Milwaukee County could face $450 million total budget impact from COVID-19

Posted at 7:06 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 11:14:22-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County could face a $450 million impact on its total budget after the COVID-19 health crisis.

From PPE, to furloughs, to lost revenue, Milwaukee County is going to see a major impact on their budget, according to projections released by the county Thursday evening.

As of now, COVID-19 has already cost the county over $40 million. This money has gone towards things like PPE, overtime, and sanitation.

The county has also seen a major loss in revenue as events and hotel bookings have been canceled.

"The costs of providing critical services related to the COVID-19 pandemic are staggering and intensified by the economic slowdown, causing significant strain on an already strapped County budget," said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. "We are calling on our State and Federal officials to support Milwaukee County with the resources we need to do what we do best − serve County residents.”

Reopening the county will cost even more money, causing even more of an impact on the total budget. This $450 million is simply a projection, only time will tell what the end total will be.

You can find a full breakdown of the budget and where money is going below.

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