The Department of Health Services is working to get COVID-19 vaccine to Wisconsinites as equitably, quickly, and safely as possible. Because of the limited supply of vaccine, certain groups of people will be prioritized to receive it before others.
Starting January 25, 2021, adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for vaccinations. For the latest information on eligible populations, please visit the DHS vaccine phases and eligibility page.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 including vaccination FAQs and statistics, testing numbers, prevention and additional resources, please visit the Department of Health Services website.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019.
Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new respiratory virus, and it can cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.
On January 19, 2021, Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order 104, declaring a public health emergency, and corresponding Emergency Order 1, regarding face coverings in certain situations for people over the age of 5. Face coverings are required to be worn whenever you are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space.
On November 10, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #94,
advising Wisconsinites to stay home, urges precautions Wisconsinites should take to stay safe if they
have to leave their home, and encourages businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers,
and the surrounding community.
Please read Executive Order 94.
You can do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying safer at home whenever possible, wearing a face covering, and washing your hands frequently.
It’s OK to ask for help. Practicing self-care, staying connected, and reducing stress when possible are the foundation of these tools. Specific action-steps for each of these strategies can be found on the Resilient Wisconsin website.
The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 365 day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human caused-disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents of the United States and its territories.
We are looking for companies, educational facilities and other organizations that may have personal protective equipment (PPE) that could be used in the state’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. Types of equipment needed includes:
Our state agencies are developing guidance and resources for Wisconsinites to stay healthy and make informed choices for themselves and their families during this time. These agencies will continue to update their websites with the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.