Find resources to help you and your family during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Locations with Baby Formula

General COVID-19 Information

Find information on COVID-19 tests, vaccines, masks, and treatment at COVID.gov.

Learn more about getting a second COVID-19 booster

UPDATE: CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older if eligible.

Vaccine Information for Milwaukee Residents

COVID-19 Booster Shots Information for Wisconsinites

COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County, COVID-19 Vaccine Info, Testing Locations, and General Information

Coronavirus Cases in Wisconsin

Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus

Stay Safe MKE

Community Testing Centers: Covid tests are being provided without cost at many sites across Wisconsin. To find a local community testing sites near you click here. You will be notified of your test results by phone or email. If you have been waiting for more than four days for your results from a community testing site, call the results hotline at 866-419-6988.

At-Home Tests: The government of Wisconsin has coordinated with the private sector to supply Covid-19 at home tests at no cost. These tests can be requesting by clicking here, regardless of whether you are experiencing Covid symptoms.

Additionally, the Biden Administration has made at-home Covid tests available to every American through the Department of Health and Human Services and the US Postal Service. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. To request your Covid tests through this program click here.

You can order 8 additional COVID-19 tests for your household.

Free Masks to Protect Against COVID-19

Recently, the federal government announced 400 million N95 masks will be distributed at no cost to Americans to help fight the spread of Covid-19. These masks are high-quality and are found to be more protective than cloth masks, surgical masks, or face shields. These N95 masks are being sent to Costco, CVS, Health Mart Pharmacies, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart among other locations.  The full list of participating businesses in Wisconsin through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program can be found here.

Helping Meet Your Immediate Needs

Gaining Access to Food

For Students and Children: If your Milwaukee Public School students needs a meal during school closures, there are distribution areas where students can pick up meals. Additionally, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) will provide a dinner meal along with breakfast and lunch and produce bags every Thursday to MPS students or anyone 18 years old or younger. Find locations here.

Find answers here to questions on how the pandemic will impact USDA Child Nutrition programs.

For Adults and Children: The Hunger Task Force has compiled a map of sites that provide food to adults and children throughout Milwaukee. Find locations here.

Additionally, some students currently enrolled in Institutions of Higher Learning are now temporarily eligible to participate in Wisconsin FoodShare. Find more information here.

Information on President Biden's American Rescue Plan and Budget Reconciliation

Fact Sheet on Rescue Plan and Budget Reconciliation

Agriculture Provisions

Natural Resources Provisions Budget Reconciliation Information 

Transportation and Infrastructure Provisions in Budget Reconciliation

Science, Space and Technology Provisions Budget Reconciliation


Biden Administration Executive Orders

Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States

Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Affordable Internet Service

Affordable Connectivity Program

Assistance During Unemployment

You can apply for unemployment benefits here.

Servicios de Beneficios del Seguro de Desempleo de Wisconsin

Housing

Housing Inc, will provide assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure and mortgage delinquency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can apply for assistance and learn about eligibility criteria here.

Tips for Milwaukee Tenants

Tips for Milwaukee Landlords

Community Advocates

Rent for Success program

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

Mediate Milwaukee

Social Development Commission

Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human Services (Housing Division)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coronavirus Resources

MacConon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

Utility Assistance

New COVID-19 Energy Assistance Guidelines

Energy Assistance Program

Internet Service Assistance

Education
If your student requires an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and you have questions about their education requirements during the pandemic, click here.

Student Loans

If you are struggling to pay your student loans during the pandemic, you could be placed in administrative forbearance, which would temporarily allow you stop making loan payments without facing penalties. 

Educational Resources for Students

Library of Congress Resources

Smithsonian Resources

Ways to Watch PBS Programming 

Camp PBS Programming Resources for Students

Camp PBS Programming (Pre K-Grade 2)

Summer of Learning Collection (Pre K-12)

PBS On-Air Programming for Children

Emergency Assistance for Small Businesses

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

If you are a small business owner and have questions about how to receive assistance during the pandemic, click here.

Wisconsin's Economic Development Corporation announced grants to small businesses that have been impacted by the public health crisis. Find more information here.

Find out here if your business is considered an essential or non-essential service under Governor Evers' Safer at Home order.

Additional Resources for Small Businesses

Apply for an Economic Injury Loan through the Small Business Administration here.

Child Care

Child care Map

Child Care for Essential Workers 

Find resources here if you are a health care worker in need of child care

Transportation

COVID-19 Information from Wisconsin's Department of Transportation

Information on the Milwaukee County Transit System's Reduced Services

The Hop Streetcar Schedule

Seniors

Milwaukee seniors (older than age 60) who meet certain income criteria can receive  a free box of healthy food from the Hunger Task Force.

The Milwaukee County on Aging is providing curbside meals and food available for pick up.   

Learn more about Hunger Task Force's Mobile Market here.

Finances

Wisconsin Bank Resources

Several banks are providing assistance for customers facing financial troubles, please check with your banking institution to know which resources are available to you and for the most updated information.

Associated Bank

US Bank

Chase Bank

Wells Fargo

TD Bank

Quicken Loans

Bank of America

Child Tax Credit

Eligibility and General Information

Advance Child Tax Credit Payment Information

Economic Impact Payment Information 

Fact Sheet on Second Round of Economic Impact Payments

FAQ On Second Economic Impact Payment

Information the Recovery Rebate Credit

Economic Impact Payment Information

Federal benefit recipients with children have more time to get the $500 Economic Impact Payment 

General Information

Deadline Extension for Tax Filing and Federal Income Payment 

Economic Impact Payments: What you Need to Know

FAQs on Rebates (Direct Cash Payments)

FAQs on Unemployment Benefits and Direct Cash Payments

Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments

Guidance on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients

Nueva información sobre los Pagos de estímulo económico de COVID-19 para los beneficiarios de Seguro Social y Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI, por sus siglas en inglés) 

Veterans

Milwaukee VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Find information on how to make an appointment with the VA here. Visit MyWisVets.com to determine if you are eligible for certain benefits.

Eligible veterans can receive a COVID-19 booster shot at Milwaukee's VA Medical Center by appointment only. Find more information here.

COVID-19 Updates from Wisconsin's Department of Veterans Affairs 
  
Resources for Domestic Violence Victims

The Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee operates a 24-hour confidential hotline at (414) 933-2722 and offers assistance with e-filing for restraining orders at (414) 278-5079. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Milwaukee's LGBT Community Center offers services through appointments only and can be reached at 414-271-2656. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Services are available on weekends through appointment only.

The Asha Project, which serves African-American women in Milwaukee, provides a crisis line from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at (414) 252-0075. 

Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition is available at  414 727-4900 and is open from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 pm and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

The Hmong American Women’s Association, which serves the Hmong and southeast Asian community, has advocates available at (414) 930-9352 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The WI Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline is available after hours at (877) 740-4292.

The UMOS Latina Resource Center in Milwaukee offers bi-lingual, bi-cultural, domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-human trafficking supportive services and operates a 24-hour hotline at (414) 389-6510.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at (800) 799-7233 or through their live chat.

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Funeral Assistance through FEMA

FEMA está ofreciendo asistencia para gastos fúnebres

COVID-19 Scams

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

Information on Scams - English

Information on Scams - Spanish

Additional Resources on COVID-19 Scams

Unemployment Scams

Resources on the Third Coronavirus Relief Package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 

Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Unemployment Compensation Information

2020 Reembolsos: Respuestas a las preguntas más comunes

Information on Other Coronavirus Relief Packages 

Summary of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act 

Summary of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act

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