COVID-19 Information & Resources

COVID-19 Statement

The safety of our visitors and the people who live and work in this great city is Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21’s top priority. 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are tracking developments carefully and will take direction from the City and State Health Departments and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make fact and data-based decisions in the best interest of our visitors, residents, workforce and businesses.

Our team here at Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is actively following the Safer at Home order that Gov. Evers issued on March 25, 2020 and encourages our community to do the same. As of March 16, 2020, our team started working remotely and scheduling virtual/online meetings until further notice. Our street-level office on Wisconsin Avenue is closed until further notice. 

Understanding that this is a fluid situation, we will provide updates regarding Milwaukee Downtown events and activities as they develop and encourage you to check our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter regularly. Our entire team is working to gather and disseminate information relative to economic resources, as well as ways we can continue to support businesses and the arts. We will share that information as it becomes available. 

We encourage everyone to be cognizant of the potential risks that COVID-19 presents and take appropriate actions to help prevent the spread of the virus. The CDC website has up-to-date information and recommendations that can be found here

Let’s continue to be patient and supportive of each other as we navigate through this challenge together.


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of respiratory viruses: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing guidelines -- The CDC defines social distancing as "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or have cold / flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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