Health


Coronavirus Disease 2019
 - Updated 10/23/2020 -


South Shore COVID-19 Community Testing Site Flyer
Letter to the community from the Cudahy Health Department & School District of Cudahy (10/20/2020)


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 CommunityDaily COVID - 19 Update - 2020-10-23T145836.491


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? 

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
  • South Shore COVID-19 Testing Site 
  • Milwaukee County 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. 

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) Secretery-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

  • 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:                        

What can I do to stay healthy?

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

Halloween Safety Tips

How can I find out more information?                                                               

Additional COVID-19 resources                                                                                                     
 

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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.

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
Fax: (414)-769-2291
Health@ci.cudahy.wi.us

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.