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.


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, daycare 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