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Coronavirus Disease 2019
Updates 8/13/2020

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 these 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. 

The threat of COVID-19 is still very much alive in Cudahy, and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Cudahy Health Department will continue to investigate COVID-19 disease in our community, with a focus on aggressive testing, case identification, and contact tracing. 

Where can I find guidance for my business to reopen safely? Daily COVID - 19 Update (81)

Cudahy developed general guidelines to follow when businesses reopen. Additionally, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has guidelines for various business industry openings:

 What is COVID-19 and coronavirus? 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it can cause severe illness and pnemonia in some people. COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Providene, China that began spreading in people in December 2019. It is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. 

How does the virus spread? 

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.

What is public health doing about COVID-19? 

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. 

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Additional COVID-19 resources                                                                                                     
What can I do to stay healthy?

The best way to stay healthy is to take everyday preventive actions:


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.  

Our Vision

Health for all who live, work and play in Cudahy. Committed to a Healthier Cudahy.

Our Mission

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.

Health Officer

Katie Lepak, MS 

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
Fax: (414)-769-2291

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.