Immunization Program: COVID-19 Vaccine Partner and Stakeholder Updates

Two upcoming webinars about COVID-19 Vaccine Both webinars will be recorded and available on our website. Weekly COVID-19 Updates and Q&A session The next weekly webinar for COVID-19 vaccinators is on Tuesday December 1, 2020 from 9:00-9:30 a.m. Technical experts will answer questions as best they are able; vaccinators should submit questions to dhscovidvaccinator@wi.gov. There […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers

Friday, November 20, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday at 7:00 a.m. for a webinar on the current COVID-19 situation. This week’s webinar will include brief presentations on several topics, plus time for questions from participants. Topics will include: Findings from a CDC study on two university campuses in Wisconsin that evaluated the accuracy of rapid antigen tests for asymptomatic [...]

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Updated Return to Work Guidance for Asymptomatic Healthcare Workers Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

Attn: Nursing Home Providers The Division of Quality Assurance has updated the Return to Work Guidance for Asymptomatic Health Care Workers Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 to provide resident care before completing the recommended isolation. This guidance was updated to provide additional information regarding the steps to take prior to implementing this practice. Facilities are […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers / “COVID-19 Vaccines: An Update for Wisconsin”

Friday, October 23, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, October 23 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Jonathan Temte, Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement, Department […]

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Immunization Program / Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care (LTC) Program for COVID-19 Vaccination

Attention Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities: Responses Needed By October 30, 2020. CDC is partnering with CVS and Walgreens to provide on-site COVID-19 vaccination to residents of Wisconsin nursing homes (LTC) and assisted living facilities (ALF) once vaccination is recommended for them. Facilities can partner with CVS, Walgreens, or their existing LTC pharmacy. DHS […]

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Resources to Support SNF in Determining Admission Policies during COVID-19 Outbreak

“Resources to Support Skilled Nursing Facilities in Determining Admission Policies during a COVID-19 Outbreak” has been posted on the Division of Public Health (DPH) Communicable Diseases Memos page. This document serves as a decision support tool for Skilled Nursing Facilities, and is a companion document to BCD 2020-27, “Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness [...]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “Update on COVID-19 Therapeutics”

Friday, October 16, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, October 16 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. William Ehlenbach, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, […]

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Early Infection Control Assessment and Response Visits: Lessons Learned

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program Topic 5 : Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) In early April 2020, the DPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program began performing telephone-based, COVID-19-focused infection control assessment and response visits (ICARs) with long-term care facilities (LTCF) around the state. ICARs are [...]

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RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 1 p.m.

Attn: Nursing Home Providers The Division of Quality Assurance is hosting the quarterly Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)/Minimum Data Set (MDS) Educational Forum on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, from 1-2 p.m. The MDS Education Coordinator will address current MDS 3.0 topics relevant to nursing home providers. To Join: Join Zoom Meeting (click this link to go straight […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers

Friday, October 2, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, October 2 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Bureau of […]

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Important Updates – DHS COVID-19 Response Team Working to Support CMS Testing Requirements in Nursing Homes

Attn: Nursing Home Providers CMS Testing Requirements On August 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued memo QSO-20-38-NH which mandates federal testing requirements for nursing homes related to Interim Final Rule (IFC) CMS-3401-IFC. The Department of Health Services (DHS) is aware that for many nursing homes in the state the testing […]

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Updated: Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

Updated: BCD Memo 2020-26 is now BCD Memo 2020-27 The Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases is sending an updated version of the BCD 2020-26 memo which is now BCD 2020-27 memo titled, “Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities“. Summary of Updates The […]

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Essential Visitor Guidance for Nursing Homes

Since mid-March 2020, visitor restrictions have been in place in Wisconsin nursing homes and nationwide. Visitor restrictions were put in place to help mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19. DHS recognizes the importance of social distancing to help keep residents safe. DHS also acknowledges the unintended consequences of prolonged physical separation and isolation on […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “DPH Updates and Questions from Participants” Friday, September 18, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Join us this Friday, September 18 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Division of Public […]

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Reminder: Join DHS for Webinars About Applying for the CARES Act Provider Payments (CAPP) Program

CARES Act Provider Payments Wisconsin’s CAPP Program allows specific health care provider types to apply for funds to offset COVID-19-specific losses and expenses they have incurred during the pandemic. The funds for these payments were provided to the state under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In order to assist eligible […]

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Quarantine of Wisconsin residents exposed to COVID-19 is an essential prevention strategy

COVID-19 Health Alert # 16: Quarantine of Wisconsin residents exposed to COVID-19 is an essential prevention strategy Bureau of Communicable Diseases, September 9, 2020 Summary DHS recommends a 14-day quarantine for all Wisconsin residents who were in close contact with a person with COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “Antigen Testing Concerns and Strategies”

Friday, September 11, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, September 11 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Alana Sterkel, SEOC SME-Lab Testing; Assistant Director, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin […]

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You Stop the Spread: Do your part and protect what’s important to you to help protect everyone in Wisconsin.

Today Governor Tony Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm announced You Stop the Spread – our new campaign to encourage all Wisconsinites to do our part to protect what’s important to us and to help protect everyone in Wisconsin. Please check out You Stop the Spread. And then share the information with your organization, family, […]

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Early Infection Control Assessment and Response Visits: Lessons Learned

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program Topic 3: Environmental Cleaning In early April 2020, the DPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program began performing telephone-based, COVID-19-focused infection control assessment and response visits (ICARs) with long-term care facilities (LTCF) around the state. ICARs are educational discussions that cover a range [...]

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Updated Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services – Effective Immediately

Attn: All Wisconsin Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) has published updated Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. Based on comments received from nursing homes and assisted living facilities, DQA has updated this guidance to allow a cosmetologist, who […]

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Wisconsin DHS Continues to Recommend Testing for Individuals with Recent Close Contact with COVID-19

COVID-19 Health Alert # 15: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, August 27, 2020 Summary Aggressive case finding through testing all individuals with high risk exposures to COVID-19 remains a key strategy for containing further spread of infection. On August 25, the CDC revised its website to indicate that asymptomatic people who have been in close contact […]

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Topic 1: Infection Prevention When Residents Leave Their  Long-term Care Facility for Appointments

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program Early Infection Control Assessment and Response Visits: Lessons Learned In early April 2020, the DPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program began performing telephone-based, COVID-19-focused infection control assessment and response visits (ICARs) with long-term care facilities (LTCF) around the state. ICARs are [...]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers COVID-19 in the Workplace and 2020-2021 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations Friday, August 28, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Join us this Friday, August 28 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Jonathan Meiman, Chief Medical Officer and State Occupational and Environmental Disease Epidemiologist, Bureau of Environmental and […]

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Fit Testing and Other Respiratory Program Requirements for COVID-19

WisCon and the State Lab of Hygiene in conjunction with the Department of Health Services and the State Emergency Operations Center will be hosting three webinars to orient stakeholders to OSHA respiratory protection requirements, fit testing, medical assessment, and respirator re-use as related to N95 respirators. This opportunity may be directly relevant for your agency […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “Research Updates and Frequently Asked Questions”

Friday, August 14, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, August 14 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Bureau of Communicable […]

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Wisconsin is Forming Partnerships with New Labs to Support COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes and ICFs/IID

Attn: All Wisconsin Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Accelerated Labs in Milwaukee and Molecular Lab in Washington State will support COVID-19 testing in nursing homes and ICFs/IID. DHS continues to work to bring on additional labs to […]

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Considerations for use of assays currently available for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing

COVID-19 Health Alert # 14: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, August 6, 2020 Summary Clinicians and public health officials should be aware of the availability of new platforms for COVID-19 testing, the appropriate use and potential limitations of each. At this time, three main categories of tests are available for use, molecular (PCR), antigen, and serologic […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Updates”

Friday, August 7, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, August 7 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Allen Bateman, Assistant Director, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Laboratory of […]

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Guidance for Safely Vaccinating at Off-Site Locations

CDC has issued revised Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations. The purpose of the guidance is to assist with planning and implementation of satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics by public and private vaccination organizations. The guidance is broken down into four categories: Planning activities Pre-clinic activities [...]

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July 30, 2020, #MaskUpWisconsin

Governor issues new executive order Today Governor Evers announced a new executive order mandating face coverings indoors or in enclosed spaces, other than when at home. We know that face coverings are an effective tool in fighting COVID-19, and we encourage you to do your part in protecting the health and safety of your fellow […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “Update on the Clinical Management of the COVID-19 Patient”

Friday, July 31, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, July 31 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Pierre Kory, Medical Intensivist, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin […]

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CDC COCA Call: COVID-19 & Telehealth Implementation: Stories from the Field

During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss telehealth benefits and challenges during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will share their experiences implementing telehealth across diverse healthcare settings and address considerations for its future use. If you are unable to attend the live COCA call, the recording will be available for viewing on the COCA […]

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“What’s New in COVID-19 Research: Recent papers in Transmission Dynamics and Infection Control”

COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers Friday, July 24, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, July 24 at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Ian Pray, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, […]

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Outdoor Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes

Attn: Wisconsin Nursing Home Providers The safest approach to prevent COVID-19 exposure to nursing home residents and staff is to not conduct indoor or outdoor visitation. However, if an organization wishes to proceed with outdoor visitation, please see the recommendations for safer outdoor visits. Nursing homes may choose to wait longer before implementing outdoor visitation […]

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Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services in Long -Term Care Settings

Attn: Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities In accordance with CDC guidance, long-term care facilities have closed onsite hair salons and barber services in their facilities to reduce the risk of spreading of COVID-19. Minimizing resident contact with outside individuals remains the best approach to prevent introduction of COVID-19 into long-term care settings. The Guidance […]

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COVID-19 Health Alert # 13: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

Bureau of Communicable Diseases, July 1, 2020 Summary The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has revised recommendations for who should get tested for COVID-19. Testing is recommended for the following groups: Individuals experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, which are listed below Individuals who have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19, regardless […]

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Public Invited to Comment on Draft 2022 Guidelines

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) invites users of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction to comment on revisions and additions featured in its draft 2022 documents. Input from Guidelines users is a crucial step in revising the Guidelines documents, which provide minimum standards for design and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, […]

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ASHE COVID-19 Surge Experience Survey Project

ASHE COVID-19 Surge Experience Survey Project We need your help! ASHE wants to learn about the experiences each of you have had during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to compare strategies, share lessons learned and plan for the future. The COVID Response Tactics Sharing (CRTS) project collects this information nationally through a short survey, and […]

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services to Reopen Provider Payment Program to Cover Future Months of COVID-19 Losses and Expenses

CARES Act Provider Payments This bulletin is being sent to these lists: Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS): County Waiver Agency Leads, Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver Program Providers, Automatic Health Professional Shortage Areas, Volunteer Health Care Program, Division of Quality Assurance: Notifications and Updates, and key DPH staff. Based on feedback from the provider [...]

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Learn More about Safe Conservation of the Limited Supply of N95 Respirators and Changes to Wisconsin’s N95 Decontamination System

This message is being sent to all potential N95 respirator users supporting healthcare or emergency response. ADDITIONAL WEBINAR SCHEDULED The State Emergency Operations Center and Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System™ will be hosting an additional webinar on July 1st to orient potential users to the state’s N95 decontamination process. N95 decontamination can help address [...]

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Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

Reminders ATTN: All federally certified nursing homes Wisconsin’s Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process remains in place. Federal law requires that all people requesting admission to a Medicaid certified nursing facility must be screened to determine the presence of a mental illness and/or an intellectual disability. A PASRR Level I screen must be completed […]

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COVID-19 Activity Level Data Dashboard

Today, the Department of Health Services is launching a new data dashboard providing information on COVID-19 activity level by county and region in Wisconsin. The intent of the dashboard is to provide Wisconsinites with the tools they need to most effectively respond to COVID-19. The data dashboard consists of maps and tables that toggle between […]

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Get Ready to Vote at the 2020 NFPA Virtual Meeting

Voting during the 2020 NFPA Annual Technical Meeting (Tech Session) will be open from June 22-26. “Fortunately, there are not many issues up for a vote that would negatively affect health care facilities,” says ASHE Executive Director Deanna Martin. “This is great news for our field, but it doesn’t mean that we should skip voting […]

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Provider Relief Fund

Health care providers who participate in Wisconsin’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) should quickly review and apply, as appropriate, for the new $15 billion in funding made available today (June 10) by the federal government to help providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of providers serving Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries possibly eligible for this […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)”

This bulletin is being sent to these lists: Health Alert Network, Local Health Officers, Tribal Health Directors, Public Health Nurses, Local Public Health Department Staff, Enterics, Infection Preventionists and DQA Notifications. Friday, June 12, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, June 12, at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. […]

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Revised DQA Memos 20-003, 20-004 and 20-007

Attn: Hospices, Home Health Agencies, and Nursing Homes DQA Memos 20-003 for Hospices, 20-004 for Nursing Homes, and 20-007 for Home Health Agencies have been revised. Effective May 11, 2020, the state public health emergency ended and Emergency Order #21 is no longer in effect. As a result the rule suspensions and companion orders contained […]

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Adult Day Programs, and Adult Pre-Vocational Programs

Attn: Adult Day Services, Adult Day Care Centers Guidance on Adult Day Services and Programs Guidance on adult day services, care centers, programs, and adult pre-vocational programs has been posted to the DHS COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facilities page. These programs are at increased risk for COVID-19 transmission because there is increased risk when multiple people […]

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Reminder: CMP Grants Available to Federally Certified Nursing Homes to Provide Technology for Virtual Social and Telehealth Visit

Attn: Nursing Home Providers The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has announced that federally certified nursing homes are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funds to purchase electronic devices to enable residents to visit with family and friends in a virtual setting and participate in telehealth visits. This […]

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Application to Receive COVID-19 Funds Opens June 5

Starting June 5, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will be accepting applications from specific types of health care providers (listed below) for $110 million of funding provided to the state under the federal Coronavirus aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds will be used to make payments to offset lost revenues […]

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Important Updates re: Specimen Acceptance Criteria Resource and Gold Cross Courier Pickup

Attn: All Wisconsin Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Testing continues to be a key strategy for identifying individuals who have COVID-19 and in limiting the spread to others. Approximately 93% of nursing home and ICF/IID providers are testing or have tested their residents and staff as of today. Specimen […]

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CDC COCA Call: Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

This call will provide an overview of the updated guidance for dental settings, including recommendations for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will discuss strategies for dental healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE). If you are unable to attend the live COCA call, the recording will be available for viewing […]

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Specimen Acceptance Criteria for Nursing Homes and ICFs/IID Testing

Attn: All Wisconsin Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Testing is a key strategy for identifying individuals who have COVID-19 and in limiting the spread to others, which is particularly important for the individuals who live in these settings. To date, approximately 91% of nursing home and ICF/IID providers are […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers COVID-19 Testing and Reporting Guidelines Review Friday, May 29, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Join us this Friday, May 29, at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health […]

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CDC Investigating Possible Cases of COVID-19 Re-infection: Request for Information

COVID-19 Health Alert # 12: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, May 22, 2020 Summary CDC is interested in investigating possible cases of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection, defined as new clinical or laboratory evidence of COVID-19 after a documented period of recovery. Clinicians who are aware of cases meeting criteria for possible re-infection are invited to submit de-identified patient […]

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Attn: All Wisconsin Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Update regarding the Wisconsin Nursing Home and ICFs/IID Testing Opportunity In follow up to Governor Ever’s guidance to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to facilitate a plan to test every nursing home and ICFs/IID resident and staff member in Wisconsin for COVID-19, providers across the state are actively participating in this initiative. To date, […]

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Access to Remdesivir under Emergency Use Authorization for Wisconsin Hospitals

DHS Health Alert Network COVID-19 Health Alert # 11: Wisconsin COVID-19 State Emergency Operations Center, May 21, 2020 Summary Remdesivir, an investigational drug being studied for treatment of severe COVID-19, is available for use in the United States after receiving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. A limited supply of remdesivir has been distributed […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers “Therapeutic Strategies for COVID-19: Emerging (and Re-emerging) Data”

Friday, May 22, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Join us this Friday, May 22, at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Elizabeth Ann Misch, MD,  Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of […]

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Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Potentially Associated with COVID-19: Call for Cases

Bureau of Communicable Diseases, May 19, 2020 Summary The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) now prioritizes prompt reporting of suspected cases of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a newly described illness that is potentially associated with COVID-19. Cases are characterized by persistent fever and features of Kawasaki disease and/or toxic shock syndrome, [...]

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Required data collection for COVID-19 disease testing; New guidelines for COVID-19 testing at Wisconsin public health laboratories

COVID-19 Health Alert # 9: Bureau of Communicable Diseases, May 18, 2020 Summary The next phase in Wisconsin’s COVID-19 pandemic response will require a massive scale up of testing (a health care activity) and contact tracing (a local public health activity). For these intensified activities to succeed, a new and stronger commitment to collecting and […]

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Health Care Workers and First Responders: Save and Send Your N95 Respirators for Decontamination

Wisconsin’s new Battelle Memorial Institute Critical Care Decontamination System™ (CCDS) is now ready and available for use by the state’s health care workers and first responders for decontamination of their N95 respirators. The Battelle CCDS™ decontaminates N95 respirators by killing viruses and bacteria using hydrogen peroxide gas. The Battelle system will be able to decontaminate […]

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CMS issues Emergency Declaration 1135 Blanket Waivers to Expand Hospitals’ Abilities to Offer Long-Term Care Services, Swing Beds

Attn: Wisconsin Hospitals The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to release 1135 Blanket Waivers for the healthcare community that provide the flexibilities needed to take care of patients during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS recently provided additional blanket waivers for the duration of the PHE that expand the ability for […]

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COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers – “Remdesivir for COVID-19” – Friday, May 15, 7:00-8:00 am

Join us this Friday, May 15, at 7 a.m. for a webinar for health care providers on the current COVID-19 situation. Click here to join the webinar. Or dial:  312 626 6799 or  646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 233 994 680 Presenters Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Disease Medical […]

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