COVID-19: Guidance for Health Care Professionals and Residential Care Facilities

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Health Care Providers
Guidance for health care providers in medical, mental health, and dental settings.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Guidance on proper use and reuse and/or disposal of PPE in order to protect health care workers and other patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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DHS Partners
Resources for behavioral health providers and guidance on procedures affected by COVID-19.

Nurse Aide Shortage
Information on blanket waivers and emergency nurse aide training programs put in place due to surges of COVID-19 patients.

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Health Alert Network Messages
A list of Health Alert Network (HAN) messages that have been released in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Response Resources for Wisconsinites
A list of helplines, hotlines, and virtual meetings related to COVID-19.


Order Testing Supplies
Emergency supplies for COVID-19 testing are available at no charge to qualifying Wisconsin organizations.

CARES Act Provider Payments
Information for health care providers on applying to receive pandemic relief funds from the federal CARES Act.


Testing Pilot Program
Eligible organizations can apply to receive pandemic relief funds in order to conduct COVID-19 testing.

Program Information for Vaccinators
Information for providers on enrolling to be an approved vaccinator to administer COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, once a safe and effective vaccine is available.

Last Revised: March 25, 2021