Mostly virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee

NOW: Mostly virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A mostly virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday, Aug.17.

CBS 58 got a look inside the Wisconsin Center, the building which is the center of all the virtual action.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will accept the party's nomination from Delaware and will not be appearing in person in Milwaukee.

For those that will be going in-person to the Wisconsin Center, the DNC is requiring all staff and members of the media to take a daily COVID-19 test and temperature check before going inside the building.

Live speakers will address the nation every night of the convention. The speakers heading to the Wisconsin Center include: Congresswoman Gwen Moore, convention co-chair and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, convention secretary Jason Rae, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Gov. Tony Evers and Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

A schedule of events can be found on the DNC's website

In downtown Milwaukee, barricades and fences are up along with the presence of United States Secret Service and law enforcement. 

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin held a virtual news conference Monday, with Labor Union Leader Dennis Delie and a small business owner to condemn Pres. Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Senator Baldwin said Pres. Trump did not provide enough contact tracing and testing programs as well as PPE supplies for Wisconsinites.

"As President Trump comes to Oshkosh, Wisconsin today, we are reminded of his failures of leadership," ," said Sen. Baldwin. "We are reminded of the broken promises to Wisconsin workers and farmers. Now, clearly President Trump did not cause coronavirus yet his complete inability to respond to this pandemic brings us to the point of crisis."

Pres. Trump will be in Oshkosh Monday afternoon, where he may respond to Baldwin's comments. 

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