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

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Published on March 18, 2020

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Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

For several weeks, we've seen and heard reports of the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) across the world, the United States, the Midwest and now in our area. 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

Protect yourself

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Protect others

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash right away and wash your hands.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people since COVID-19 is spreading in our community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

If you have a fever, cough and trouble breathing, call your local clinic or Gundersen Telephone Nurse Advisor at (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050. Those who answer will know where you should go for the right level of medical care.

what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

Stay safe