DPH Communicable Diseases Memos

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

Memo Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete date
BCD 2020-15
Important Information for Recipients of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)
BCD 2020-14
Information for Dental Health Care Professionals (DHCP): What You Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
BCD 2020-13
What to do if someone breaks quarantine: Guidance for Local Health Departments (LHDs)
BCD 2020-12
Updated guidance for local health departments and government partners about home isolation and quarantine for COVID-19
BCD 2020-11
Adult/Juvenile Correctional Facilities, Local Jails, and Secure Treatment Centers in Wisconsin Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
BCD 2020-10
Ryan White Part B and Life Care Services Emergency Financial Assistance Policy in Response to COVID-19
BCD 2020-09
Urgent Update – Prioritization of COVID-19 Testing for Hospitalized Patients
BCD 2020-08
Public Health Guidance for Discontinuation of Home Isolation and Voluntary Home Quarantine for Individuals Infected with or Exposed to COVID-19
BCD 2020-07
Important Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities
BCD 2020-06
Updated Guidance on Infection Control during Specimen Collection for COVID-19 in Outpatient Settings
BCD 2020-05
New Mass Gathering Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
BCD 2020-04
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: Recommendations on Domestic and International Travel
BCD 2020-03
Updates to COVID-19 Testing Procedures
BCD 2020-02
New Requirements for Reporting Cases and Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19
BCD 2020-01
Change in Pharmacy for Tuberculosis (TB) Dispensary
BCD 2019-21
Updated Guidance on E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) for Healthcare Providers as Influenza Activity Increases in Wisconsin
BCD 2019-20
Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli Infection and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
BCD 2019-19
New CDC Recommendations: Tuberculosis Screening, Testing and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel
BCD 2019-18
Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention and Response in Wisconsin: Clinician Responsibilities
BCD 2019-17
Request to Health Care Providers: Hepatitis A Vaccination in Emergency Health Care Settings to Prevent Outbreaks in Wisconsin
BCD 2019-16
Laboratory Testing Options for Prion Diseases
BCD 2019-15
Immunization Among Long-Term Care Facility Staff
BCD 2019-14
Admission Screening Recommendations to Detect Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE) and Candida auris
BCD 2019-13
Candida auris Overview and Resources
BCD 2019-12
Vaccines Recommended During Pregnancy
BCD 2019-11
Adult Vaccine Community Outreach
BCD 2019-10: Memo replaced by
BCD 2021-05
Increased Reports of Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease)
BCD 2019-09
Vaccines for Adults Program
BCD 2019-08
Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention in Wisconsin Jails and Corrections
BCD 2019-07
Infection Prevention Breach Notification and Support
BCD 2019-06
Testing for Parotitis
BCD 2019-05
Measles Information for Health Care Providers
BCD 2019-04
Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention and Response in Wisconsin: Clinician Responsibilities
BCD 2019-03
Changes to the Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Program
BCD 2019-02
Laboratory Reporting of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Test Results
BCD 2019-01
Update on Communicable Diseases Funding Passed in the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget
BCD 2018-19
Prenatal Hepatitis B Program Change
BCD 2018-18
Implementation of Reporting Positive Hepatitis B Virus-Related Laboratory Results Among Children Aged 5 years and Younger
BCD 2018-17
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) as a Reportable Condition in Wisconsin
BCD 2018-16
Use of State-Supplied Vaccines
BCD 2018-15
Noncompliance with Immunization School Law
BCD 2018-14
Influenza Vaccine Administration
Guidelines for Follow-up of Individuals with Negative Pertussis PCR Results
BCD 2018-12
Vaccine Flood Recommendations
BCD-2018-11 Student Immunization Law Superintendents and Admin.
BCD 2018-10
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) as a Reportable Condition in Wisconsin
BCD-2018-08: Memo replaced by
Influenza Testing and Variant Influenza A Virus Detection
Influenza Testing and Variant Influenza A Virus Detection
Routine Travel Screening by Health Care Providers
Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) as a Reportable Condition in Wisconsin
Increased Reports of Laboratory-confirmed Cases of Cyclosporiasis


Last revised April 13, 2023