Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
WHAT IS COVID-19?Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses common throughout the world, some causing illness in people and others among animals. COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that can cause mild to severe illness.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus was first identified during an outbreak in China and has since spread to many other countries, including the United States.
The West Allis Health department works closely with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to monitor the outbreak and is prepared to respond as needed. We are ready to implement public health recommendations in cooperation with local medical providers, schools and other community partners.
covid-19 local testing
Milwaukee County has free COVID-19 testing for anyone, regardless of symptoms. Drive-thru or walk-up. No appointment needed.