Crowley delivers optimistic virtual State of the County address

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley gave a virtual State of the County address Wednesday, Feb. 24.

He focused on how well Milwaukee has done in its fight against coronavirus.

"I'm pleased to report that the state of the county is stronger than any of us could have predicted in the early months of the pandemic this time last year," he said.

Crowley looked back at the past year, saying when the COVID-19 pandemic arose, a local public health declaration was put into place.

He says the Emergency Operations Center was put together to coordinate a countywide response.

"County employees stepped up in big ways to continue serving our residents. The Milwaukee County Transit System implemented masking and distancing protocols to keep our buses running. Courts developed virtual hearing options. The Division on Aging developed a curbside meal program."

Crowley also gave a special thanks to health care workers, first responders and many others who are on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

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