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What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Milwaukee

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading in the Milwaukee community. It is spread through droplets in the air from people coughing or sneezing and can also live on surfaces like cardboard for 24 hours or on plastic for up to 3 days.

Stop COVID-19 spread by:

  • Staying home with your family
  • Washing your hands and surfaces often
  • Keeping 6 feet or more away from others in public spaces
  • Do not meet in groups of any size
  • Covering your nose/mouth with mask/cloth
Covid-19 Vaccine

Learn more about Covid-19 vaccine or schedule your appointment online.

If you live in the City of Milwaukee and have questions, please call the MHD Covid-19 Hotline at (414) 286-6800.

If you do not live in the City of Milwaukee, please call 844-684-1064.


Review your symptoms

Use the CDC’s self-checker to help make decisions and seek appropriate medical care regarding COVID-19.

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Call first about testing

Call your healthcare provider or call the Covid Hotline at (414) 286-6800 if you have symptoms to determine if you need a test.

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Wash for 20 seconds

Wash hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).

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Practice social distancing

If you are around other people, keep 6 feet away. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters. 

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Current Situation in Milwaukee, WI

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of April 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., there are 65,325 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 601 deaths in the city of Milwaukee.