Survey of the Health of Wisconsin COVID-19 Community Impact survey.

COVID-19 Wave 1 Data Available Now!

COVID-19 Public Use Data

COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

In May 2020, the SHOW program launched its COVID-19 Community Impact Survey.

As a public health data infrastructure, we understand how an infectious disease outbreak can impact nearly all aspects of life.

The SHOW program pivoted our resources to create a population health survey to collect information on how the pandemic affects health as a whole.


About the Survey

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Data topics

The data set includes, and is not limited to:

    • Health status and perceptions of COVID-19 risk
    • COVID-19 exposures, testing
    • Lifestyle and coping strategy changes
      • hobbies, physical activity, etc.
    • Employment changes
      • change in job status, industry information
    • Economic hardship
      • food security
      • use of benefits
    • Emotional and mental health screeners
    • Access to health care
      • health care utilization
      • pre-existing conditions
    • Health promotion/prevention behaviors
    • Caregiving and impacts on family’s well-being
      • child and adult caregiving impacts


We invited 5,502 past SHOW participants to take an online survey.

    • 1,377 completed from late May through June 2020
    • Come from all across Wisconsin

All information is de-identified.

Note that final sample sizes may be lower than 1,377 due to missing responses.

Survey Waves

Three waves of data collection are planned.

Wave I:

    • May – June 2020
    • complete and available

Wave II:

    • January-February 2021
    • projected data availability: summer 2021

Wave III:

    • one-year follow-up
    • June 2021
    • projected data availability: winter 2021
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Accessing the COVID-19 Public Use Data:

Send us an email to get started today!


Accessing the COVID-19 Public Use Data:

Getting access to SHOW’s COVID-19 public use data is simple. Send us an email at to get started.

What do I receive?

Once you complete the survey, you will have immediate access to:

    • de-identified data sets (in multiple formats)
    • formatting information and files
    • annotated survey questionnaire
    • analytic notes
    • variable codebook with summary statistics
    • methodology notes

What’s Next

Keep checking this page for data updates!

3 total waves are planned for the COVID-19 Community impact survey.

Wave 2 data collection is complete. We look forward to sharing the data in summer 2021!

Wave 3 is tentatively planned for May/June 2021.

As new data is released and shared, we will email the current data users.