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.
UPDATE: FDA Approves Moderna and Pfizer Boosters Targeting Omicron Variant
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
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.
Free Testing Resources
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 the American Rescue Plan
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 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
Rent for Success program
Legal Aid Society of 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
New COVID-19 Energy Assistance Guidelines
Energy Assistance Program
Internet Service Assistance
If your student requires an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and you have questions about their education requirements during the pandemic, click here.
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
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.
Additional Resources for Small Businesses
Apply for an Economic Injury Loan through the Small Business Administration here.
Child care Map
Child Care for Essential Workers
Find resources here if you are a health care worker in need of child care
COVID-19 Information from Wisconsin's Department of Transportation
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.
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.
Bank of America
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
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Funeral Assistance through FEMA
FEMA está ofreciendo asistencia para gastos fúnebres
Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Scams
Information on Scams - English
Information on Scams - Spanish
Additional Resources on COVID-19 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