The novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported in December 2019. 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. 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. For changes to in-person services, please visit our Virtual Services page.