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, MAY 4

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Positive: 8,236
Negative: 80,467
Deaths: 340
(Milwaukee County: 3,296 positive cases, 195 deaths)

• There won’t be a Riverwest 24 race this year, but there will be “something” [Milwaukee Record]

• Milwaukee Public Market is offering curbside (and “crabside”) pickup [Milwaukee Record]

• Northwestern Mutual cancels annual meeting because of Covid-19 [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Wisconsin State Fair continues to plan for August dates [Milwaukee Business Journal]

TUESDAY, MAY 5

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Positive: 8,566
Negative: 83,967
Deaths: 353
(Milwaukee County: 3,353 positive cases, 201 deaths)

• Help save Pabst Theater Group (and 1,000 other independent music venues) [Milwaukee Record]

• Milwaukee County COVID-19 death toll tops 200 as everyone plans to reopen whenever they want [Milwaukee Record]

• 2020 Locust Street Festival, Riverwest Beer Run have been canceled [Milwaukee Record]

• Wisconsin Supreme Court justice invokes internment of Japanese-Americans in debate over state’s stay-at-home order [CNN]

• Milwaukee’s largest business group calls for May 11 end to Safer At Home, gradual reopening of economy [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• As State Supreme Court Hears Arguments, Wisconsin’s Stay-At-Home Order Hangs In Balance [Wisconsin Public Radio]

• State Makes Progress on Bounce Back Plan [Urban Milwaukee]

• State Will Test All Nursing Home Residents [Urban Milwaukee]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Positive: 8,901
Negative: 87,826
Deaths: 362
(Milwaukee County: 3,469 positive cases, 204 deaths)

• Center Street Daze, MKE Short Film Fest latest to cancel 2020 events [Milwaukee Record]

• Milwaukee Business Group Wants To Begin Opening State Next Week [Wisconsin Public Radio]

• Assembly Speaker Outlines Possible GOP Changes To Stay-At-Home Order [Wisconsin Public Radio]

• City To Furlough, Cut Hours For 750 Employees [Urban Milwaukee]

• Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear [Urban Milwaukee]

• Milwaukee County Zoo’s reopening plan envisions starting with sharply reduced capacity [Milwaukee Business Journal]

THURSDAY, MAY 7

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Positive: 9,215
Negative: 93,035
Deaths: 374
(Milwaukee County: 3,573 positive cases, 212 deaths)

• We asked a local tattoo artist how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted her business, the industry [Milwaukee Record]

• Wisconsin lost out on $25M in federal funding because GOP lawmakers waited to pass coronavirus relief bill [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• ‘We have to test more people’: Wisconsin expands coronavirus testing for African American, Latino and tribal communities [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites [Urban Milwaukee]

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results
Positive: 9,590
Negative: 97,265
Deaths: 384
(Milwaukee County: 3,722, 219 deaths)

• Gov. Evers unveils “best practices to reopen” for various types of Wisconsin businesses [Milwaukee Record]

• Wisconsin Businesses Plan For Possible Reopening Amid Uncertainty [Wisconsin Public Radio]

• Coronavirus, not cold weather, is the reason the Traveling Beer Gardens are delayed for summer [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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