The novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported in December 2019. In response to the outbreak, Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order 72 declaring a health emergency.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) of Wisconsin are closely monitoring COVID-19 and providing updates through their websites (CDC site for COVID-19, DHS site for COVID-19). The Department of Children and Families is working closely with DHS and is committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and its impact here in Wisconsin. Please send DCF-related questions about COVID-19 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Diseases like COVID-19 are not caused by, nor are they specific to, one particular race or ethnicity. Please speak up if you see or hear discriminatory behavior. **All DCF Facilities (including MECA and DMCPS) are closed to the public** Both sites are still providing direct service by phone and web - see the public release for additional information.