COVID -19 Resource Center


CHS is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and is committed to keeping you informed. Use these resources to learn what you can do to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Note: We are offering drive-thru services for upper respiratory screening for those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please visit this page for more information.

What is COVID-19?

An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was first detected in China and has now been detected in other countries, including the U.S. The disease has been named COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve. The Centers for Disease Control offers updated information about the spread of the virus in the U.S., including a current risk assessment.

If you think you are sick

If you think you’re experiencing an emergency, dial 911.

1. Learn your risk

  • These make you higher risk:
  • Fever, cough, trouble breathing
  • Being an older adult
  • Conditions like heart or lung disease

2. Call your medical provider

  • Call ahead before visiting a medical office
  • Follow your providers instructions
  • Stay home unless advised by your provider

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

Testing requires authorization. Please call your provider at 608-361-0311 if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or need to learn more about testing.

What can I do to keep me and my family safe?

CDC guidelines and prevention tips:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep 6 feet away from others and avoid large gatherings.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home and avoid going out.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.