DPH Communicable Diseases Memos

DPH periodically publishes numbered memos to update providers and interested parties of important information. See our COVID-19 webpages.

Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
BCD 2022-12
Influenza Testing and Variant Influenza A Virus Detection July 20, 2022
BCD 2022-11
At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Testing Use and Reporting July 19, 2022
BCD 2022-10
COVID-19 Vaccination for Wisconsin’s Youngest Children - To Pharmacists June 17, 2022
BCD 2022-09
COVID-19 Vaccination for Wisconsin’s Youngest Children - To Pediatricians June 17, 2022
BCD 2022-08a
Recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (En Espanol) June 3, 2022
BCD 2022-08
Recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers June 3, 2022
BCD 2022-07
COVID-19 Oral Antivirals Medications for Long-Term Care Residents May 6, 2022
BCD 2022-06
Surveillance for Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CP-CRAB), Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CP-CRPA), and Candida auris April 25, 2022
BCD 2022-05
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) as a Reportable Condition in Wisconsin April 25, 2022
BCD 2022-04
Updated SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance Effective April 4, 2022 April 25, 2022
BCD 2022-03
Reporting of Treponemal and Non-Treponemal Syphilis Testing and the Correct Syphilis Testing Algorithm for CDC Defined Reverse Sequence Syphilis Testing March 23, 2022
BCD 2022-02
Standing Order for Distribution of COVID-19 At-Home Antigen Test Kits January 26, 2022
BCD 2022-01
Prioritization of Highest Impact Public Health Response Activities January 21, 2022
BCD 2021-13: Replaced by
Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities December 22, 2021
July 28, 2022
BCD 2021-12
Public Health Advisory: Anticipated Surge in COVID-19 Disease Activity due to Omicron Variant December 20, 2021
BCD 2021-11: Memo replaced by
Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities December 13, 2021
December 23, 2021
BCD 2021-10
Considerations for Confirmatory Testing of COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests December 1, 2021
BCD 2021-09
Increased Incidence of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children November 8, 2021
BCD 2021-08
Standing Prescription Order for COVID-19 Vaccines September 22, 2021
BCD 2021-07
Revised COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Ordering Process September 21, 2021
BCD 2021-06
DHS Requests Nursing Homes Join Hospitals in Wisconsin to Use the EMResource Bed Tracking System for Health Care Entities September 15, 2021
BCD 2021-05: Replaced by Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever) webpage
Increased Reports of Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease) July 23, 2021
August 11, 2022
BCD-2021-04
Increased Reports of Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of Cyclosporiasis July 1, 2021
BCD-2021-03: Memo replaced by
Public Health Reporting Requirements for At-Home COVID-19 Tests June 16, 2021
July 19, 2022
BCD 2021-02
Influenza Testing and Variant Influenza A Virus Detection June 9, 2021
BCD-2021-01
COVID-19 Antigen Testing: Reporting Guidance for Employers February 18, 2021
BCD 2020-29
DHS recommends testing migrant and seasonal workers for COVID-19 prior to departure at the end of the work season November 12, 2020
June 3, 2022
BCD 2020-28
Guidance Related to Viral Whole Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 for the Public Health Response October 1, 2020
BCD 2020-27: Memo replaced by
Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities September 23, 2020
December 13, 2021
BCD-2020-26: Memo replaced by
Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities September 17, 2020
September 23, 2020
BCD 2020-25
Crisis Standards of Practice for COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Symptom Monitoring September 15, 2020
BCD 2020-24
Ryan White Part B and Life Care Services Policy: Requesting an Increase in Funding for Ryan White Services August 21, 2020
BCD 2020-23
Bordetella parapertussis Reporting July 24, 2020
BCD 2020-22
Ryan White Part B and Life Care Services Emergency Financial Assistance Policy in Response to COVID-19: Funding Extension June 30, 2020
BCD 2020-21
Guidance on the disposition of medically stable post-acute and long-term care residents with confirmed or clinically suspected COVID-19 infection June 9, 2020
BCD 2020-20
Guidance on the transfer of hospitalized patients infected with COVID-19 to post-acute and long-term care facilities June 9, 2020
BCD 2020-19
Guidance on the role of COVID-19 testing in decisions around transfers from acute care hospitals to post-acute and long-term care facilities June 9, 2020
BCD 2020-18
Guidance to Coroners and Medical Examiners on Postmortem COVID-19 Testing at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory May 29, 2020
BCD 2020-17
Changes to COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for Wisconsin Hospitals and Health Departments April 6, 2020
BCD 2020-16
Important Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (REVISED) in Long-Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities March 20, 2020
BCD 2020-15
Important Information for Recipients of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) March 20, 2020
BCD 2020-14
Information for Dental Health Care Professionals (DHCP): What You Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) March 20, 2020
BCD 2020-13
What to do if someone breaks quarantine: Guidance for Local Health Departments (LHDs) March 19, 2020
BCD 2020-12
Updated guidance for local health departments and government partners about home isolation and quarantine for COVID-19 March 19, 2020
BCD 2020-11
Adult/Juvenile Correctional Facilities, Local Jails, and Secure Treatment Centers in Wisconsin Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) March 18, 2020
BCD 2020-10
Ryan White Part B and Life Care Services Emergency Financial Assistance Policy in Response to COVID-19 March 18, 2020
BCD 2020-09
Urgent Update – Prioritization of COVID-19 Testing for Hospitalized Patients March 17, 2020
BCD 2020-08
Public Health Guidance for Discontinuation of Home Isolation and Voluntary Home Quarantine for Individuals Infected with or Exposed to COVID-19 March 13, 2020
BCD 2020-07
Important Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020
BCD 2020-06
Updated Guidance on Infection Control during Specimen Collection for COVID-19 in Outpatient Settings March 12, 2020

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Last Revised: June 16, 2022