In lieu of our end-of-week “Stuff We Missed” roundup, we’re rounding up some news and data about the continued COVID-19 crisis. Stay safe, Milwaukee.

MONDAY, MARCH 23

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Negative: 7050
Positive: 416
Deaths: 5
(Milwaukee County: 204 total cases, 3 total deaths)

• Gov. Evers to issue “safer-at-home” order, which is a nice way of saying “shelter-in-place” [Milwaukee Record]

• Mayor Barrett to issue “stay-at-home” order for City of Milwaukee [Milwaukee Record]

• Summerfest will move to September [Milwaukee Record]

• City May Use Hotels for Quarantine [Urban Milwaukee]

• County Asks for Equipment Donations [Urban Milwaukee]

• Milwaukee businesses begin announcing mass layoffs during coronavirus pandemic [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Milwaukee streetcar cutting service in response to coronavirus [Milwaukee Business Journal]

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Negative: 8237
Positive: 457
Deaths: 5
(Milwaukee County: 219 total cases, 3 total deaths)

• Read the full text of Wisconsin’s “safer-at-home” order and then please stay safe at home [Milwaukee Record]

• Read the full text of Milwaukee’s “stay-at-home” order and then please stay at home [Milwaukee Record]

• African-Americans Hit Hard by COVID-19 [Urban Milwaukee]

• Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay [Urban Milwaukee]

• Marcus to close Hilton, St. Kate, but will leave The Pfister open during coronavirus pandemic [Milwaukee Business Journal]

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Negative: 10,089
Positive: 585
Deaths: 6
(Milwaukee County: 290 total cases, 3 total deaths)

• Ascension St. Joseph Hospital opens mobile testing center for free COVID-19 tests [Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service]

• Alderman Asks Hospital for Free Testing [Urban Milwaukee]

• Milwaukee sees 25 events canceled and 41 postponed, resulting in millions in lost spending [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Sendik’s Food Market among grocers installing partitions at checkout lanes [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Milwaukee resumes construction permit reviews with new precautions [Milwaukee Business Journal]

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Negative: 11,583
Positive: 707
Deaths: 8
(Milwaukee County: 347 total cases, 5 total deaths)

• MCTS buses will be free beginning March 28 [Milwaukee Record]

• ‘No part of the city is immune’: Milwaukee leaders launch coronavirus awareness campaign focused on African Americans [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Milwaukee Metro Area Ranks 6th Nationally for COVID-19 Case Rate [Urban Milwaukee]

• Wisconsin receives more than 70,000 jobless claims this week; national filings jump by over 3 million [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• DNC event bookings screech to a halt in Milwaukee; how can they recover? [Milwaukee Business Journal]

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Negative: 13,140
Positive: 842
Deaths: 13
(Milwaukee County: 411 total cases, 6 total deaths)

• Two more people die after coronavirus outbreak at senior care facility [WISN 12]

• A Milwaukee company offers home testing for coronavirus for a fee. Free testing at Wisconsin’s public labs is still hard to get. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Gov. Evers issues order to temporarily suspend evictions, foreclosures [WISN 12]

• CDC officials are in Milwaukee studying how coronavirus has spread here [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.

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