View up to date information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or our HSHS COVID-19 page.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In order to protect our communities and our health care workers from inadvertent exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are making regular changes in order to stay up-to-date on the rapidly changing situation and recommendations from the Center of Disease Control, United States Surgeon General and others.

We can’t stress enough how important your health is to us. There is a lot of information circulating about (COVID-19), and it’s important for you to have access to accurate information and as well as resources for your overall health and wellness. For your convenience we have condensed information to make it easier for you to filter through.

Frequently asked questions

What is COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease from person to person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have experienced a wide range of symptoms –ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat

If you develop symptoms, please visit to schedule your COVID-19 test online.

Preventative actions to reduce the spread:
  • Handwashing
    • You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that containers at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Physical distancing
    • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and another person.
    • Limit trips to public places like grocery stores or gas stations.
  • Universal masking
    • Wear a hand-made face mask in public settings where social distancing measures may be difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies).
    • Learn how to make your own mask here.
For additional prevention articles, visit Prevea Health's COVID-19 resource library here.
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