COVID-19: Guidance for Safer Businesses and Communities

Important information

As of April 13, 2021, Wisconsin providers have paused giving the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. We have paused giving it because a very small number of people who got it had a very rare side effect – a blood clot.

I received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, what do I need to do?

  • Understand that these severe events are incredibly rare.
  • Monitor for the following symptoms up to three weeks after you vaccination: severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath. Symptoms associated with these severe events have occurred six to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
  • If you develop any of these symptoms, contact your health care provider.
  • Use the v-safe program to report your symptoms.

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Staying Safe in your Community
Guidance for various people, types of organizations, and service providers operating within our communities.


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Businesses, Employers, and Workers
Information and resources for employers and workers to ensure safety in the workplace.


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Schools and Child Care
Recommendations for K-12 schools and child care providers for operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Considerations for people planning to travel both within and outside of Wisconsin.

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Language and Print Resources
A library of publications and resources in several languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish, and videos presenting information in American Sign Language for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Last Revised: March 25, 2021