Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett sworn in for fifth term

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett took his oath of office Tuesday, April 21, to officially start his fifth term as mayor. 

This ceremony was a little different than in year's past. 

Mayor Barrett took the oath outside of his home, where he's been working fro weeks to maintain social distancing. 

"We are being asked to do something unprecedented in our history, really something unprecedented as human beings. We're being asked to stay away from each other and that's not something that comes naturally to most people,that's not something that comes naturally to me but I think we all recognize that's there's something bigger at play here," Barrett said. 

Barrett says to squash COVID-19 we need to take actions that are bigger than ourselves. 

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