COVID-19: Latest News and Updates

Leaders of Wisconsin’s Two Medical Schools Urge Everyone to Take Action During the COVID-19 Outbreak. Med School Leaders Urge Public to Stay home to Stop the Spread.

Leaders of Wisconsin’s two medical schools have an urgent message to the public: Right now, every person in the state has the power to save lives by choosing to take a stand against COVID-19. The impact that COVID-19 has had on neighbors, friends, communities, health care professionals and frontline workers in our state has been devastating. Medical professionals are seeing sky-high levels of illness and hospitals running out of beds and staff. Do your part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a distance of six feet or more from others when you must leave your household. Read more.

Milwaukee County Health Screening Policy Updated

The health of Milwaukee County employees, contractors and visitors is of vital concern and importance, therefore Milwaukee County has updated the health screening policy for anyone entering Milwaukee County buildings. All employees and contractors must screen for symptoms, including fever, and for exposure on each day they are working in-person, and the screening must be completed before or upon entrance to the worksite. Requirements for screening visitors to Milwaukee County facilities vary by the location accessed by visitors and by the expected length of the visit. Read more.

Report Shows How Social Determinants of Health Impact Occurrence of COVID-19

Social Determinants of Health are conditions in the environments in which we live, work, and play. The social determinants affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. These conditions contributed to negative COVID-19 outcomes during the beginning of the pandemic. Read this report from the Milwaukee County COVID-19 Epidemiology Intel Team for more information. Read more.

Urgent Need for Blood Donations and COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

Consider donating blood today. There is currently an urgent need for COVID convalescent plasma and blood donations. If you are fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help coronavirus patients in need by donating COVID convalescent plasma (CCP). Please consider donating to Versiti Blood Centers or the American Red Cross.

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.

Milwaukee

  • Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St.
  • Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Miller Park Parking Lots, 1 Brewers Way
    • Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

South Milwaukee 

  • Former Bucyrus Erie site, 1625 10th Ave., South Milwaukee
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

As a reminder, Federally Qualified Health Centers and private health providers continue to provide tests for symptomatic individuals. Many Federally Qualified Health Centers and health care providers have same-day appointments available. Call 2-1-1 or visit TestUpMKE for the latest testing information.

Source: Milwaukee’s Unified Emergency Operations Center. The 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.