Milwaukee Health Department Coronavirus COVID-19 updates. For assistance, please call the MHD COVID Hotline 414-286-6800

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2021

Contact: Emily Tauemitau@milwaukee.gov
(414) 286-3780, (414) 308-5556

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

MILWAUKEE – The gating criteria this week continues the slight negative trend that the city has been experiencing since reaching the lowest recorded data values three weeks ago. The 7-day burden rate is up to 25.9 cases per 100,000 people, remaining in the “moderate transmission” category, and the percentage of positive tests is 3.1% and in the “lower transmission” category.

In perspective, the burden rate in May was over 100 cases per 100,000 people. The incremental increases in data that are being reported now are monitored closely but not yet viewed as a cause for concern by the Milwaukee Health Department.

“Vaccinations work,” said Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. “The most effective way to change these trends and combat the Delta variant is by getting yourself and your community vaccinated. We’ve seen the most success with one-on-one conversations addressing vaccine hesitancy and encourage everyone to talk to your loved ones about getting their COVID-19 vaccine.”

Anyone interested in sharing information about the COVID-19 vaccine can register to be a Crush COVID Crew ambassador. Ambassadors are provided with resources and tools to address vaccination misconceptions among their personal networks. Milwaukeeans interested in this program can register and watch the recorded information session at Milwaukee.gov/CrushCOVIDtoolkit.

Currently, 49.5% of Milwaukee adults over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated and 53.7% have received at least the first dose. Community mobilizers and vaccinators continue the work canvassing neighborhoods and offering door-to-door vaccines. Nearly 300 Milwaukee residents have been vaccinated in their homes with this initiative and many more received information about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and an opportunity to have their questions and concerns directly addressed.

Due to the severe weather last week, the Milwaukee Health Department made the decision to move the Bucks vaccination clinic to Game 6. On Tuesday, July 20, the vaccination team will be at Fiserv Forum Plaza from 6 until 7:45 p.m. administering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Anyone who is vaccinated on-site will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to Game 6 of the NBA Finals that night.

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Mobile Vaccination Clinic Schedule July 17 – 23, 2021

Saturday, July 17

  • No public clinics scheduled.

Sunday, July 18

  • No public clinics scheduled.

Monday, July 19

  • Consulado de Mexico en Milwaukee
    1443 N. Prospect Avenue
    11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20

  • Milwaukee Bucks
    Plaza at Fiserv Forum
    1111 Vel R. Phillips Avenue
    6 – 7:45 p.m.
    **Ticket raffle for 2 tickets to that night’s game

Wednesday, July 21

  • Washington Park Library
    2121 N. Sherman Boulevard
    12 – 4 p.m.
     
  • Ascension All Saints Family Health Center
    2400 W. Villard Avenue
    1 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 22

  • No public clinics scheduled.

Friday, July 23

  • No public clinics scheduled.
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