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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2021

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

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

MILWAUKEE – The dominant presence of the Delta variant in Milwaukee continues to cause an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. The seven-day burden rate climbed to 95.4 per 100,000 people, remaining in the “substantial transmission” category, and the percentage of positive tests is at 7.5% and in the “moderate transmission” category.

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new masking recommendations for areas of substantial or high transmission, a category the city of Milwaukee falls into. Following the CDC’s guidance, the City of Milwaukee Health Department issued a mask advisory for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household.

“Our message remains the same: get vaccinated,” said Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. “Vaccinations are safe, effective, and our best tool to combat this pandemic. We need to come together to keep our vulnerable populations safe, especially children under 12 years old and those who are immunocompromised, by wearing a mask in public and getting vaccinated.”

Currently, 50.5% of adults of 16 years old in Milwaukee are fully vaccinated, with 54.7% having received at least one dose. COVID-19 vaccinations are free, easily accessible, and available without an appointment at walk-in clinics and mobile clinics.

On Sunday, August 1, attendees of the Puerto Rican Family Festival at Wilson Park (1601 W. Howard Ave.) will have the opportunity to be vaccinated on-site from 12 to 4 p.m. The MHD vaccination team will also be at MPD District 2’s National Night Out (2201 S. 7th St.) on Tuesday, August 3 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and MPD District 4’s National Night Out (7801 W. Acacia St.) on Wednesday, August 4 from 3 until 7 p.m.

With the increased transmission rate of the Delta variant, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is strongly encouraged to get tested if you come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or experience any symptoms. More information on free testing locations and hours can be found at milwaukee.gov/COVIDtesting.

To ensure equitable testing and vaccination opportunities at the Northwest Health Center (7630 W. Mill Rd.) and Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd St.), the hours will update beginning Monday, August 2. The hours for both locations will be as follows:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

The updated hours and locations for walk-up clinics and the schedule of mobile clinics can be found at milwaukee.gov/COVIDvax.

The second Back-to-School Health Fair will be hosted at the Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd St.) next Friday, August 6 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Services available include school-required vaccinations for children without proof of insurance, COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 12 years of age and older, backpack and school supply giveaways, information about other public health programs, and much more. More information can be found at milwaukee.gov/BTSHF.

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Mobile Vaccination Clinic Schedule July 31 - August 6, 2021

Saturday, July 31

  • No public clinics scheduled

Sunday, August 1

  • Puerto Rican Family Festival
    Wilson Park
    1601 W. Howard Avenue
    12 – 4 p.m.

Monday, August 2

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

Tuesday, August 3

  • National Night Out – MPD District 2
    2201 S. 7th Street
    4 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4

  • Next Door Foundation
    5301 W. Capitol Drive
    2 – 6 p.m.
  • National Night Out – MPD District 4
    7801 W. Acacia Street
    3 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 5

  • Walkers Point Community Clinic
    130 W. Bruce Street
    3 – 5 p.m.

Friday, August 6

  • Back-to-School Health Fair
    Southside Health Center
    1639 S. 23rd Street
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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