Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Updated 01/15/2021 -
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)
South Shore COVID-19 Community Testing Flyer
12/28/20: South Shore Testing Site extended to March 2021 press release
10/30/20: Letter to the community regarding CHD COVID-19 response and moving to Phase B. With the number of cases in our community continuing to climb, it has become necessary for all of us to pull back on non-essential public gatherings and outings. In addition to the prioritization above, we strongly recommend all residents and businesses fall back to PHASE B of the Safe Opening Capacity Guidance effective October 30, 2020. Guidelines for PHASE B under this plan detailed here.
10/29/20: Southeastern Region Health Alert & Call to Action for additional information on how you can help stop the spread
10/20/20: Letter to the community from CHD & the School District of Cudahy
The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Wisconsin on Monday, December 14, with the first vaccinations occurring that afternoon. Allocation, shipment, and administration numbers are available on the State's vaccine data page. The Cudahy Health Department is working with our local, County, and State partners to assure COVID-19 vaccines are available to individuals identified by the CDC as priority populations in the initial phases of vaccine distribution as soon as possible. Our goal is to have COVID-19 vaccine available to anyone who wants it, but patience will be required as vaccine availability increases.
When will the COVID-19 Vaccination be available?
Vaccine is not yet available to the general public. Cudahy is currently in Phase 1A of the vaccine prioritization guidelines and have limited supply that is prioritized to healthcare workers and long term care facilities. As our vaccine supply increases and those in Phase 1A are vaccinated, we anticipate that Phase 1B may include persons aged 75 and older and non- health care frontline essential workers. This information is subject to change based on further guidelines and vaccine supply. Details regarding vaccination for other groups and vulnerable populations will be provided as we have more information. Our website and social media pages will be updated as more information becomes available.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know
CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
- Find a COVID-19 testing site
- South Shore COVID-19 Testing Site
- Milwaukee County Testing Sites
- To register for a community site, go to COVID Connect 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.
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.
On October 6, 2020, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued Emergency Order #3, Limiting Public Gatherings, to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19, effective October 8, 2020 ar 8:00am. Read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) here.
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 November 21st, 2020. 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 and full safe opening plan.
- 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
- 10/9/20 Press Release: Health Departments in the South Shore Unite with Local Partners to Bridge COVID-19 Testing Access Gaps
- 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