MCW Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Trusted information is essential today.

During this constantly changing situation, it is important to have the latest information from credible and trustworthy sources. All resources provided here have been validated by MCW physicians, scientists and other credible partners.

COVID-19 Facts

Facts & Infographics

Your questions, our experts. The Facts page features infographics and videos on frequently asked questions about the pandemic and provides strategies for individuals, families and business leaders to navigate COVID-19.

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COVID-19 How to Help

How You Can Help

Collaboration and innovation are important values as we navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can support the response to COVID-19.

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Daily Briefing – MKE Health and Economy

Join our Daily Briefing, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 pm, to hear health updates on COVID-19 from Dr. John Raymond, MCW President/CEO, and to learn about economic impact of the virus from Tim Sheehy, MMAC President, as well as special guests.

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Community Town Hall

Virtual Community Town Halls took place on Mondays at 6:00 pm through May 18, 2020. Each week health updates were provided on coronavirus (COVID-19) and physicians and scientists answered questions from the community.  

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COVID-19 Incidence and Growth Rate

These data show incidence of COVID-19 cases and testing over time. The maps show incidence in the Milwaukee region and the graph shows incidence in Wisconsin.

Incidence of Cases

This map shows the total number of cases in Milwaukee County, and where the people who were diagnosed live. Many of the “hotspots” are places like prisons and nursing homes, where people are close together, and infection is spread easily.

COVID-19 Incidence of Cases Cumulative

Data Sources: Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems (WEDSS) (incidence data); 2018 American Community Survey (population data); City of Milwaukee Map Milwaukee Portal (neighborhood boundaries); Census Bureau TIGER/Line Shapefiles (census place boundaries)

Incidence of Testing

This map shows where tests are being conducted in Milwaukee County. More tests are being conducted at high-risk locations, like prisons and nursing homes, which can be seen when comparing the two maps.

COVID-19 Incidence of Testing Cumulative

Daily Incidence in Wisconsin

Daily incidence across all of Wisconsin is shown in the graph below. Each bar represents the total number of positive cases per day.

COVID-19 Daily Incidence Wisconsin

Reproductive Number

Reproductive number (R0) is another way of examining growth rate of the virus. This number captures the number of new cases that result from one existing case. MCW has been tracking the R for COVID-19. As of 5/18/20, the R in Milwaukee County is 1.2, indicating that for each infected person, 1.2 new people are infected.

COVID-19 Reproductive Number

Quick Glance Stats

Updated 5/29/20

733

New daily positive tests in Wisconsin

5%

Positive tests as % of total tests for past 7 days - Wisconsin

477

New daily positive tests in Milwaukee

17.4%

Positive tests as % of total tests for past 7 days - Milwaukee

Do you feel sick?

If you feel sick, stay home and call your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, call 211. If you are in an emergency, call 911.

To check your symptoms, visit these COVID-19 self-assessment tools:

Human Diagnosis Project: EnglishSpanish
Wisconsin Health Connect: English

What To Do When You're Sick

Trusted Resources

Local, national and international resources for the most up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Community & Social

Spectrum Cable
Spectrum is offering free 60 days of internet to households with K-12 or college students. Call (844) 488-8395 to enroll. Some restrictions apply.
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Milwaukee Continuum of Care
Emergency shelters and permanent housing.
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211 Wisconsin
Comprehensive list of COVID-19 Resources: Gov. Evers FAQs, videos, fact sheets, online screening tool, financial assistance.
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Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Provide info on senior dining sites as carryout meals only, Meals on Wheels service, Aging Resource Call Center, Eras Senior Network (prioritizing medical appointments and grocery trips).
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Milwaukee Community Care and Mutual Aid
Organized to provide a collaborative care and information to community members who may be most affected during these uncertain times.
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YMCA of Metro Milwaukee: COVID-19 Emergency Response Camp
Offering emergency childcare for health care professionals and essential emergency personnel at Rite-Hite Family YMCA, located at 9250 N. Green Bay Rd., Brown Deer and at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Conference Center located at 2920 W. Dakota St., Milwaukee.
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Medical Transportation Management
MTM, Inc., is required by federal law to provide the least costly type of ride based on your medical transportation needs. This could include bus tickets or gas for your car.
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YMCA of Metro Milwaukee: COVID-19 Response
Tips and suggestions to support the Y's efforts through philanthropy, advocacy, engagement and inclusion efforts.
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IMPACT
COVID-19 local, state and county resources.
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Sojourner Family Peace Center
COVID-19 resources for those affected by domestic abuse and offers available shelter.
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Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin
Goodwill has organized COVID-19 essential resource links by state and county ranging from Basic Needs, Financial Resources, and Job Search Resources to Health, Well-being and Children and Family Resources.
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Milwaukee DNC 2020
Organized by state and counties so you can quickly find the information you need.
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Harvard Health: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
Downloadable COVID-19 fact sheets that cover prevention, safety measures and specific demographic info pertaining to age groups in over 30 languages.
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Milwaukee Health Department
Novel Coronavirus Resource Page
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Disaster Distress Helpline
Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for counseling and support for distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
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St. Francis de Sales Seminary
For Milwaukee's homeless residents who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, the City is partnering with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to provide housing at the empty St. Francis de Sales Seminary.
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HealthWell Foundation
If you or a member of your household has received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or is of a high risk group, visit HealthWell Foundation Covid-19 Fund for assistance with costs associated with having food or medicine deliveries, transportation, and diagnostics associated with COVID-19.
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Milwaukee Health Care Partnership
The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership in collaboration with the Free and Community Clinic Collaborative (FC3), sponsored the creation of the Safety Net Clinic Referral Directory, developed by IMPACT. It is a comprehensive inventory of the free and community clinics, community health centers and other safety net providers that serve low-income, uninsured and vulnerable populations in Milwaukee County.
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corp
Essential Business Declaration: To find out more about businesses that are deemed essential, you can visit the list provided by the State of Wisconsin.
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MATC
Comprehensive list of County COVID-19 Resources, regularly updated and maintained by MATC.
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MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, Inc.
Offer a daytime sanctuary and multi-resource center for homeless and at risk homeless individuals.
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Milwaukee Urban League
COVID-19 Resource List
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Stay Home MKE
A new and evolving landing page with information for the general public about the importance of staying home, including a link to take a pledge to Stay Home and Save Lives.
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Economic

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Support nonprofits serving our community on the local front of the global coronavirus pandemic by donating to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MKE Responds to COVID-19 Fund.
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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
United Way’s nonprofit partners are experiencing increased need for emergency food service, increased costs for needed medical equipment and for cleaning supplies.
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City of Milwaukee Department of City Development
Compiled list of local, state and federal resources offered to businesses during COVID-19; includes a link to each Business Improvement District COVID-19 Resource Page.
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Brew City Match Program
Funding to small businesses via COVID-19 Small Business Grant and Small Business Emergency Loan Fund.
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Kiva
Kiva has expanded its lending terms and eligibility to help small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Downtown Milwaukee businesses that are women-, minority- and/or veteran-owned are also eligible for a 50% match from WEDC to expedite their loan.
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Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition
Offering the COVID-19 Small Business Impact Grant to assist small ethnic and diverse businesses of any industry that are a business member in of one the Wisconsin Chambers of Commerce.
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BizStarts Milwaukee
COVID-19 resources for entrepreneurs.
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Gener8tor Emergency Response Program
Hosting emergency, one-week virtual programs for all small businesses, nonprofits, startups, freelancers and artists affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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UEDA
Compiled list of COVID-19 resources, updated and maintained by UEDA.
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MMAC
MMAC's COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for Businesses.
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WEDC
Resource Page includes Small Business 20/20 program, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance, Strategies for Small Businesses to Navigate COVID-19 Challenges.
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U.S. Travel Association
COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Resources.
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Manpower Group
Keeping America Working Employment Campaign: People can text Manpower or Talent to 44844 and then are directed to a landing site to fill out an online application for available job opportunities.
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Restaurant Workers of Madison and Milwaukee Fund
To support service industry workers who are currently unemployed, they have created a fund to support the sector employees.
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MKE Artist Relief Fund
To help support our city's artists and creators, they are raising money for a MKE Artist Relief Fund that will benefit Milwaukee-based artists who have experienced a financial loss due to a cancelled live event, performance, or engagement.
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Community Benefit Financial Company
The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company (CBFC) subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of WI COVID-19 Relief Fund
To help the Wisconsin clubs with the purchasing of food, acquiring supplies, paying staff, and addressing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Milwaukee Economic Development Corp
A private non-profit corporation that serves Milwaukee businesses by providing low interest loans and other resources.
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Education

Scholastic Learn at Home
Online lessons plans for PreK-12.
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Amazing Educational Resources
Comprehensive list of ED companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
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Class Central
Comprehensive list of free online courses at Ivy League Colleges.
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MPS Online Learning
Online instructional materials and learning activities.
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PBS Kids Daily
Newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.
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NESCA
Suggestions and tips offered to parents with children dealing with COVID-19.
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EAB
EAB is working with partner universities and community colleges to plan for, respond to, and communicate with stakeholders about the 2019 coronavirus outbreak.
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Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp
WWBIC has transitioned all in-person classes to online through April, which includes business and financial educational programming on-line and on-demand.
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Entertainment/Hospitality

Milwaukee Downtown
Curated calendar of virtual entertainment activities and live streams from various downtown businesses.
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88Nine Radio Milwaukee
A weekday schedule of 88Nine's virtual events, talk shows and open forum discussions with listeners.
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Milwaukee 414 Day
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee Day will be virtual this 4/14. Provides a list of businesses, non-profits, venues, restaurants, cafes, bars, cultural institutions, or someone raising money for those hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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USA Today
JSOnline’s parent company USA Today is offering a place for small businesses (not just restaurants) to sell gift cards. There's a list of over 100 business from the Milwaukee area and nearby cities.
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National Restaurant Association
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment.
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Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program
Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.
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CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees)
CORE is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to granting support to food & beverage service employees with children, who are experiencing circumstances such as a major medical diagnosis of a parent or child, death of a parent or child, or loss of home due to a natural disaster.
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MKE Strong Mobile App
Mobile App to download on your phone to support local restaurants, retailers and artists. Businesses are able to upload their information for free.
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USBG National Charity Foundation
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
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TipMKE
TipMKE was created as a resource to find your local service industry providers on mobile payment service apps, so that you can provide a tip digitally, as you would if you were patronizing their workplace.
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Food

Hunger Task Force
Milwaukee County Emergency Food Distribution Map includes locations for the following sites: food pantries, senior stock box, MPS, Non-MPS Districts, Milw Center for Independence, Boys & Girls Clubs.
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MPS
Grab & Go Free Meals offered at 20 MPS sites 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
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Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Food Pantry listings throughout Wisconsin counties.
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Fondy's Food Market
List of vendors with pre-order food pickup options.
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Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Gathering information from restaurants statewide to share with the public including restaurants who provide delivery, curbside or to-go service in the next few weeks in response to the limitations and suggestions that are in place as a result of the Coronavirus.
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Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s meal continuation plan will ensure children 18 years of age or younger receive three meals per day, Sunday–Saturday, through the closure.
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The Tandem
Committed to providing free community meals to those in need each day; no questions asked.
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Friedens Community Ministries
Has four operating food pantry locations across the city and are available to help those in need or you can support their work.
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Bay View Community Center
Offer Family Snack Pack Pickup to southside residents (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm); includes non-perishables and Emergency Food Pantry (Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm), Wednesday and Friday (2:30-5:15 pm)
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Riverwest Food Pantry
Providing food during normal hours as a "pick-up service" of pre-bagged food; all food pickup will take place at St. Casimir location.
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Running Rebels
Bagged to-go breakfasts are distributed from 8:30-9:30 am, and Saturday bagged to-go lunches are distributed from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
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Government

City of Milwaukee Health Department
Updated information on COVID-19 in the city of Milwaukee.
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City of Wauwatosa
Updated information on COVID-19 in the city of Wauwatosa.
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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
Advice and resources for people suffering from social isolation and 24-hour crisis hotline available to speak with clinicians at (414) 257-7222.
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Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard
Use this interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus in Milwaukee County.
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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Updated information on COVID-19 in the state of Wisconsin.
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Healthcare/Medical

Children's Wisconsin
If your child has symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath) or other COVID-19 concerns, please call your child's doctor or visit Children's Online Urgent Care.
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Froedtert Hospital
If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or need to learn more about testing, call our hotline at (414) 805-2000.
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Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries COVID-19 Guide
This guide provides resources about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Many of the resources included in this guide are updated continuously.
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Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
SCHC's COVID-19 Community Toolkit to be shared by south side organizations to inform residents living in zip codes 53204 & 53215.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
COVID-19 Public Health Response for protecting veterans.
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Wisconsin Health Connect: COVID-19 Coronavirus Screening
Complete a fast, easy and confidential self-assessment for COVID-19.
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WPHCA Health Center COVID-19 Testing Toolkit
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA) is the association for the 17 Federally Qualified Health Centers (Community Health Centers) in Wisconsin.
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Human Diagnosis Project's Coronavirus Self-Assessment Tool
This tool will help you decide when to visit a healthcare center, whether to distance yourself or If you should get tested.
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National and International Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
As the nation's health protection agency, the CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety and security threats.
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Symptoms of Coronavirus
Understand the wide range of COVID-19 symptoms. 
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Human Diagnosis Project
Use this tool to determine when to visit a healthcare center, whether to distance yourself, and if you should get tested.
English Spanish

Johns Hopkins Medicine - What is Coronavirus
Information about Coronavirus, Social and Physical Distancing and Self-Quarantine.
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Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Interactive World Map
Use this interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the world.
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Johns Hopkins COVID-19 U.S. Map
Use this interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the United States.
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World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.
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Neighborhood

Near West Side Partners
COVID-19 resources for businesses and residents, includes NWSP's Live, Work, Play Program rental assistance up to $500 to support employees of Near West Side businesses who live in one of the seven Near West Side neighborhoods and are affected by closings and layoffs. Email Lindsey St Arnold Bell for more information at associate@nearwestsidepartners.org.
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Lindsay Heights Milwaukee COVID-19 Resource Group (managed by Walnut Way Conservation Corp)
Real-time updates and resources for Lindsay Heights residents.
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