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City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

The disease burden in the City of Milwaukee this week increased to 147.4 new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days and remains in the “high transmission” category.

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes & Michael D. Smith, AmeriCorps CEO, Announce $5.7 Million In Federal Funding
Press Release

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes & Michael D. Smith, AmeriCorps CEO, Announce $5.7 Million In Federal Funding

Supports more than 200 Public Health AmeriCorps members

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Transportation: Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations
Transportation

Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations

New e-bikes are "awesome" and "extremely fun" says Mayor Johnson.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City Hall: Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges
City Hall

Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges

But investigation confirms program was mismanaged.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires

Lasted less than six weeks. But businesses and organizations can still require masks on their premises.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City Offering $100 Vaccine Incentive

City Offering $100 Vaccine Incentive

Health Department offers $100 gift cards to any city resident getting first vaccination.

City Hall: Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday
City Hall

Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson signs measure into law. Lasts until Mar. 1.

City Hall: Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate
City Hall

Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate

Largely ceremonial rule applies to publicly-accessible buildings and businesses, ends March 1.

Tuesday’s City of Milwaukee Mask Ordinance Vote
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

The disease burden in the City of Milwaukee this week is 593.2 new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days and remains in the “extreme transmission” category.

City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests

City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests

But first the city must figure out how it can purchase the tests.

Milwaukee Health Department Distributes Free N95 Masks
Press Release

Milwaukee Health Department Distributes Free N95 Masks

Masks will be available at Milwaukee Health Centers and Milwaukee Public Libraries

Milwaukee Health Department to Offer Extended Use of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

More than 1% of all Milwaukee residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Milwaukee Public Schools Extends Virtual Instruction

Milwaukee Public Schools Extends Virtual Instruction

But Health Commissioner says health department had no role in decision, expresses concern about impact.

City Hall: Council Moving To Institute Mask Mandate With No Enforcement
City Hall

Council Moving To Institute Mask Mandate With No Enforcement

Would apply to all publicly-accessible, indoor businesses and organizations in the City of Milwaukee.

Police Will Monitor City’s Covid Testing Sites

Police Will Monitor City’s Covid Testing Sites

Overcrowding, aggressive behavior lead to request for police presence.

MKE County: Omicron Drives County’s Worst Pandemic Surge
MKE County

Omicron Drives County’s Worst Pandemic Surge

'Staggering' surge in cases, hospitalizations 'unprecedented' for Milwaukee, official says.

City Hall: Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19
City Hall

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19

Johnson is fully vaccinated and boosted.

City Hall: COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations
City Hall

COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations

City testing sites operating at near max capacity while there is no wait for vaccinations.

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Milwaukee's acting mayor hosts a ceremony of pomp and circumstance to tell his story.

MTEA Statement on Omicron Covid-19 Surge in City of Milwaukee
City Hall: Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic
City Hall

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

First female to lead DPW, first time that no major mayor-appointed leaders are white males.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City Hall: General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise
City Hall

General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise

First raise for non-resident workers since 2008.

Get Vaccinated, Get Your Photo With Championship Trophy

Get Vaccinated, Get Your Photo With Championship Trophy

And a chance for free Bucks tickets. Team partners on vaccine clinic Saturday.

Advisory from the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health
City of Milwaukee Health Department Seeks Input for Strategic Plan
City of Milwaukee Health Department Teams Up with Milwaukee Bucks to Vaccinate Children
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Milwaukee Rolls Out Vaccination Promotion For Second Shot

Milwaukee Rolls Out Vaccination Promotion For Second Shot

City will pay $25 to 1,000 people to get second shot. More than 23,000 people are currently eligible.

COVID-19 Second Dose Vaccine Incentive Program to Launch October 21
Get your flu shot today!
Press Release

Get your flu shot today!

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 20, 2021

City Hall: Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor
City Hall

Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor

Alderwoman is the seventh individual in the race.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee violence prevention leaders for announcement.

New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site Opens in Menomonee Valley

New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site Opens in Menomonee Valley

New site at a former WisDOT emissions testing site. It replaces American Family Field testing site.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City Hall: It’s Johnson Vs. Dimitrijevic On Mask Mandate
City Hall

It’s Johnson Vs. Dimitrijevic On Mask Mandate

Health commissioner and alderwoman at odds over whether city should have mask mandate.

Vaccination of North Side Youth Lags Behind County Average

Vaccination of North Side Youth Lags Behind County Average

High school students discuss the vaccine, hesitancy and school during COVID-19.

The Battle For New City Mask Mandate

The Battle For New City Mask Mandate

As COVID-19 cases surge, teachers union and 11 other groups demand restored mandate, which many businesses oppose.

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

Health department will pay up to 1,000 people to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
City Hall: Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive
City Hall

Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive

New program will replace expiring state effort. Employer mandates expected to boost interest.

Milwaukee Arts Groups Announce Vaccine Requirement

Milwaukee Arts Groups Announce Vaccine Requirement

Coalition of performing arts groups requiring COVID-19 vaccination proof or a negative test.

Milwaukee Performing Arts Organizations Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test for Audiences
Press Release

Milwaukee Performing Arts Organizations Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test for Audiences

Florentine Opera, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra among organizations announcing COVID audience screening

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

Vaccination rates continue to slowly increase at a rate of approximately 0.5% each week

City Hall: Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers
City Hall

Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers

All except police and fire fighters must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination by October 29.

Should Milwaukee Have a New Emergency Health Order?

Should Milwaukee Have a New Emergency Health Order?

MTEA is asking for more COVID-19 guidelines and private schools pushing back.

Summerfest Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Summerfest Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Music festival is first major outdoor event in Milwaukee area to implement requirement.

Milwaukee County’s Public Health Officers Recommend Universal Masking in Schools
Press Release

Milwaukee County’s Public Health Officers Recommend Universal Masking in Schools

As Delta variant cases surge, data shows fourteen-fold increase in cases among children

Milwaukee Sees ‘Extreme’ COVID-19 Transmission

Milwaukee Sees ‘Extreme’ COVID-19 Transmission

Hospitalizations statewide have quadrupled over the past month.

City Hall: Proposal Requires Vaccinations for City Employees
City Hall

Proposal Requires Vaccinations for City Employees

More than 6,000 city workers would need to get vaccinated or face weekly testing.

Can Health Officials Act Against Delta Variant?

Can Health Officials Act Against Delta Variant?

Court decisions, public resistance limit what state and local officials can do.

City Hall: Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules
City Hall

Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules

Push mayor for indoor mask mandate and mandatory vaccinations for city employees.

Will Bucks Celebrations Hike COVID-19 Cases?

Will Bucks Celebrations Hike COVID-19 Cases?

Health officials fear a spike could come. Half of county residents are not vaccinated.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Milwaukee Health Department Hosts 20th Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs
Press Release

Milwaukee Health Department Hosts 20th Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs

Fairs to be held Friday, July 30 and Friday, August 6

Health Commissioner Says Lead Crisis is Top Priority

Health Commissioner Says Lead Crisis is Top Priority

Commissioner Johnson said she can fix department's troubled lead program.

City Hall: Update Expected Soon on Criminal Investigation Into Health Department
City Hall

Update Expected Soon on Criminal Investigation Into Health Department

City officials and council members want to know status of DOJ, Milwaukee County DA investigation.

City Hall: Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program
City Hall

Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program

Even the Milwaukee Health Department doesn't like what's happened since 2018.

Get Vaccinated, Get a Shot at Free NBA Finals Tickets

Get Vaccinated, Get a Shot at Free NBA Finals Tickets

Health department offering shots and a shot to win free Bucks tickets.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
MKE County: COVID-19 On the Decline
MKE County

COVID-19 On the Decline

COVID-19 at historically low levels in Milwaukee area.

Crush COVID Crew Hosts Virtual Information Sessions on June 29
City Hall: Milwaukee’s Lead Program Fails Again
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Lead Program Fails Again

Scale of problem currently limited to one family in Bay View, but full review planned.

Health Commissioner Johnson Statement on Lead Case
Milwaukee Health Department to Host Second Vaccine Clinic on June 17
Press Release

Milwaukee Health Department to Host Second Vaccine Clinic on June 17

Fans receiving vaccination will be eligible to win tickets to Game 6

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Milwaukee Health Department to Raffle Bucks Playoff Tickets with Vaccination
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Milwaukee Ends Its Mask Mandate

Milwaukee Ends Its Mask Mandate

City mask mandate and capacity restrictions discontinued as public health order allowed to expire.

City of Milwaukee Order Phase 6 Update
Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic at Summerfest
City Hall: Vaccination Rate Below 20% in One Milwaukee Neighborhood
City Hall

Vaccination Rate Below 20% in One Milwaukee Neighborhood

But your sewage doesn't lie, COVID-19 case rates are declining in the city.

Milwaukee Area Mass Vaccination Clinics End This Week

Milwaukee Area Mass Vaccination Clinics End This Week

The federally-run Wisconsin Center clinic and the county-run Kosciuszko Community Center will administer their last shots this week.

City of Milwaukee Order Phase 6 Update
City Mask Mandate Ends June 1st

City Mask Mandate Ends June 1st

Following new CDC guidelines, city will allow its health order to expire.

Brewers Home Games to be at Full Capacity Beginning June 25
Milwaukee Removing Most COVID-19 Restrictions on June 15th

Milwaukee Removing Most COVID-19 Restrictions on June 15th

Health order expected to be reduced to a focus on masks.

Capacity for Brewers Home Games to Increase to 50% Beginning This Saturday
City Resuming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Wednesday

City Resuming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Wednesday

Milwaukee also using more community clinics to make vaccinations more convenient.

City Won’t Enhance Current COVID-19 Restrictions

City Won’t Enhance Current COVID-19 Restrictions

A week ago the health department anticipated rolling back current health order.

City Hall: Reggie Moore Leaving Office of Violence Prevention
City Hall

Reggie Moore Leaving Office of Violence Prevention

After 5 years on the job, Moore will shift focus from local to national change in new role.

Milwaukee Anticipates New COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

Milwaukee Anticipates New COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

City "anticipates" moving from Phase Six to Phase Five of its health order.

The City of Milwaukee Order Phase 6 Update
Walk-In Vaccine Clinics Open to Everyone

Walk-In Vaccine Clinics Open to Everyone

Clinics at North Division and South Division high schools are now open to all city residents 16 years or older.

Brewers Join COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Brewers Join COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Public service announcements feature Brewers players asking everyone to get vaccinated.

City May Reimpose COVID-19 Restrictions

City May Reimpose COVID-19 Restrictions

With cases rising, worried health department officials reevaluating current health order.

Fired Deputy Health Commissioner Questions Her Ouster

Fired Deputy Health Commissioner Questions Her Ouster

Dr. Griselle Torres was one of two department leaders fired when Commissioner Kirsten Johnson took over.

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Names Two Senior Team Members
Milwaukee Loosens COVID-19 Health Restrictions

Milwaukee Loosens COVID-19 Health Restrictions

Business and public gathering capacities increased, some restrictions lifted.

City Hall: Leadership Shakeup at Health Department
City Hall

Leadership Shakeup at Health Department

Two top officials pushed out by new city Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson.

City Has More Vaccine For Educators Than Demand

City Has More Vaccine For Educators Than Demand

Mayor says Wisconsin Center has 800 vaccine appointments still open for Wednesday.

Milwaukee Brewers Approved to Host 25-Percent Capacity to Open Regular Season
Press Release

Milwaukee Brewers Approved to Host 25-Percent Capacity to Open Regular Season

City of Milwaukee Health Department Approves Fan Attendance at American Family Field

34 Vaccine Doses Spoil at Wisconsin Center

34 Vaccine Doses Spoil at Wisconsin Center

Miscommunication causes loss, as city rushed to contact unscheduled recipients.

City Hall: State Says Health Department Needs Improvement Plan
City Hall

State Says Health Department Needs Improvement Plan

MHD is in trouble, but the blame goes back four commissioners.

City Hall: New City Health Commissioner Approved
City Hall

New City Health Commissioner Approved

Kirsten Johnson's appointment sails through council.

City Hall: New Health Commissioner Wins First Endorsement
City Hall

New Health Commissioner Wins First Endorsement

Kirsten Johnson gets backing of Public Safety & Health Committee.

Health Commissioner appointment to be heard at next Public Safety and Health Committee meeting
City Hall: Kirsten Johnson Appointed Milwaukee Health Commissioner
City Hall

Kirsten Johnson Appointed Milwaukee Health Commissioner

Current leader of joint Washington Ozaukee Health Department would take helm in Milwaukee, lead COVID-19 response.

Washington County Files Amicus Brief with State Supreme Court on “Safer at Home” Order
Press Release

Washington County Files Amicus Brief with State Supreme Court on “Safer at Home” Order

County argues local control is required by state law

Washington County Executive to Release “Blueprint for Reopening”
Press Release

Washington County Executive to Release “Blueprint for Reopening”

Washington Ozaukee Public Health Officer to brief county board at organizational meeting