Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Updated 9/25/2020 -
The Health Department is now providing a COVID-19 Statistical Dashboard in order to demonstrate the impact of the virus on different demographics in our community:
City of Cudahy COVID19 Status Dashboard (Updated Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays)
General Information for the Cudahy Community
What is COVID-19 and coronavirus?
How does the virus spread?
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus was first identified during an outbreak in China and has since spread to many other countries, including the United States. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.
Where can I get tested?
- Find a COVID-19 testing site
- National Guard COVID-19 Testing Sites
COVID Connect is available for people who want to get tested for COVID-19 can fill out a questionnaire asking for basic contact information as well as things like symptoms, recent travel history, people you may have been in close contact with and other relevant information. When they come to a community testing site, they will show a QR code, National Guard will scan it, bring up their information and it can link it to a specific QR code for the actual specimen that’s being collected. The system has helped cut wait times at testing sites and it also ensures test results are sent faster to people either through a phone call or email. COVID Connect is available in English & Spanish.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is actively responding to both the national and global outbreak. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and the United States. The Cudahy Health Department routinely plans, trains, and exercises with partner agencies on responses to pandemics or infectious diseases. We are monitoring developments related to COVID-19 as they happen.
Governor Evers has issued Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency and a statewide face covering requirement. The order takes effect on August 1st and will expire on September 28th. Read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) here.
Cudahy Health Department continues to work with public health leaders to guide recommendations for businesses and individuals to make informed reopening choices using these key indicators. Please see the “Suburban Milwaukee County Safe Opening Capacity Guidance” chart along with letter to the community.
- Key indicators such as health care capacity, total tests performed, contact tracing and isolation capacity, and the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) will continue to be monitored and can be found on the Milwaukee County of Emergency Management dashboard on the Key Indicators tab (found at the bottom of the dashboard).
- Public health officials will continue to monitor key indicators weekly to provide residents and businesses a realistic, data-driven approach to understanding the current COVID-19 situation. We will communicate to the public regularly via social media and on our website, which phase we are currently in and if we are approaching the transition to a new phase.
Where can I find guidance for my business to reopen?
Cudahy developed general guidelines to follow when businesses reopen. Additionally,
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has guidelines for various business industry openings:
- General guidelines
- Entertainment and Amusement Services
- Gym & Fitness Facilities
- Hair and Nail Salons
- Outdoor Gatherings
- Outdoor Recreation
- Professional Services
- Public Facilities
The best way to stay healthy is to take everyday preventive actions:
- Washing hands often with soap and water
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, sleeve, or your arm
- Stay home if you are feeling sick
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- CDC does recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19
- Tips for Staying Safe
Additional COVID-19 resources
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 website
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 website
- Download a window sign (see image to right) for your Cudahy business to demonstrate your health safety practices
- Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with COVID-19?
- Think you have COVID-19 symptoms? Complete an online self-assessment through the Wisconsin Health Department.
PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA
The Cudahy Health Department announced the launch of a multi-faceted reproductive health program to increase access to reproductive health services, education and counseling. The Wisconsin themed reproductive health campaign is one element of this programing. Higher rates of STI’s occur within certain populations; therefore, the campaign will primarily exist in local bars to target individuals in their 20’s and 30’s. The campaign’s graphics will be placed on coasters and posters and are designed to be simple, to the point and humorous, to quickly engage bar goers on a busy weekend night. Access to services for reproductive health needs is a gap in Milwaukee County particularly in the South Shore area. The services offered at the Cudahy Health Department will help to address this gap.
- 5/15/20 Press Release: Cudahy withdraws Safer at Home
- 3/23/20 Press Release: Cudahy Health Department Positive COVID-19 Cases
- 1/7/20 Press Release: CUDAHY RECEIVES $1.2 MILLION FOR IMPROVING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
- 8/14/19 Press Release: CUDAHY E-CIGARETTE ORDINANCE A HUGE STRIDE TOWARD IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH
- Opioid Epidemic Across the South Shore Press Release
- Journel Sentinel Article on Innovative Approach to fighting Opioid Crisis
Health for all who live, work and play in Cudahy. Committed to a Healthier Cudahy.
The mission of the Cudahy Health Department is to protect and promote the overall health and wellbeing of the community by recognizing the unique values and needs of our diverse population.
Interim Health Officer
Heather Puente, MPH
The Cudahy Health Department is committed to helping Cudahy become a healthier community. We provide various services related to health to all Cudahy residents. If you have any questions, comments, or would like to learn more about the services the health department offers, please contact us Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM (No holidays).
We look forward to seeing you out in the community!
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Cudahy Health Department
5050 South Lake Drive
Cudahy, WI 53110
Phone: (414) 769-2239
After hours phone: (414) 769-2260
If there is a public health emergency after regular business hours please call:
Cudahy Dispatch Center (414) 769-2260.
Ask that the Health Department Personnel contact you.