Milwaukee Responds to the Coronovirus Outbreak
Do you live in Milwaukee County or near Milwaukee County? Below is a full list of the most recent Milwaukee County COVID-19 (Coronovirus) information and resources. This information will remain available in the Resources section of our website.
Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard: Information about confirmed cases and confirmed deaths in Milwaukee County.
Reminder: The Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard continues to be updated daily. The City of Milwaukee Health Department and StaySafeMKE.org websites also provide valuable resources that are continually updated.
Milwaukee County Courts to Reopen July 20, 2020: Beginning July 20, in-person trials will resume at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. The County worked closely with health consultants to redesign courtrooms in a way that adheres to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While the COVID-19 pandemic is still underway, it’s important to protect the constitutional right to a speedy trial. Reopening the courts is a fundamental part of ensuring that right.
Milwaukee County Face Mask Policy Now In Effect: A reminder that Milwaukee County’s Universal Face Mask Policy goes into effect this week. To protect the health and safety of the community and County employees, everyone will be required to wear a face mask at all county buildings and facilities with controlled entrances. It is strongly recommended face masks be worn at outdoor County facilities and grounds, as well as at the airport and on buses. Disposable face masks will be provided to members of the public who do not have a mask when one is required, as well as on buses.
The Universal Face Mask Policy is in line with the CDC recommendation that face masks be worn to slow the spread of COVID-19, particularly in areas of significant community-spread transmission, such as Milwaukee County.
Free COVID-19 Testing on Wednesdays: Shalem Healing continues to offer free testing on Wednesdays through the month of July in the Bader Philanthropies parking lot. No appointment is needed and those seeking a test do not need to be showing symptoms. A limited number of tests are available. Both nasal and blood testing will be offered. Those wishing to be tested should enter the parking lot via N. 5th St. \
Summer Meal Sites for Kids: For 1 in 4 children in Milwaukee, summer hunger is a harsh reality. Many rely on school meals as a main source of nourishment during the school year. Hunger Task Force will provide summer meal sites for kids through the Milwaukee Summer Meals Program. The program provides children age 18 and under with access to nutritious meals during the summer to help eliminate the summer nutrition gap. Meals are available at a number of locations.
To find the location nearest you, dial 2-1-1, call toll free at 866-211-3380, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit impactinc.org.
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Youth Sports Safety Tips: Some youth sports programs are starting up again. Before returning to play, the CDC has tips for kids, coaches and parents to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Watch Video for more information about youth sports recommendations from the CDC .
Share Your Input on the DHHS 2021 Budget: Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is seeking input for the 2021 budget. It has been a difficult year and they want to hear from the public ideas on how to be as effective and efficient as possible. On the DHHS website, there is a link to a short survey ad the opportunity to provide comments. DHHS budget input.
Got COVID-19 Questions? Ask Milwaukee Health Department! The Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) launched ASKMHD to provide answers in an efficient, streamlined way. All questions are sent to the appropriate department for follow-up or will be answered directly. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get answers.
Stay Safe Wisconsin: As Wisconsin starts to reopen, we must stay safe and continue to protect ourselves and others in our community from COVID-19. Keep yourself, your loved ones and our community safe by following public health guidelines and taking protective measures. Visit StaySafeMKE.org for tips on how to stay safe and the latest information on testing. You can also download Stay Safe graphics to show your support and encourage others to #StaySafeMKE.
State of Wisconsin updates on COVID-19 / Coronavirus and how it’s affecting life in Wisconsin from reporters at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. This includes: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Wisconsin, Coronavirus in the U.S. and Around the World and Names of Care Centers with COVID-19 Cases Released by DHS.
Wisconsin Healthcare Access Network
Medicine Assistance Tool– A search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and healthcare providers discover available resources. Many companies have recently expanded their assistance programs due to COVID-19.
Medicine Assistance Tool – a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers discover available resources. Many companies have recently expanded their assistance programs due to COVID-19
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease – This is informational resources for high risk groups.
Kaiser Family Foundation– A map that shows which states have taken “health policy actions” including waiving cost sharing, early refills, etc.
Stateside– This is a list by state of recent state actions, legislative and executive.
National Governors Association– A list of state actions, including an essential business tracker.
National Conference of State Legislators– A list of legislature-focused actions.
The Commonwealth Fund– This is a list of private insurance changes by states.
Council of State Governments– A list of wide-ranging tools, governors and legislatures.
Milkin Institute COVID-19 Treatment Tracker – This includes information on potential treatments & vaccines in development.
Chamber of Commerce – This is a list of essential workforce items.
Source: Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management