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  • Ringworm

    … underwear at least once a day. Don't share clothing, towels, sheets, or personal items with someone who has ringworm. Wash hands properly after playing with pets. Take your pet to the …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)

    … eligible for Medicaid. Be an adult or elder with a disability. Need the same level of care as someone in a nursing home. Live in a home, apartment, adult family home, or residential care …
    • Updated on September 29, 2022.
  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin: The Lead-Safe Homes Program

    … companies that do lead risk assessment or abatement work. Just complete this interest form . Someone from the program will contact you. How does an abatement company qualify? An abatement …
    • Updated on December 15, 2022.
  • DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin’s Health Care System

    … any symptoms. Getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • Evers Administration Continues COVID-19 Testing Efforts, Support

    … No matter your vaccination status, you should get tested if you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.” If you need to test for COVID-19, …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • As the Cold Weather Brings an Uptick in COVID-19 Cases, DHS Reminds Wisconsinites How to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

    … regardless of vaccination status, should take a COVID-19 test five days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. We also remind those who test positive that COVID-19 antiviral treatments …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • Peer-Run Respite for Veterans Now Open

    … an opportunity for people to talk through challenging thoughts, feelings, and impulses with someone who can relate to the same experiences. To inquire about an overnight stay or receive …
    • Updated on January 28, 2021.
  • COVID-19: Vaccine Conversations

    … might be where the conversation stays Remember that one conversation will likely not change someone’s opinions about COVID-19 vaccination. If the conversation becomes emotional, try to end …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Swimmer's Itch

    … their skin. The parasites are unable to live in a human and soon die. This can happen when someone air dries after being in water where the parasite is living. Air drying gives the …
    • Updated on October 18, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Testing Support for Confinement Facilities

    … symptoms. Quarantine: Physical separation of an individual who has had close contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, to reduce the risk of transmission to others if the … and/or diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms.  Close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing is recommended regardless of COVID-19 … for PIOC and staff who have been potentially exposed or identified as a  close contact  of someone with COVID-19, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination and booster status.   Routine screening …
    • Updated on January 12, 2023.
  • Winter Safety Measures for Health Care Providers

    … leaving the warm environment or will provide staff with foolproof signals and procedures if someone starts to leave unexpectedly. For nursing home residents, certain sections of the Minimum … of all persons should be quickly ascertained. Does all staff know how to proceed if someone is missing? Could someone elope without staff awareness? Prior arrangements with community resources, e.g., the …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Wisconsin Deaths

    … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 …
    • Updated on September 16, 2022.
  • Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program: BE FAST

    … knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke (BE FAST) so you can quickly call 911 when you or someone around you is potentially experiencing a stroke. Prevention also means taking steps to … these posts and tweets: Recognize the signs and symptoms of a #stroke. #BEFAST If you or someone you know exhibits signs of a #stroke, act fast. Call 911. Time is brain! Go to … Did you know? #Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. @CDCgov Did you know? Someone in the U.S. has a #stroke every 40 seconds. Learn more Stroke Facts from @CDCgov More …
    • Updated on March 20, 2023.
  • Tuberculosis Reporting Made Simple

    … the body other than the lungs) needs to be reported within the same time frames. How do I know someone is a suspect TB case? The TB Program, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, uses the …
    • Updated on December 09, 2022.
  • Family Care, Family Care Partnership, and PACE: Standard Definitions for Managed Care Terms

    … supplies and equipment o Nursing care Hospice care services —Care that comforts and supports someone in the last stages of a fatal illness. Includes support for family and friends. …
    • Updated on November 17, 2022.
  • Rabies

    … Quarantine Requirements  for Dogs or Cats that have Bitten a Person If your cat or dog bites someone - what you need to know  Wisconsin state law (SS 95.21) requires that any dog or cat …
    • Updated on December 29, 2017.
  • Consumer Guide: Problems with Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Behavioral Health Programs, Mental Health Treatment Providers, or Substance Use Treatment Providers

    … with DQA, use one of these methods: Call 800-642-6552 (toll-free). If you leave a voicemail, someone will call you back the next workday. Report Abuse, Neglect, or Misappropriation . Submit …
    • Updated on February 02, 2023.
  • FoodShare: Forms and Publications

    … of Authorized Buyer / Alternate Payee for FoodShare Benefits, F-16004 —Use this form to select someone to receive a card in your name and to use your FoodShare benefits. Release of …
    • Updated on December 19, 2022.
  • IRIS: News

    … in calls asking for sensitive personal or financial information. If you get a phone call from someone you do not recognize or if you are not sure if you should provide information to a …
    • Updated on February 07, 2023.
  • Cancer Facts and Cancer Clusters

    … area or workplace. The concern that a cancer cluster may exist usually occurs when someone's spouse, neighbor, or friend is diagnosed with cancer. This often brings an awareness of …
    • Updated on January 05, 2023.
Last revised March 22, 2023