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 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
BCD 2020-05
New Mass Gathering Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 12, 2020
March 19, 2020
BCD 2020-04
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: Recommendations on Domestic and International Travel March 12, 2020
BCD 2020-03
Updates to COVID-19 Testing Procedures March 9, 2020
March 19, 2020
BCD 2020-02
New Requirements for Reporting Cases and Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19 February 4, 2020
BCD 2020-01
Change in Pharmacy for Tuberculosis (TB) Dispensary January 15, 2020
BCD 2019-21
Updated Guidance on E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) for Healthcare Providers as Influenza Activity Increases in Wisconsin December 23, 2019
BCD 2019-20
Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli Infection and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome November 15, 2019
BCD 2019-19
New CDC Recommendations: Tuberculosis Screening, Testing and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel October 30, 2019
BCD 2019-18
Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention and Response in Wisconsin: Clinician Responsibilities October 22, 2019
BCD 2019-17
Request to Health Care Providers: Hepatitis A Vaccination in Emergency Health Care Settings to Prevent Outbreaks in Wisconsin October 22, 2019
BCD 2019-16
Laboratory Testing Options for Prion Diseases October 3, 2019
BCD 2019-15
Immunization Among Long-Term Care Facility Staff September 20, 2019
BCD 2019-14
Admission Screening Recommendations to Detect Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE) and Candida auris September 4, 2019
BCD 2019-13
Candida auris Overview and Resources August 30, 2019
BCD 2019-12
Vaccines Recommended During Pregnancy August 19, 2019
BCD 2019-11
Adult Vaccine Community Outreach August 19, 2019
BCD 2019-10
Increased Reports of Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease) July 10, 2019
BCD 2019-09
Vaccines for Adults Program June 6, 2019
BCD 2019-08
Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention in Wisconsin Jails and Corrections May 15, 2019
BCD 2019-07
Infection Prevention Breach Notification and Support April 15, 2019
BCD 2019-06
Testing for Parotitis April 4, 2019
BCD 2019-05
Measles Information for Health Care Providers March 11, 2019
BCD 2019-04
Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention and Response in Wisconsin: Clinician Responsibilities March 7, 2019
BCD 2019-03
Changes to the Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Program January 22, 2019
BCD 2019-02
Laboratory Reporting of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Test Results January 22, 2019
BCD 2019-01
Update on Communicable Diseases Funding Passed in the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget January 9, 2019
BCD 2018-19
Prenatal Hepatitis B Program Change December 27, 2018
BCD 2018-18
Implementation of Reporting Positive Hepatitis B Virus-Related Laboratory Results Among Children Aged 5 years and Younger December 5, 2018
BCD 2018-17
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) as a Reportable Condition in Wisconsin October 17, 2018
BCD 2018-16
Use of State-Supplied Vaccines October 9, 2018
BCD 2018-15
Noncompliance with Immunization School Law October 1, 2018
January 31, 2019
BCD 2018-14
Influenza Vaccine Administration September 21, 2018
Guidelines for Follow-up of Individuals with Negative Pertussis PCR Results September 7, 2018


Last Revised: March 20, 2020