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COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Wednesday, February 26, 2020  
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WI DHS - COVID-19 Wisconsin Investigation Details

While we have one confirmed case of coronavirus here in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers and DHS Secretary designee Andrea Palm emphasize that the risk to the general public is very low.

Wash your hands, cover your coughs, and if you are sick stay home.

Click here for additional updates and details from the WI Department of Health Services.


APHA - COVID-19: Get the facts on the 2019 coronavirus

U.S. and global health officials are keeping a close watch on the disease. People should not travel to places where COVID-19 is being transmitted unless it is necessary.
Click here for the APHA Get Ready COVID-19 factsheet. 


CDC - Monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

Visit CDC.gov 


NACCHO - Public Health Federal Funding Request to Address the COVID-19 Outbreak
In response to HHS Secretary Alex Azar declaring COVID-19 as a public health emergency, public health leaders including the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are requesting that Congress provide resources to expand and strengthen state, territorial, and local capacity to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.  State, territorial, and local health departments need major investments to assist in this global health security matter, which is now directly impacting the public health of our nation. Moreover, while the focus may be on the seven states that have reported a total of 15 confirmed cases, preparedness and response efforts are currently underway throughout the rest of the country. The infectious disease response to COVID-19 is broad and demonstrates that public health is the keystone to our nation’s health security.  Click here for full request details.


Network for Public Health Law: Primer: Emergency Legal Preparedness & Novel Coronavirus

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak emanating from Wuhan, China is spreading rapidly. Tens of thousands of new cases are confirmed in China along with thousands more around the world, including 59 cases identified in the U.S. This Primer provides key information on the public health emergency response to COVID-19. Click here for the Primer.


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