COVID-19 Information & Resources

COVID-19 Action Steps

Being a resource to businesses is a top priority for Milwaukee Downtown. To keep our stakeholders and community up to date with the latest information, we've compiled a series of resource directories. From economic packages to listings of businesses operating during the crisis and innovative, at-home engagement opportunities, our goal is to provide an evolving list of available resources. 

While our team here at Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is actively following Gov. Evers' Safer at Home order and working remotely, we remain committed to delivering you the latest news and information. Below are a few of the ways in which we're responding to the needs of our businesses and neighbors. If you have additional ideas or suggestions for these directories, please share with us at

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 knows that our community has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To better understand the needs of our businesses, we have assembled this short survey to assess how our organization may best serve our stakeholders during this crisis.

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

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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