Milwaukee County asks residents to limit in-person usage of county-provided services

Posted at 7:48 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 09:03:34-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee county is asking that residents limit non-essential bus travel among other measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

It's also asking that those who use MCTS to exit through the back of the bus to limit contact with the driver.

The other measures the county is taking to prevent the spread of the virus is by closing all county parks and golf courses. Park rentals, special events, and other organized sports in conjunction with country parks has been suspended until April 17.

The zoo has canceled all upcoming events.

The Department of Aging has said many food service programs will transition to carry-out meals only. Meals on Wheels will continue to operate as normal.

The Milwaukee County Disabilities Services Division has closed the Friedens' food pantry indefinitely. You are encouraged to call the Disability Resource Call Center at (414) 289-6660 for more information. The county also asks that if you need special assistance you call that number before coming in for an in-person visit.

The county jail will only offer video visitations. No in-person contact will be allowed.

To sum things up, the county is asking that you limit all in-person contact with any county-provided service, practice social distancing, and continue to perform safe hygiene habits.

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