Workforce Health has long been a strategic ally you can trust to meet the needs of your business, employees and budget. As your business navigates or alters operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help you understand the guidelines and regulations that will keep your employees healthy and your business safe.
If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or need to learn more about testing, call your primary care provider's office or our hotline at 414-805-2000. We'll help you get the care you need.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a small number of people experienced blood clots after receiving the shot. At this time, scheduled appointments have not changed, but based on this recommendation, we are not administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Instead, we will offer the Moderna vaccine, which is a two-dose vaccination. Learn more.
Employer Pandemic Services
As you navigate the challenges of operating in this new environment, let us answer your questions about keeping your business compliant and your employees healthy. Call us to learn how to bring these services to your site.
- Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
COVID-19 Screening, Testing and Tracing
On-Site Symptom Screening: We can screen a large number of employees for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering work, reducing the risk of COVID-19 within your business environment. Create a designated spot near your employee entrance and our team will perform the screening privately, rechecking or triaging employees as needed.
A train-the-trainer program for thermal scanning is also available.
Testing: Workforce Health offers two types of COVID-19 testing:
- Nasal swab for active COVID-19 infection
- Blood test for COVID-19 antibody, which may demonstrate prior exposure to COVID-19
Test samples can be collected at your site or at one of our laboratory draw sites. Laboratory testing for both types of samples would be completed by Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories.
Tracing: For large organizations, school districts or higher education institutions that need to track status of many groups for the safety of others, Workforce Health can be your partner to implement a testing and tracking system that provides valuable analytics that can guide business or campus safety during the pandemic. This tracing technology can also help to deploy vaccinations when your organization is able to deploy.
Return to Work Assessments
After an extended absence from the workplace, employees in physically demanding jobs may need a work assessment. Virtual assessments can be performed for any number of employees within days. In-person visits are also available at a Workforce Health Occupational Medicine Clinic.
Scheduled virtual assessments can be performed within 24 hours, reducing the time and expense involved in an in-person physical evaluation. Results can be electronically provided to employers the same day.
Scheduled in-person visits are also available at your Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin on-site Workplace Clinic or at a Workforce Health Occupational Medicine Clinic location.
Virtual Employer Events
Bucks Chalk Talk (recorded October 2020)
Peter Feigin, president of the Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum, and Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health discuss how the pandemic has had an impact on their organizations and lessons that have been learned in each. After the executive panel, experts from the Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health team, Leff's Lucky Town team and the Milwaukee Bucks' Human Resources team discussed additional thoughts on keeping your employees safe.
Chris Leffler, owner of Leff's Lucky Town, shares how Workforce Health helped his business respond to COVID-19 and keep his business running.
Reopening & Recovery: Medical Guidance for Employers on COVID Exposure (recorded June 2020)
Hosts Suzanne Kelley, president and CEO of Waukesha County Business Alliance, and Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow welcome medical professionals to discuss the impact of COVID on businesses.
- Ben Jones, health officer/public health manager, Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services, shares an “Overview of Contact Tracing, Data Driving the County’s Pandemic Response and the County’s ‘Business Exposure Strike Team.’”
- Laura L. Radke, MD, medical director, Froedtert & MCW Occupational Health Services, shares “Understanding Medical Guidance for Businesses: CDC, OSHA and State Guidelines.”
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Workplace: Lessons Learned for the Future (June 2020)
Laura L. Radke, MD, reviewed how COVID-19 adjusted workplace safety for all businesses, what employers should consider as businesses welcome back more employees and how they can keep remote workers safe and engaged. She will speak about what these timely lessons and changing regulations mean to employers in the near- and long-term.
When you need expertise to understand and navigate the ever-changing workplace regulations and COVID guidelines, Workforce Health employee health professionals and our local medical directors are available to discuss COVID-19-related questions and return-to-work programs.
Consultative services are available in-person or virtually.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Use these resources to promote safe operations in your workplace and healthy practices for your staff. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) worked with epidemiologic experts at the Medical College of Wisconsin and local governments to create the Business Restart Checklist and Health and Safety Toolkit.
Self-Care Activities Guide
Mental and physical wellness activities compiled by Workforce Health
For More Information:
- Contact Workforce Health to discuss your unique business needs with our team.
- Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website for resources from the state.
- Find current COVID-19 testing sites near you and throughout Wisconsin.
- View resources specific to your region from the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
- Visit the CDC website for additional business resources during COVID-19.
- Subscribe to our Wellness Tips newsletter for wellness trends, recipes and more.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first detected in China and is occurring in several countries internationally, including in the United States. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, call your health care provider BEFORE visiting a clinic, health center or hospital.