Omicron Variant 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]

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]