Wisconsin COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000

August 13, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, that in just over six months, Wisconsin’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 1,000 people. This devastating news comes just as Gov. Evers issued Emergency Order #1, requiring face coverings to be worn in response to the recent spike in new infections. Since early July, the average… [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools reopening plan approved by Board of School Directors

July 23, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools’ (MPS) phased-in reopening recommendation for the 2020-21 school year was unanimously approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board, in a 7-2 vote, also approved to maintain the early and traditional start calendars for the school year. The phased-in approach includes, Phase 1-full remote learning, Phase 2-hybird learning, and Phase… [Read More]

Let’s keep our neighbors and community safe

July 23, 2020

By: Bernie Sherry Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Wisconsin Senior Vice President, Ascension The emergence of the novel coronavirus early this year presented the world with an unprecedented challenge. Not since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 have we faced such a daunting public health crisis. By late February, it was clear our healthcare system, government… [Read More]

Should you sterilize your facemask in the microwave?

July 23, 2020

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and now local and state governments have recommended that people wear a face mask if they are in any public setting, more and more people have been wearing them. Since masks such as N-95 respirators have been in short supply and mostly only available to health… [Read More]

Should you be Christmas shopping now? Everything to know about COVID-related delays

July 23, 2020

With pandemic-related retail disruptions, you might want to plan ahead. When the Covid-19 pandemic began on March 11, it disrupted pretty much every major industry, from hospitality to sports to finance. In the world of retail, those disruptions were felt most strongly in three places: the closure of brick-and-mortar stores, supply shortages, and shipping delays…. [Read More]

Milwaukee Common Council approves mask mandate, Mayor signs ordinance into effect

July 16, 2020

Mandate would require face masks indoors and outdoors if you’re within 6 feet of another person The full Milwaukee Common Council voted 15-0 Monday, July 13, 2020 to approve Milwaukee’s proposed mask mandate ordinance — passed by the Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee Thursday, July 9. It now heads to Milwaukee Mayor… [Read More]

MPS recommends remote learning to start school year

July 16, 2020

Plan to be presented to school board Thursday On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley recommended no in-person classes to start the 2020-2021 school year. MPS has outlined three instructional model scenarios and a three-phase return model that begins with virtual learning for all students in the fall of 2020…. [Read More]

Four states, including Wisconsin, added to New York travel advisory list, 1 removed

July 16, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added four more states to New York’s quarantine list on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, as he sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where infection rates are growing. The addition of Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin means that travelers from 22 states will be… [Read More]

Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation commits additional $3-million in COVID-19 relief support to ‘South LA Forward’ collaboration

July 16, 2020

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation (OWCF) announced on Monday, July 13, 2020, a $3-million donation to South LA Forward, a newly created coalition of three Los Angeles based grassroot organizations – SoLa I Can Foundation, SEE-LA, and the Watts Healthcare Corporation. This OWCF donation is in addition to the previously announced $12-million donation to COVID-19… [Read More]

“Second wave” of coronavirus: what is it and how long will it last?

July 16, 2020

As Americans continue to try and manage life while fighting off the coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we already seeing, or will we eventually see, a second wave of the virus? Most public health experts have said they anticipate a big uptick to happen this fall and winter. The… [Read More]