Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca warns of scams related to COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Reminds taxpayers to never share personal information via phone, email or text Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca has some very simple and important information to share with Wisconsinites waiting for stimulus checks from the IRS. “The IRS will never call, text, or email you to ask for personal or banking information, and neither will… [Read More]

Gov. Evers suspends evictions and foreclosures during public health emergency

April 2, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers on Monday March 30, 2020 directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to temporarily order the suspension of evictions and foreclosures amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for any reason unless failure to proceed with the eviction will result in an imminent… [Read More]

Wisconsin Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Announces COVID-19 Income and Other Updates on Services, Welcomes Those Who are Furloughed to Check if They are Eligible

April 2, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising unemployment, Wisconsin WIC continues to serve WIC participants and encourages all eligible parents and expecting parents to sign up. All 69 WIC Local Agencies in Wisconsin are supporting WIC families at this time, but it is recommended to call your local WIC clinic before coming in…. [Read More]

Coronavirus anxiety: Coping with stress, fear, and uncertainty

April 2, 2020

Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. But you’re not powerless. These tips can help you get through this stressful time. Understanding your anxiety It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down. Some… [Read More]

Wisconsin’s ‘Safer at Home’ order in effect for next 30 days

March 26, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday his new “Safer at Home” order in effect for the next month. Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, his new “Safer at Home” order will be in effect for the next month. He directed Department of Health Services Secretary- designee Andrea Palm to prohibits all nonessential travel, with… [Read More]

How to keep your peace of mind while stuck inside

March 26, 2020

So, it looks like we will be stuck inside for a while. All that time starring at the same four walls can play on your sanity. So here are some things you can do to help maintain your inner peace in this time of chaos. 1. Call and check on seniors and loved ones. 2…. [Read More]

Milwaukee responds to COVID-19: Closures and cancellations

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus is causing organizers to cancel or postpone some community events. The following events have been canceled or postponed: • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino: Closing at 5 p.m., March 17. No word on when it will reopen. • Milwaukee Municipal Court: Closed until May 1. • Skylight Theatre’s Evita and Candide: Rescheduled for later dates…. [Read More]

Where to find help for those in need during the COVID-19 closures

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus has shut down many of our community institutions and centers to help stop its spread. However, there are still many in this community that need help with finding work or just putting food on the table. Many are wondering with so many closures, where will they turn to now for help. Well, the… [Read More]

MPS offers meals and scheduled times to pick up personal items for students during school closure

March 19, 2020

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all MPS schools will be closed from March 16 to April 13, 2020. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, April 14, after the scheduled district spring break. In MPS, as many as 76,000 students receive free breakfast and lunch in school daily. To support families who… [Read More]

How to get tested for the coronavirus

March 19, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just declared the coronavirus a pandemic. That’s just a big word that means a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations. So now, of course, you may start to worry. People are coughing and sneezing around you and you get scared…. [Read More]