Milwaukee (WQOW) – The Democratic National Convention previously slated for July has been backed up by a month because of the coronavirus.
According to the Democratic National Convention Committee, the convention will now take place the week of August 17. It will still take place in Milwaukee.
“In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention. During this critical time, when the scope and scale of the pandemic and its impact remain unknown, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of health care professionals and emergency responders,” said Joe Solmonese, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee.
Solmonese said Milwaukee has opened its arms to the committee for over a year and the committee remains committed to hosting the convention in the city.
Fiserv Forum, the Wisconsin Center District and hotels are available during the week of August 17, according to Solmonese.
Solmonese said they will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are open to making changes in the weeks and months to come like adjusting the format of the convention to limiting crowd size.