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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


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Waukesha County has confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.  This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will provide updates as frequently as possible.

3/27/2020 Gov. Evers Issues Order to Expedite Expansion, Enhance Efficiency of Healthcare Workforce​
3/27/2020 Gov. Evers Suspends Evictions and Foreclosures During Public Health Emergency​
3/26/2020 Gov. Evers Launches Wisconsin's COVID-19 PPE Program
3/25/2020 Waukesha County Municipal Clerks Encourage Online Registration, Absentee Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/25/2020 Waukesha County Parks, Trails Remain Open During Public Health Emergency
3/24/2020 Waukesha County Services Updates Focus on Employee, Public Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/24/2020 Sheriff Update - Coronavirus Disease and “Safer at Home” order
3/24/2020 DHS Emergency Order 12: Safer at Home Order​
3/24/2020 Waukesha County Emergency Management Open To Donations For Fire Departments to Combat COVID-19
3/23/2020 Statement from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow as "Safer at Home" Order Expected Soon for Wisconsin
3/23/2020 Changes to Waukesha County Home Delivered Meals Program
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NEWS RELEASES & UPDATES
3/25/2020 Waukesha County Municipal Clerks Encourage Online Registration, Absentee Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/25/2020 Waukesha County Parks, Trails Remain Open During Public Health Emergency
3/24/2020 Waukesha County Services Updates Focus on Employee, Public Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/24/2020 Sheriff Update - Coronavirus Disease and “Safer at Home” order
3/24/2020 DHS Emergency Order 12: Safer at Home Order​
3/24/2020 Waukesha County Emergency Management Open To Donations For Fire Departments to Combat COVID-19
3/23/2020 Statement from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow as "Safer at Home" Order Expected Soon for Wisconsin
3/21/2020 DHS Recognizes Community Spread of COVID-19 in Waukesha County
3/21/2020 Waukesha Metro and Waukesha Metrolift Suspension of Fares
3/21/2020 DHS Emergency Order 11: Public Service Commission Administrative Rule Suspensions
3/21/2020 DHS Emergency Order 10: Department ​of Public Instruction Administration Rule Suspension and Emergency Orders
3/20/2020 DHS Emergency Order 9: Order to the Department of Corrections
3/20/2020 DHS Emergency Order 8: Updated Mass Gathering Order 
3/20/2020 DHS Updated Guidance for Local Health Departments and Government Partners About Home Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19
3/20/2020

BCD Recommendations for Active Symptom Monitoring Update for Employees in Health Care Settings

3/20/2020 Waukesha County Jail Implements New Precautions in Response to COVID-19
3/19/2020 Waukesha County 9-1-1 Implements New Procedures to Accomodate COVID-19 Emergency Response
3/18/2020 Waukesha County Activates EOC to Help Contain COVID-19
3/18/2020 DHS Emergency Order 7: Order to the Department of Workforce Development Regarding Unemployment Insurance​
3/18/2020 DHS Emergency Order 6: Order Restricting the Size of Child Care Settings
3/17/2020 DHS emergency Order 5: Prohibiting Mass Gathers of 10 or More 
3/17/2020 Members of the Public Urged to Stop Calling 911 for Non-Emergency Symptoms
3/16/2020 DHS emergency Order 4: Prohibiting Mass Gathers of 50 or More
3/15/2020 DHS Emergency Order 3: Order for Department of Children and Families Administrative Rule Suspension and Emergency Orders
3/15/2020 CDC Guidance to Cancel or Postpone Gatherings of 50 People or More for Next 8 Weeks 
3/14/2020 DHS Emergency Order 2:​ Order for Department of Transportation Permits to Assist with Grocery Supply Efforts​
3/13/2020 DHS Emergency Order 1: Statewide School Closure​
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow's Statement on Mass Gatherings
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Temporary Closure of Senior Dining Centers
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Statement on Area Schools & School Districts
3/13/2020 Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Declares State of Emergency 
3/12/2020 State Executive Order 72: Relating to Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus​
3/11/2020 DHS Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

UPDATES

For the latest information on cases in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

For the latest information on cases in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

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Waukesha County Public Health 

Waukesha County Health Department aims to prevent the spread of illness among the public by offering educational resources, communicable disease surveillance, and investigation when needed. Waukesha County Public Health has been monitoring and curating the large quantity of information made available to the public since the coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Our team of public health professionals have been hard at work preparing for and monitoring the coronavirus.

What you should know about COVID-19:


For questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19:

  • Text COVID19 to 211-211
  • Visit 211Wisconsin.org
  • Call 2-1-1
    Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.

**If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please call your health care provider.


Important terms to remember when talking about Coronavirus COVID-19:

Isolation - The separation of a person known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease. 

Quarantine -  The separation of a person reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been so exposed, to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. 

Social distancing - Remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.