask. If you will be around someone at higher risk of getting severely sick with COVID-19, consider taking extra steps to …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Information

    … agent who signed the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form can revoke the order by removing, or asking someone to remove, the DNR bracelet. The attending health care professional must be notified as …
    • Updated on March 08, 2021.
  • Children’s Long-Term Support: Eligibility and Enrollment Streamlining Medicaid Enrollment Help

    … of Medicaid. The effective enrollment dates. When Medicaid eligibility might end or when someone may need to renew. Monitor Medicaid enrollment over time The ForwardHealth Portal helps …
    • Updated on May 11, 2022.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: Patient Resources

    … be as effective over time and different illnesses may need different antibiotics. Do not take someone else's antibiotics. The antibiotic may not work for your illness and may interfere with …
    • Updated on December 27, 2022.
  • Independent Living Centers in Wisconsin

    … Need help finding a personal care attendant? Looking for advice or support from someone with the same disability as you? Want to find an accessible form of recreation? All this …
    • Updated on December 20, 2022.
  • Dose of Reality: Opioids in Wisconsin

    … use disorder is a medical condition that can affect anyone who uses opioids. Wherever you or someone you care about may be in a struggle with opioids, there are people ready to help. In …
    • Updated on January 31, 2023.
  • Peer Services: Peer-Run Respites

    … is based on choice, individuals must self-refer to a peer-run respites. People who need someone to make a referral for them may need more help than a peer-run respite can offer.  … In other words, positive outcomes are more likely when people in emotional distress talk with someone who has been there rather than being isolated in the community with little to no support …
    • Updated on December 22, 2022.
  • Assisted Living: Psychotropic Medication Management

    … about benefits, side effects, and alternatives. Be capable of giving consent. In some cases, someone appointed by a court can give consent for a resident. Regulations Adult Day Care Center …
    • Updated on January 13, 2023.
  • Texting and Emails from DHS

    …   Questions and answers Why am I getting these texts and emails? I didn’t subscribe.  You or someone in your household added this email address or cell phone number when applying for or …
    • Updated on November 01, 2022.
  • Governor Evers, DHS Announce Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Support for Schools

    … situation: Testing for individuals with symptoms or those who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 Testing for people who attend or participate in …
    • Updated on June 22, 2021.
  • Eleven Peer Recovery Centers Receive Grants to Expand Services

    … peer recovery centers is that positive recovery outcomes are more likely when people talk with someone who has firsthand recovery experience. Peer recovery centers offer alternatives to …
    • Updated on June 30, 2021.
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections: Patient and Long-Term Care Facility Resident Information

    … Ask your doctor about how you can quit before surgery. Don't shave before surgery. If someone tries to shave you with a razor before surgery, speak up. Don't let family and friends …
    • Updated on January 05, 2023.
  • Wisconsin Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS): Presentations and Data

    … be appropriate based on your public health or research question, email the PRAMS team and someone from the team will get back to you! Reports Wisconsin PRAMS 2016-2017 Surveillance …
    • Updated on November 03, 2021.
Last revised February 1, 2023