COVID-19 Archives

COVID long-haulers: Long term health issues caused by COVID-19

July 7, 2022

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has sickened hundreds of thousands and killed large numbers of people worldwide. There are also several long-term effects of COVID-19. It is largely regarded as life-threatening for its effects on the lungs. COVID-19 can also cause heart damage, even in people without underlying heart problems. Coronaviruses cause… [Read More]

COVID-19 awareness, support and empowerment: SE Wisconsin immigrant outreach

May 19, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has been on helping and educating individuals about the virus and safety precautions to take. Over the last couple of years, we have focused on initiatives undertaken by community leaders, frontline workers, medical professionals, and others who… [Read More]

MPS shifts to mask-optional policy beginning April 18, 2022

March 31, 2022

Beginning April 18, 2022, masks will no longer be required for students and staff in Milwaukee Public Schools and buildings. The wearing of masks will be optional at all MPS locations. The decision was made on March 24, 2022, during the regular monthly meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. Discussion included analysis of… [Read More]

Is it coronavirus, the flu, a cold or allergies? Here’s how to tell

January 27, 2022

If the coronavirus wasn’t enough, it’s also cold and flu season. AND…if that wasn’t enough, we are also going into allergy season (it’s a lot, I know). But don’t worry, while some of the symptoms of all four are similar, each one has distinct qualities to figure out which infection you may have. Details for… [Read More]

MPS shifts to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022

January 6, 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools is taking proactive steps to promote student and staff safety as the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads. MPS schools will shift to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022. Important details are provided below. MPS virtual student/ school-based staff will report to their usual work locations on the morning of January 4 and will… [Read More]

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI provides COVID-19 and flu shots at Progressive Community Health Centers

December 16, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, 202, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI partnered with Progressive Community Health Centers at their clinics in Milwaukee to provide COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. Walk-ins were welcome and those who took part receive a free gift card. Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI has teamed up with the faith-based and community… [Read More]

Year-in-review

December 9, 2021

2021 has been an extremely challenging and trying year. Let’s briefly look back over our year. A Look Back The COVID-19 virus infections reached staggering levels in countries around the globe, while waning in others; and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) informed Americans the Delta variant created a new threat. If you are not… [Read More]

Advisory: From The City Of Milwaukee Commissioner Of Health

December 2, 2021

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new COVID B.1.1.529 variant, named Omicron, a variant of concern because it has a large number of mutations and preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection and spread across the world, including to the United States. As of November 30, 2021, zero specimens… [Read More]

Safer ways to celebrate holidays

November 25, 2021

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible. Here are safer ways to… [Read More]

Vaccinations for kids will be in full swing by Nov. 8, White House says

November 4, 2021

The U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccination program for children ages 5-11 will be ready to roll on Nov. 8, 2021 the White House said Monday. On Friday, October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccines for the 28 million American children who fall into this age group, but the U.S. Centers for… [Read More]