Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Get the latest information.

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Coronavirus 2019

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Gundersen Health System, the safety of our patients, providers and the community is our top priority. This page is intended to provide up-to-date news and information to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

If you are feeling sick, we ask that you please CALL before you come in. Start by calling your primary care provider. For after-hours questions and care, please call our Telephone Nurse Advisors at (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050

During this unprecedented time, as you can imagine, our staff is fielding many calls on a variety of illnesses, including COVID-19. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work as quickly as possible to meet your needs.

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Feeling ill? Here's what to do next.

If you're feeling ill, please help us protect our patients, staff and community amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by contacting us before you come in.

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Effective May 19: Gundersen eases hospital visitor guidelines

As Gundersen Health System continues its safe, careful approach to resuming in-person procedures and appointments, new Hospital visitor guidelines reflect these changes.

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Bring your own face coverings

Beginning the week of April 27, we request that you bring your own cloth face covering and wear it for the duration of your visit at all Gundersen locations. We cover some frequently asked questions about face coverings.

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Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

With no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, at this time, it is now more important than ever to take these steps to prevent the spread of this virus.

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We're available to consult with you via video

Though our daily lives have changed, the importance of maintaining your health and wellness hasn't. We are happy to begin delivering love + medicine online through Skype video calls.

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Virtual perinatal classes available

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering live streaming of our Labor, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care class.

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Here's how to get along when there's too much family togetherness

Small annoyances are turning into never ending irritations and you are likely ready for alone time. Many emotions running high. Don't worry, you are not alone. There are strategies to help us get through this time together.

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Tips for parents supporting teens through losses of anticipated events during COVID-19

This is a time of year when many older teenagers are preparing for adulthood. With graduation parties and ceremonies postponed, proms canceled, work hours reduced and limits placed on their activities, COVID-19 has changed their world.

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On the frontline: Deena Athas, MD

It is never out of the scope for infectious disease physicians to someday be confronted with a serious outbreak, but when that would be, on what scale, and to what degree I would be involved could not have been anticipated.

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Getting back to life with a 'new normal'

As public places begin to re-open, it is important to know that the risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19 is still very real. It is okay and normal to feel more nervous or anxious while out in public.

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Frequently asked questions

Get the basics on what coronavirus disease 2019 is.