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NOTICE: City Buildings & Services Affected by COVID-19

A phased reopening of Oak Creek's municipal buildings has begun.  City Hall, the Police Station, the Public Works building, and Water & Sewer Utility HQ reopened on June 2. More details here.

As of July 6, the Oak Creek Public Library is open for limited Take Out Service in addition to Curbside Pick Up. More details here.

The Oak Creek Recycling Yard has reopened during normally scheduled hours. More details here.

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Stay Safe, Oak Creek!

As Wisconsin starts to reopen, we must stay safe and continue to protect ourselves and others in our community from COVID-19. Keep yourself, your loved ones and our community safe by following public health guidelines and taking protective measures.

Get your questions answered here, and download your own Stay Safe OC graphics here to share on social media. 

How Can I Stay Safe?

As the Wisconsin weather improves and more establishments re-open to the public, it will be tempting to resume life as normal. Remember: until a vaccine is developed, every face-to-face interaction you have means you could be spreading COVID-19. When you venture out, we encourage you to take protective measures and practice physical distancing to keep yourself and our community safe. These protective measures include:

  • Physical distancing by keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home
    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm's length) from other people
    • Do not gather in groups
    • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hand washing is not readily available
  • Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
  • Not shaking hands
  • Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces
  • Wearing a mask or cloth face covering outside of your home
  • Following all other public health recommendations issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Latest Information

There is a lot of information - and misinformation - being shared right now.  Be sure to turn to trusted sources of information about COVID-19.  The City of Oak Creek is committed to keeping you safe and informed.  

Here are some of the best sources for the most up-to-date information:

Oak Creek Health Department COVID-19 Updates

Milwaukee County COVID-19 Updates

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Testing

The Wisconsin National Guard is conducting free COVID-19 testing for anyone, regardless of symptoms. Drive-thru and walk-up testing are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Saturday. No appointment is needed.

Barack Obama School-Custer Stadium - 4300 W. Fairmount Avenue  

Milwaukee South – UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Avenue  

All other testing sites require an appointment. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath), use the map to find a health center and make an appointment for your test or call 2-1-1.

Milwaukee County and its partners are working with Community Health Centers to ensure those who need COVID-19 tests can get them.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my responsibility to follow these protective measures??
Can I go out to reopened businesses?
What is physical distancing?
Is physical distancing the same as social distancing??
Why should I wear a mask in public?
What is a high-touch surface?
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting
I want to go out and stay safe. What can I do?
What does self-quarantine mean?
What is Coronavirus or COVID-19?
When should I get tested?
Where can I get tested?


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Click the download link to see the full-size image in a new browser tab. Then right-click the graphic to save it. Finally, upload to your favorite social media channel to share this live-saving message with friends and family.

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