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 email@example.com and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. West Fond du Lac Avenue improvement project: Monday, April 6
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works is planning to begin a safety improvement project on West Fond du Lac Avenue on Monday, April 6. The project will take place from North 36th Street to North 38th Street. It is expected to be complete in late June. The project is designed to improve pedestrian safety through the reconfigurement of intersections, the addition of curb extensions and more. This project may affect parking, pedestrian access and bus routes.
Local designer Basia Rose has started making fashionable face masks. Individuals can place an order for a mask on the Basia Rose Designs website. Masks cost $10 and are gender neutral. The masks are disinfected before being shipped and are machine washable.
3. Milwaukee County Parks safety measures
Parks are back in season now that the weather has started to warm up. Due to COVID-19, some Milwaukee County Park regulations have changed. Visitors are reminded that bathrooms and public amenities are closed, to not use shared equipment such as outdoor gyms, picnic tables or playgrounds, to dispose of one’s trash at home and to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet apart from other park users.
In response to COVID-19, the Milwaukee County Transit System is making some changes. Fare collection has been temporarily suspended and riders are asked to enter and exit the bus through the back door, unless ADA access is required. Weekday buses are now running on a Saturday schedule. Click here for additional route changes.
5. HoneyBee Sage Wellness apothecary remains open
HoneyBee Sage Wellness apothecary, which is located inside the vault at the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is remaining open for business for mail orders only. To place an order, individuals can email firstname.lastname@example.org. The order must include your full name, mailing address and phone number. The apothecary offers a holistic approach to healing.
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