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MKE County: Mental Health Services Expanded with Grants
MKE County

Mental Health Services Expanded with Grants

Millions in grants are funding expanded service offerings from the Behavioral Health Division.

Waukesha County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Waukesha County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Sheriff says he won't enforce the mask mandate.

Daily COVID-19 Growth Slowing in Milwaukee County

Daily COVID-19 Growth Slowing in Milwaukee County

But deaths and hospitalizations are growing.

MKE County: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Going Up
MKE County

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Going Up

Hospitalizations rising among every age group in county; higher death rate may follow.

Kowalik Still Resists School Reopenings

Kowalik Still Resists School Reopenings

City health leader says schools must get approved plan to reopen, with precise rules still to come.

COVID-19 Growing Fastest in Suburbs

COVID-19 Growing Fastest in Suburbs

Milwaukee County suburbs outpacing city in transmission rate, but both are climbing.

Why Are Bars Still Open?

Why Are Bars Still Open?

They are key spreaders of COVID-19. So why are city and county health officials okay with bars being open?

Milwaukee County’s Daily COVID-19 Case Total Rising

Milwaukee County’s Daily COVID-19 Case Total Rising

Contact tracing shows the summer is melting away physical distancing requirements.

COVID-19 Case Rate Increasing In County

COVID-19 Case Rate Increasing In County

A key indicator changed to red as the positive case rate rises among younger people.

COVID-19 Cases Exploding Among Younger Population

COVID-19 Cases Exploding Among Younger Population

COVID-19 in Milwaukee County appears stable, for now. But the disease remains widespread and is not being suppressed.

COVID-19 Testing Down Significantly

COVID-19 Testing Down Significantly

Officials worry about drop in testing here as COVID-19 cases spike across the nation.

Milwaukee County Issues Universal Face Mask Policy in County Facilities
Press Release

Milwaukee County Issues Universal Face Mask Policy in County Facilities

Policy marks critical step in bringing services back to operational and reopening facilities and grounds

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Revised order will loosen restrictions

How to Protest During a Pandemic

How to Protest During a Pandemic

Local health officials offers do's and don'ts that could save your life.

COVID-19 Spreading Faster Out State Than In Milwaukee County

COVID-19 Spreading Faster Out State Than In Milwaukee County

COVID-19 cases are growing slower in Milwaukee County, compared to the WOW counties and the rest of the state.

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Also, county's poorest are more than 2.5 times as likely to contract COVID-19.

Report Predicts Second COVID-19 Surge in State

Report Predicts Second COVID-19 Surge in State

Virus reproducing faster in Wisconsin than all but nine states, British study finds.

Wear A Mask, Public Heath Officials Say

Wear A Mask, Public Heath Officials Say

Now that Evers' Safer-At-Home has ended, health officials plead with the public to take precautions on their own.

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Barrett and Kowalik have phased plan to reopen city. Revised order allows gyms to open.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, Another Hospitalization High
Daily

Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, Another Hospitalization High

All 72 counties have COVID-19 cases for the first time.

Daily: State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days
Daily

State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days

Testing hits new single-day high, as does the number of new cases.

Transportation: Amtrak, Buses, Uber Requiring Masks
Transportation

Amtrak, Buses, Uber Requiring Masks

Train, bus and ride share companies taking various steps to combat the pandemic.

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

'Phenomenal' response to two COVID-19 test sites yesterday, more guard members had to be added.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Sites are on border of areas of city with highest number of COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 vs Influenza, They’re Not The Same

COVID-19 vs Influenza, They’re Not The Same

In every metric, COVID-19 is a far more dangerous virus, and it will not go away or become manageable without significant intervention.

EMS Calls Show 54% Spike in Drug Overdoses, 80% Increase in Suicide Attempts

EMS Calls Show 54% Spike in Drug Overdoses, 80% Increase in Suicide Attempts

Milwaukee County experiencing a death toll beyond the disease itself.

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Individuals will be able to receive free test without appointment or symptoms.

For Now, Milwaukee Must ‘Learn To Live With’ COVID-19

For Now, Milwaukee Must ‘Learn To Live With’ COVID-19

Local officials dealing with the pandemic look back on past two months of COVID-19.

Milwaukee County Struggling To Pass COVID-19 Peak

Milwaukee County Struggling To Pass COVID-19 Peak

After a peak in early April there was a drop in COVID-19 transmission, but the rate again climbed

MKE County: Racial Equity Ordinance Signed Into Law
MKE County

Racial Equity Ordinance Signed Into Law

First major piece of legislation addressing racial inequity since Milwaukee County declared racism a public health crisis.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Draws Praise for Work Addressing COVID-19

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Draws Praise for Work Addressing COVID-19

Organization provided tests for over two-thirds of cases on south side. Officials say it is slowing spread.

Grants Target COVID-19 Racial Disparities

Grants Target COVID-19 Racial Disparities

More than $1 million in grants will fund programs in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Hospitals Increase Capacity

Milwaukee County Hospitals Increase Capacity

50 percent more hospital beds, double ICU beds as hospitals convert spaces to prepare for the worst.

Construction Starting Soon On State Fair Park Care Facility

Construction Starting Soon On State Fair Park Care Facility

Army Corps of Engineers already mobilizing at State Fair Park.

Resist Spring Fever

Resist Spring Fever

Practice social distancing, avoid leaving home when possible.

State Fair Park Selected for Overflow Care Facility

State Fair Park Selected for Overflow Care Facility

Exposition Center will house extra hospital beds. Local leaders requesting state and federal government act quickly.

Milwaukee Prepares for COVID-19 Surge

Milwaukee Prepares for COVID-19 Surge

More hospital capacity, ventilators, protective equipment needed for coming onslaught.

Eight COVID-19 Deaths in Milwaukee’s African American Community

Eight COVID-19 Deaths in Milwaukee’s African American Community

In the City of Milwaukee, the African-American community is facing a crisis.

African-Americans Hit Hard by COVID-19

African-Americans Hit Hard by COVID-19

Majority of cases in the City of Milwaukee are African Americans.

Why Flattening The Curve Matters

Why Flattening The Curve Matters

Mayor Tom Barrett lays out how Wisconsin could be short by 56,000 hospital beds.

County Asks for Equipment Donations

County Asks for Equipment Donations

Help save healthcare workers' lives; donate masks, gloves, disinfectants, safety glasses.

First Responders React To Supply Shortage, Change Operations

First Responders React To Supply Shortage, Change Operations

Police officers and firefighters are having trouble accessing the personal protective equipment they need.

Milwaukee County Releases Interactive Map of COVID-19 Outbreak

Milwaukee County Releases Interactive Map of COVID-19 Outbreak

64 cases confirmed in Milwaukee County. Tracker allows public to better monitor outbreak.

COVID-19 Testing Supplies Running Low

COVID-19 Testing Supplies Running Low

State and local officials prioritizing tests for worst cases, so results understate spread of disease.

40 COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County

40 COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County

Up 67% since yesterday. Abele favors moving back the spring election.

Milwaukee Officials Ask Public to Stay Home, As Much as Possible

Milwaukee Officials Ask Public to Stay Home, As Much as Possible

As cases of COVID-19 grow in Milwaukee County and the state, preventive measures now will save lives in the future.

Milwaukee County Updates Regarding COVID-19
Press Release

Milwaukee County Updates Regarding COVID-19

Milwaukee County Parks and the Zoo will close effective this weekend until further notice