FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2022
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
MILWAUKEE – The disease burden in the City of Milwaukee this week is 171.3 new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days and remains in the “extreme transmission” category. The percentage of positive COVID-19 test results is 12.6% and remains in the “extreme transmission” category. Additionally, based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Milwaukee County moved into the Medium COVID-19 Community Level.
Currently, 65% of city of Milwaukee adults 16 years and older are fully vaccinated, and 49.6% of fully vaccinated individuals have received a booster dose. Of children ages 5 to 11, 20.8% have completed their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine series and 25% have received at least one dose.
In observance of the 4th of July holiday weekend, Milwaukee Health Department offices, clinics, and COVID-19 services will be closed from Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. Those in need of COVID-19 services over the weekend can visit milwaukee.gov/coronavirus for additional providers. Individuals are encouraged to call locations first to confirm their holiday hours of operation.
Those who choose to celebrate this holiday weekend should do so carefully. While many will gather with friends and family, it's important to be mindful as to not accidentally spread COVID-19 to our loved ones. Gather with your friends and family who are fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines. Celebrate outside where you can breathe fresh, clean air. Mask up if you're unvaccinated or entering any public, indoor spaces. Wash your hands thoroughly and often, especially when eating.
Additionally, the 4th of July celebrations can create opportunities for other health concerns. The City of Milwaukee released a Summertime Guide to enjoying a fun and safe summer with resources and information, including health safety. Leave the fireworks to the professionals to avoid burns, cuts, and injuries often caused by personal firework usage. Keep your foods safe and guests healthy and happy by making sure you’re cooking meat thoroughly and not letting foods sit outside for more than two hours. Be mindful of hot summer temperatures and stay hydrated, find shade when you get overheated, and wear sunscreen. Find fireworks safety tips, hot weather safety, 4th of July celebrations, and more in this guide.