Doctor on the phoneYou play an important role in our efforts to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Diseases & Conditions

Reportable Diseases

Reporting COVID-19

To report a person with a positive test for COVID-19, please submit a WEDSS report or fax a 4151 form and a copy of the lab report to (608) 266-4858.

Reporting COVID-19 Deaths

To report that a person with COVID-19 has died, please submit a WEDSS report or call (608) 266-4821. If calling during non-business hours or on the weekend, please leave a message.


Monkeypox is a Category I reportable condition in Wisconsin. If your patient lives in Dane County and is a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case, report to us immediately by telephone at (608) 266-4821 during business hours or (608) 267-3913 after hours and during weekends. Below are resources for learning more about testing and vaccination:

  • Testing. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services no longer requires clinicians to obtain approval for monkeypox testing. See their Health Alert and fact sheet for more testing instructions. 

What You Need to Report

Reportable diseases and conditions are considered to have a significant public health impact. Category I diseases should be reported immediately upon suspicion and all others should be reported within 72 hours of diagnosis.

Reporting can be done:

Reporting Forms

Acute Respiratory Illness

Norovirus and Other Gastrointestinal Illness

24/7 Public Health Emergency Line

In the event of a public health emergency, we have a 24/7 number for health care professionals. Please call 608-267-3913 and leave a message with the dispatcher, who will contact our on-call staff.

Examples of public health emergencies include cases of meningitis, measles, active or suspected pulmonary TB, hepatitis A (if the client is a food handler, childcare provider/attendee, or health care worker), or Ebola. If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact our main line at 608-266-4821 during normal business hours.

Communicable Disease Updates