It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center offers COVID-19 testing
Earlier this week, the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center announced it is offering COVID-19 testing to the community it serves. If an individual is experiencing symptoms such as a fever, chills, body aches, cough or other respiratory symptoms he or she can call the clinic at (414) 383-9526. Press one to connect to the clinic, and when prompted, press four for COVID-19 screening and testing. Individuals will be screened before being issued a date and time for the test.
2. Home to Stay resources for justice-involved persons
Home to Stay is a project of the Milwaukee County Community Justice Council’s Milwaukee Reentry Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. It offers resources for justice-involved persons, returning citizens and families affected by incarceration. There are resources for housing, jobs, reentry services, food and health.
3. Pete’s Pops is open for business
Pete’s Pops is accepting orders for 10 packs of pops for pickup or delivery. Customers looking to enjoy some refreshing popsicles can email Pete’s Pops at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on Facebook.
4. Nō Studios Unplugged: Saturday, April 18
Nō Studios and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee are hosting a “Nō Studios Unplugged” on Facebook Live. This week’s unplugged session features B-Free and Quinten Farr. While musicians in their own right, the husband-and-wife team are combining forces for a special performance. While the performances are free and open to the public, contributions for the artists are strongly encouraged. Listeners can donate directly to B-Free on PayPal or through the Cash App at $bfree2music.
5. The new deadline to file tax returns
Tax returns were supposed to be due on Wednesday, April 15, but in case you missed it, the deadline has been moved to Wednesday, July 15. Taxpayers must still file their taxes, but they no longer need to file any extension forms. Some people may be eligible for a stimulus check and can read more about it here.
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