Key Milwaukee

July 2020

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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A welcome from your KEY to Metro Milwaukee It's safe to say we are living in unprecedented times. As late as March, we were looking forward to a massive influx of Milwaukee visitors during the spring, summer and fall. Then, seemingly overnight, upcoming meetings, concerts, sporting events and more were cancelled or postponed as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout Wisconsin, the U.S. and the world. The resources of local and state governments, as well as the private sector, continue to be marshaled to combat this epidemic. In parts of the Milwaukee Metro area, restaurants and retail businesses are being reopened on a limited basis. Continued precautions to prevent exposure to the virus, such as social distancing and wearing masks, are encouraged by health departments in all areas. Nearly all major events that attract large crowds have been cancelled, including Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair. The start of the Major League Baseball season has yet to be determined and it is expected that games will be played without fans. The National Basketball Association season, which was suspended with the Milwaukee Bucks leading all teams, is considering playoffs with all games in Orlando, Florida. The Democratic National Convention continues to be scheduled for Aug.17-20 in Fiserv Forum, but it is expected to be scaled down because of health concerns. Visitors in July may face some pre- convention activity in downtown Milwaukee. Also, peaceful protests against police misconduct may be experienced in Milwaukee and other communities in the metro area. Our popular museums are in the process of reopening, with health restrictions. We encourage you to frequently check with their websites for up-to-date information. We cannot predict when normal activity will resume. But we are confident that as we all pull together, medical advances and changes in behavior will counter this pandemic. KEY's guiding philosophy always has been that success is possible only through strong relationships and partnerships. Please support the businesses, arts groups, and public institutions you see listed in these pages in any way you can. That's the KEY to Milwaukee Strong! Laure Leplae-Arthur Publisher

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