COVID-19: Health Alert Network

When an event threatens the health of Wisconsinites, fast, efficient, and reliable communication to those responding to the event can prevent illness and save lives. Wisconsin’s Health Alert Network (HAN) enables public health staff, tribal governments, health care providers, emergency workers, and others to exchange reliable information as the situation evolves. This webpage hosts the HAN messages that have gone out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 Communications

Release Date Organization Title
9/24/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #17: Important Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Antigen Tests
9/10/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #16: Quarantine of Wisconsin Residents Exposed to COVID-19 is an Essential Prevention Strategy
8/27/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #15: Wisconsin DHS Continues to Recommend Testing for Individuals with Recent Close Contact with COVID-19
8/6/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert # 14: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Considerations for Use of Assays Currently Available for COVID-19 Testing
7/1/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #13: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing
5/26/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #12: CDC Investigating Possible Cases of COVID-19 Re-infection: Request for Information
5/22/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert # 11: Access to Remdesivir under Emergency Use Authorization for Wisconsin Hospitals
5/19/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert # 10: Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Potentially Associated with COVID-19: Call for Cases
5/18/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert # 9: Required data collection for COVID-19 disease testing; new guidelines for COVID-19 testing at WI public health laboratories
5/8/2020 DHS COVID-19: Health Alert #8: Updates: Evolving testing priorities for asymptomatic people; new CDC recommendations for discontinuation of isolation
5/1/2020 DHS COVID-19: Health Alert #7: Antibody Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin: Recommendations and Reporting Requirements
4/22/2020 DHS COVID-19: Health Alert #6: New website enables health care providers to request COVID-19 lab testing supplies
4/16/2020 DHS COVID-19: Health Alert #5: DHS Now Recommends Health Care Providers Test All Patients with Acute Respiratory Illness for COVID-19
4/7/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #4: New Reporting Requirements and Revised Testing Priorities
3/28/2020 CDC Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
3/27/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #3: Evolving Priorities for COVID-19 Testing in Health Care, Long-Term Care, and Other Settings
3/20/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #2: Recommendations for Active Symptom Monitoring for Employees in Health Care Settings where Community Transmission of COVID-19 is Occurring
3/17/2020 DHS COVID-19 Health Alert #1: Activation of the Health Alert Network for Urgent Updates about COVID-19 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
3/15/2020 CDC Information and Guidance about Global Travel on Cruise Ships, Including River Cruises, due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
3/8/2020 CDC Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
2/3/2020 CDC Communication Resources for Travelers on Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Last Revised: September 24, 2020