COVID-19 Archives

COVID—PPEWarrior educates, invests in COVID-19

September 16, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic most people had never heard of or used the acronym PPE; now it is a household term. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and over the past year it has become important safety armor as we continue our… [Read More]

Morse Middle School is first MPS building closed due to COVID-19 this fall

September 16, 2021

Morse Middle School was closed on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, for 10 days, while teachers and students will continue to meet virtually, due to a high level of COVID-19 cases at the school. Families were notified the afternoon of September 8 about the closure after at least three percent of the school population had tested… [Read More]

First Lady Jill Biden holds education event at Milwaukee school

September 16, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden visited Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, for a visit to Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School. She touched down at Mitchell International Airport shortly before 10:30 a.m. Dr. Biden was greeted by Mayor Tom Barrett and his wife, who is a retired teacher. Dr. Biden visited Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School… [Read More]

Real answers about the COVID-19 vaccines

September 16, 2021

By Dr. O’Rell R. Williams From the moment COVID-19 emerged in the United States, we have all been asked to make sacrifices to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors from this terrible virus. At Ascension – and health systems everywhere – our caregivers have worked long hours on the front lines to care for… [Read More]

Growing number of COVID-19 cases in children as Milwaukee heads back to school

September 9, 2021

As students head back to class in Milwaukee, there is growing concern among health experts as COVID-19 case numbers rise in children. More than 30,000 kids on the early start calendar at Milwaukee Public Schools are already in their second week back in class. In two days, that number will more than double as the… [Read More]

COVID-19—Women of Faith Making a Difference

September 2, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing The COVID-19 Delta variant is wreaking havoc across the nation. While some individuals continue to debate the need to wear masks, others are finally scrambling to get vaccinated. Amid all of this, several women in our communities of faith are working diligently and… [Read More]

Gov. Tony Evers announces first COVID-19 vaccine incentives

August 26, 2021

The governor said any Wisconsin resident who gets their first dose of the vaccine by Labor Day will receive $100. Gov. Tony Evers announced Wisconsin’s first COVID-19 vaccine incentive program. He made the announcement at an event Monday, August 23, 2021 in Oshkosh. “As our kids start returning back to school, and with the delta… [Read More]

Back To School — COVID-19 and Vaccinations

July 29, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing After more than a year of virtual or hybrid learning, many school districts are preparing for students to return to the classroom. Ahead of this, the COVID-19 delta variant that is highly contagious, continues to spread causing some concern particularly since children under… [Read More]

Walgreen’s hosts ‘COVID-19 Vaccination Day’ at Holy Redeemer Christian Academy

June 3, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Holy Redeemer Christian Academy along with Walgreens, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and UniteWI hosted a “COVID-19 Vaccination Day” for those 12 years and older at 3500 West Mother Daniels Way. The vaccination event was free and open to the public with no appointment necessary. On hand was former Green Bay… [Read More]

Millennials, COVID-19, and YOLO

May 6, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing You only live once (YOLO) is even more important in the wake of COVID-19. These days, in the wake of COVID-19, one of the best ways to help ensure longevity, is to get vaccinated. And, while some Millennials appear to be hesitant about… [Read More]