Here’s the latest update on COVID-19 in Milwaukee and the resources you need to combat it.
Milwaukee County Transit System expands capacity on buses
Beginning Monday, April 12, the Milwaukee County Transit System will allow 20 passengers on buses, an increase from the previous capacity limit of 15.
The buses, which are 40-feet long, normally have a capacity from 35 to 42 customers.
The wearing of masks and social distancing are still required.
HealthyMKE offers site map to help find vaccination sites
Users can filter the map by ZIP code or address.
The site notes that users should check instructions from vaccinators, as some may have different requirements and need appointments.
You can also call (844) 684-1064 for assistance. The map is available in English, Spanish and Hmong.
North Division and South Division high school sites now open to general public
The vaccination sites at North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St., and South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd., are now open to the general public.
The sites are open for walk-in vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, April 16.
If you’re looking for a place to get your vaccine, check out our NNS reporting on area vaccinators.
Testing hours change at American Family Field
As baseball season resumes, testing hours have been changed at American Family Field.
Testing will now be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The testing site is designated in the “Yount” parking lot, which is to the east of the stadium. These changes take effect this week.
There will be no testing on April 14 or April 28 due to the Brewers’ schedule.
The site, previously known as Miller Park, is located at 1 Brewers Way.
As of April 9, 316,831 people in Milwaukee County had received one dose of the vaccine. This includes 72% of the 65+ population, which amounts to 95,789 people.
The state has fully vaccinated 1,330,471 people and has administered at least one dose to 2,089,526 people.
What you should know about the coronavirus vaccine
How you can help friends and loved ones who test positive
What’s it like to be vaccinated?
Check the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s website for the most updated facts and answers to questions about the mask ordinance.
Resources to know
Look here for up-to-date statistics on COVID-19 in the county. More precautions on how to stay safe and information on COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
Contact your health provider, call IMPACT 2-1-1 or take a look at the county’s testing site map to find a testing center near you. The free community testing sites at the Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd., and Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St., are now open and operating. American Family Field (formerly Miller Park), 1 Brewers Way, is also open as an effective testing site.
For more information on testing, including how to identify symptoms and when you should get tested, visit. TestUpMKE.com. Available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Burmese and Arabic.
For more information on vaccine distribution and where to find it, visit HealthyMKE.com. Available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Burmese and Arabic.
Check out our continuing coronavirus coverage.
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