COVID-19 Updates: Testing Locations, Handling COVID-19 Misinformation and Free Flu Shots!

For daily COVID-19 statistics locally, nationally and worldwide, go to:

Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard

State of Wisconsin

United States  and Countries Worldwide

COVID-19 Testing Locations

Testing at Milwaukee County COVID-19 testing sites is free for anyone, regardless of symptoms. No appointment is needed. There are many testing location options throughout Milwaukee County. More information on locations and shuttles is available here.

As a reminder, Federally Qualified Health Centers and private health providers continue to provide tests for symptomatic individuals. Call 2-1-1 or visit TestUpMKE to find the nearest testing location.

 

Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, be aware of myths, rumors and misinformation. During a crisis, rumors and misinformation circulate easily and it’s sometimes hard to distinguish facts from fiction. Here are two tools that can help:

#MCWScienceSays – If you would like verified information to share with your friends and family through social media, follow on Facebook for posts and videos featuring Medical College of Wisconsin doctors.

As the virus continues to increase in Wisconsin and other parts of the Midweset, GLHF continues to work diligently to make sure you have the most up-to-date information we can provide about COVID-19. For some of the most recent information and resources related to COVID-19 we encourage you to stay informed by visiting our Resources page, where you will find a full list of information and resources from the most reputable sites, including the NHFHFAWFHMASACCDC and the FDA. You can also visit GLHF’s COVID-19 Resources page and the COVID-19 category of our News section.

Milwaukee Health Department Free Flu Shots

The Milwaukee Health Department is offering free Influenza (flu) vaccinations at Northwest Health Center, 7630 W Mill Rd., and Southside Health Center, 1639 S 23rd St., on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last. Learn more about getting a free flu shot today!

Source: Milwaukee’s Unified Emergency Operations Center.

Note: Milwaukee’s Unified Emergency Operations Center is made up of the 19 municipalities in Milwaukee County along with the public health officers, health care providers and public safety officers within the County, is committed to providing the most up-to-date information to stop the spread of COVID-19. This newsletter provides weekly updates and information to residents.