It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Last day to register to vote online: Monday, March 30
In light of recent events, the Election Commission has extended online voter registration. The deadline to register online is Monday, March 30. To register online for the upcoming spring general election, click here. Registered voters can also request an absentee ballot.
In response to COVID-19, Ascension St. Joseph Hospital has opened a free mobile testing clinic. To get tested, patients will first be screened by an Ascension Medical Group provider. If a patient qualifies for testing, then he or she will be asked to go through the drive-through testing site where a nasal swab test will be performed. To learn more, click here.
3. Free legal assistance and resources
The Milwaukee Justice Center and the Wisconsin Bar Association are here to provide legal assistance and resources to all those in need. Those in search of legal advice can sign up for Free Legal Answers and connect with a volunteer attorney registered in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Justice Center also has a list of online resources, including the Wisconsin State Law Library.
4. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee unveils new program
88Nine Radio Milwaukee recently launched a new program that aims to help the community learn, dance and connect. Listeners have the opportunity to tune into School of Rock, Dine N’ Dance, Studio Milwaukee: From the Vault and much more. Click here for the full schedule.
The Milwaukee Public Library is here to help Milwaukee residents get through the quarantine. The library is offering a plethora of resources from LibraryNow to its NewspaperARCHIVE to its Historic Photo Archives and more. For the full list of its offerings, click here.
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