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. Election results coming soon: Monday, April 13
Today is the day we learn the results from the April 7 spring primary. The state’s elections commission had ordered municipal clerks not to release any results until April 13. So if you or a loved one braved the ballot box, voted early or mailed in an absentee ballot know that results are coming soon.
As of Thursday, April 9, Milwaukee County Transit System is limiting the number of riders per bus to 10. This is to ensure that riders can maintain the CDC recommended physical distance of 6 feet. Routes with higher ridership will see an increase in the number of buses. Riders are asked to only use the bus for essential trips and to exercise caution when riding the bus. If it looks too full, wait for the next one.
3. Celebrate Milwaukee on 414 Day: Tuesday, April 14
Milwaukeeans are encouraged to celebrate and recognize the city on Tuesday, April 14, Milwaukee’s annual day. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, along with its sponsors, will be hosting a virtual celebration.
The Urban Ecology Center recently launched a new initiative, “In My Backyard.” The program encourages residents to explore their “backyard,” be it a local park or something connected to their home. It offers three options for resources and exploration: Backyard Classroom, Backyard Adventures and Backyard Research.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is working hard to bring up-to-date information on COVID-19. As part of its outreach, the college is offering Milwaukeeans a chance to join in on its daily briefings and its Community Town Hall meetings. The webinars are free, but community members are asked to register to receive the link. During the town hall meetings, listeners can ask questions and hear from professionals. The Medical College of Wisconsin also has a full list of COVID-19 resources.
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