City of Milwaukee Health Department
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Order Phase 6 Update


By - May 28th, 2021 04:41 pm

MILWAUKEE – This week’s gating metrics continue the trend favorably. The burden rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people has dropped to 49.6. This is in the “moderate transmission” category, and a significant decrease from 110.6 at the beginning of May. The test positivity percentage remains in the “low transmission” category at 3.3%, and the percentage of City of Milwaukee adults over 16 who are fully vaccinated has risen to 42.1%.

Today, May 28, was the final day the FEMA mass vaccination site at the Wisconsin Center administered vaccines. The Wisconsin Center site opened on January 12 and has since provided over 140,000 doses of vaccine.

“I am incredibly proud of the work that the Milwaukee Health Department staff has done to vaccinate the community at the Wisconsin Center,” said Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. “I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our staff, FEMA, our Federal and State partners and the soldiers who came to Milwaukee from across the country to vaccinate our city and save lives. We look forward to shifting to the next phase of our vaccination strategy and focusing our efforts on bringing vaccine into the community.”

Anyone who received their first dose of vaccine at the Wisconsin Center will be able to visit the Northwest Health Center, 6431 N. 76th Street, or Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd Street, to receive their second dose. In addition, the Health Department continues to bring vaccines to the community through mobile vaccination clinics. To date, over 150 mobile clinics have taken place and we have over 100 future clinics scheduled. The list of mobile vaccination clinics for the upcoming week is attached.

Offering incentives has been successful in getting more Milwaukeeans vaccinated. Earlier this week, in partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Health Department vaccinated 158 fans who received free tickets to the game as an incentive. Additionally, a partnership with Summerfest was announced earlier this week for an upcoming drive-thru vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. Anyone vaccinated at this clinic will receive a free ticket to Summerfest 2021.

In observance of Memorial Day, all Milwaukee Health Department vaccination sites will be closed on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31 along with most City of Milwaukee buildings. The COVID-19 hotline, (414) 286-6800, will still be available on those dates to answer any questions.

On Tuesday, June 1 the Moving Milwaukee Forward Health Order will expire along with the mask ordinance. The Health Department reminds City of Milwaukee residents and visitors to continue to follow safety protocols and wear masks this weekend. Beginning on June 1, businesses may choose to enact their individual COVID safety policies. The Health Department is supportive of any decision a business takes to keep their staff and guests safe and asks that the public remain courteous and respectful of any policies in place, regardless of vaccination status.

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One thought on “City of Milwaukee Order Phase 6 Update”

  1. maryglass says:

    June 1, 2021

    The location of this article identifies Milwaukee, Wisconsin with data made to fool the public. Who submitted this misrepresentation of the REAL FACTS that affect the core constituents of Milwaukee that live in the 15 districts of the 96.8 square miles – the ones that make up the first-class city of 150,000 plus population. They are primarily African American, other people of Color, Work Challenged, and disabled that have proven to be vulnerable in the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Kristen Johnson, Commissioner, Milwaukee Health Department reported to the Safety & Health Committee on May 26, 2021, the data reports 20% of the population of Milwaukee is vaccinated and vulnerable to the COVID-19 SPREAD. The standard is 60% and above.

    FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency is leaving too soon without really working with the core constituents of Milwaukee to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a Nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Kyle Mirehouse, Director, Emergency Management & Communication-FEMA failed to respond and honor the FEMA purpose. In fact, the manner in which they started with appointments as a prerequisite for the COVID-19 service was a giveaway of his office failure to speak with Milwaukeeans.

    His membership to boards and committees will be a part of our evaluation of FEMA’s services and the Recovery Act – regional and national.

    It is clear through the discussion of May 26, 2021, Safety & Health Committee, that Tom Barrett-mayor (refused to attend), Kirsten Johnson-Commissioner of Health, and Policy Director Aaron Szopinski were ill-prepared with data asked by the common council members.

    This is the meeting called by the Safety & Health Committee due to the mayor and health director’s refusal to consult the common council about the arbitrary and capricious decision to remove the wearing of a MASK mandate on June 1, 2021.


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