COVID-19 Archives

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]

MPS offers $100 incentive for students who vaccinate against COVID-19

October 21, 2021

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of MPS students, staff, and families, Milwaukee Public schools is offering a $100 incentive for each student who becomes fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021. The district is providing information about eligibility, receiving the vaccine, and applying for the incentive on… [Read More]

Three new MPS schools transition to virtual learning due to COVID-19

October 14, 2021

Three Milwaukee Public Schools will move to virtual learning and returning to in-person learning on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Those schools include: • LaFollette • Metcalfe • Milwaukee School of Sign Language A news release said students, families, and staff at the three schools were notified about the transition to virtual learning. The decision to… [Read More]

COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 3-conclusion)

October 7, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. Lesson 4 – College admissions will never be the same Thank the pandemic for piercing the invincibility of standardized college entrance exams, namely the SAT and the ACT, which for decades have been a mandatory part of applying to a selective college, despite… [Read More]

COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 2)

September 30, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. Lesson 2: Online learning is here to stay For weeks starting in January, from my home in Maryland, I sat in on a virtual course on American Indian education and policy at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. The… [Read More]