COVID-19 Updates

Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide: FAQ available here.

CLA supports full compliance with Dane County Emergency Order #8, and for everyone’s safety, CLA requires that masks be worn in the CLA building as outlined in the order.

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has released a helpful toolkit on COVID-19 resources designed for people with disabilities and their families. It provides great tips on how to stay healthy and safe.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has published this useful guide for clients on how they can protect themselves from COVID-19 during a home visit.

CLA is committed to protecting the health and well-being of its clients and staff. Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we will be posting a variety of information here regarding our plans. We will continuously monitor this rapidly changing situation and adapt and update our plans to meet current needs.

For our Personal Care Workers (PCWs) coming to the building

To Our Clients – the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has published this helpful guide on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 during home visits.

Read Self-Care Tips and More Self-Care Tips for taking care of your physical and emotional health during this stressful time!

PCW Precautions before Starting a Shift

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for everyone to do all they can to stay safe and well. Before starting a shift for CLA, Personal Care Workers (PCWs) are encouraged to take their temperature to check for fever and to ask themselves if they or a member of their household have/are

  1. Experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
  2. Been out of the country or traveled to a high-risk area within the last 14-18 days, or encountered anyone who has?
  3. Encountered anyone known to have COVID-19?
  4. Been hospitalized within the last 14-18 days?
  5. Been in contact with anyone who was hospitalized within the last 14-18 days?

If the answer to any question is YES, the PCW should contact their RN Supervisor, their medical provider, and CLA’s on-call line at 608-301-5513 if unable to report to work.

Thank you for your continued support of our clients!

Click HERE to read CLA’s Exemption from and Return to Work policy related to the coronavirus.

Joining the “Hearts in the Window’ movement, CLA posted messages to its essential Caregivers:

♥ Stay Safe
♥ Stay Strong
♥ Thank You
♥ Caregivers Rock!

Click HERE to read FAQs about CLA’s response to COVID-19

Click HERE to read What to Do If a Household Member is Ill with Covid-19


Help yourself, your family and CLA’s clients stay healthy by following a few simple precautions:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. (Think about singing Happy Birthday twice or the Alphabet song to wash for 20 seconds.)
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  4. Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  5. Stay home when you are sick.
  6. Seek medical attention if you have a fever, cough, or are short of breath.


    Wisconsin Department of Health Services

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Frequently Asked Questions

    Public Health Madison and Dane County