- Updated information on the city’s vaccination efforts can be found here … https://smwi.org/420/COVID-19-Vaccine. This includes updates on newly eligible populations.
- Sign up for email notifications of open clinics here … https://bit.ly/COVIDVaccineCommSignup
- The Zone E health departments have also announced they will be closing the Bucyrus testing facility on March 30, after delivering more than 18,000 tests. I want to thank everyone who played a role in making this facility happen, including all of the health department and city workers who coordinated to deliver this life-saving service. And thank you to the Reich Brothers for allowing use of the facility. Press release
- For information on where you can get tested for COVID-19 in your community, visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community-testing.htm.
You also may have received a citywide phone call from me on Wednesday evening. Here is the text …
Mayor – COVID-19 Citywide Phone Call
Good evening, this is South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks with important news on the Health Department’s COVID-19 response.
Earlier this month, the South Milwaukee/St. Francis, Cudahy, and Oak Creek health departments launched a South Shore COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the former K-Mart store in Cudahy. To learn more, please visit the city’s website at smwi.org and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination alert at the top of the page.
From there, you can sign up for vaccine related email updates. These email updates will provide you with an opportunity to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services establishes who is eligible for vaccines.
We prefer you sign up to receive vaccine clinic information via email. If you are unable to use the online system, you may call the Health Department at 414-768-8055 to be added to a phone list.
Also, a word about testing. The South Shore testing site at the former Bucyrus Campus will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, March 30.
Over 18,000 individuals have been tested at this site since the fall. COVID-19 testing will continue at American Family Field in Milwaukee on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Residents can call 2.1.1. for additional testing information.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to vaccinate our community … and we ask for your continued diligence with other safety measures. Wear a mask, watch your distance, cover your cough and sneeze and wash your hands.
Please join me in thanking our Health Department and all of the city employees who are coordinating these efforts.
Stay healthy, South Milwaukee. Good bye.