The City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner says that a third person has died in Milwaukee due to COVID-19.
Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said it was an African-American man in his 50’s, and the death happened Saturday.
This now makes five coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin.
In concert with the State of Wisconsin, the City of Milwaukee is having people stay home as much as possible with restrictions on what people are able to do, ,due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have prepared a stay at home order in the City of Milwaukee,” said Mayor Barrett during a teleconference at his home. He is self-isolating after having been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
“Our order and his order have been modeled after cities in other states.”
He says the order is not to “shelter in place,” meaning that wherever you are, you must stay there for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What we are trying to do here is obviously create a safer community. It is not to alarm everyone,” said the Mayor.
Restaurants will remain open for curbside service, per Commissioner Kowalik .