COVID-19 Archives

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

July 2, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), MHSI decided to host a “Conquer COVID-19 Safety Kit Giveaway,” at their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. The… [Read More]

The impact of COVID-19 on older adults (part 1)

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 poses a risk not only to the health of older adults who contract the disease but also to those without the health care resources and social structures that contribute to overall wellness Before becoming a professor, Sarah Szanton made house calls to older adults as a nurse practitioner. On her visits, she saw how… [Read More]

Safe and fun summer activities in the age of the coronavirus pandemic

July 2, 2020

By Karen Stokes After being quarantined for months, the sun, blue skies and warm temperatures are calling us outdoors. However, the coronavirus is still a threat and there are concerns on how to safely engage in activities this summer. “Safer at Home” has given time for scientists to better understand how the virus spreads. While… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

June 25, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), MHSI decided to host a “Conquer COVID-19 Safety Kit Giveaway,” at their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. The… [Read More]

Tips to help access remote care amid COVID-19

June 18, 2020

By Dr. Nicole Brady Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin With the COVID-19 emergency prompting people in Wisconsin to stay home more than usual, accessing in-person health care services has become more challenging than a few months ago. That has spurred a surge in telehealth appointments, with new state and federal regulations making it easier… [Read More]

Milwaukee enters Phase 3 of reopening plan

June 11, 2020

Bars, restaurants can open for indoor service at 25 percent capacity Milwaukee officially moved to phase 3 of its reopening plan at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020, Mayor Tom Barrett announced Thursday, June 4, 2020. • Businesses can be open at 50 percent capacity of occupancy, with a maximum of 250 people. • Childcare… [Read More]

There are now nine testing sites available for Milwaukee’s North Side neighborhoods

May 28, 2020

Starting this week, the Wisconsin National Guard will be pausing COVID-19 testing at its Midtown Center. Residents of Milwaukee’s North Side neighborhoods can still access diagnostic COVID-19 testing at nine area hospital systems and community health centers. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should call their healthcare provider to set up an appointment. If you do not… [Read More]

MCTS to resume fare collection on June 1

May 28, 2020

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced that it will resume fare collection and front door boarding on all buses and on paratransit vehicles providing Transit Plus rides starting at 4:00 a.m. on June 1, 2020. MCTS is recommending that riders who are medically able wear a face mask or face covering over their nose… [Read More]

This Memorial Day we should remember the African Americans who have fought on the frontlines, including in the war against COVID-19

May 21, 2020

By William S. Gooden Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to pay tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice… [Read More]

Evers outlines $1.17B plan to combat spread of coronavirus

May 21, 2020

The money was supplied by the federal government’s $2 trillion CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump at the end of March. Gov. Tony Evers has announced a $1.17 billion plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Wisconsin. The announcement was made Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Madison, Wisconsin…. [Read More]