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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of Monday, April 5, all residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for individuals ages 16 and 17. The Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine Public Health Department, and the Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Regency Mall […]

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A Year in Review: COVID-19 Impact

A year ago this was our last week living our normal lives and no one knew it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our county. This virus impacted our lives in every way imaginable. From entertainment to education, our lives were drastically altered. Racine County Eye readers weighed in to share how their lives were impacted […]

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COVID-19: Why is it a big deal?

Officials with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization have sounded an alarm about COVID-19, a virus that comes with a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Normally these seemingly benign symptoms don’t cause an entire nation to shut down but it has. So here’s why COVID-19 has become such a […]

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COVID-19: Hygiene tips

Good hygiene practices are a must to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). In an exclusive interview, Racine County Eye owner Denise Lockwood spoke to Dr. Michael O. Frank, Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at the Medical College of Wisconsin about the importance of good hygiene practices. We asked him […]

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COVID-19 resources

To get the latest information about the COVID-19 virus, the Racine County Eye receives information from multiple sources: the Center for Disease Control, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Racine County, Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine, and the City of Racine Health Department. One message is consistent: residents need to take the […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases United States: 1,519,986 Wisconsin: 12,885 Central Racine County Health Department: 382 confirmed, 106 probable, 3,291 negative, 12 deaths City of Racine Health Department: 715 confirmed, 93 probable, 2,580 negative, 8 deaths Racine County total: 1,097 confirmed, 199 probable, 5,871 negative, 20 deaths Central Racine County and City of Racine Health Department The […]

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COVID-19 upswing continues in City

RACINE, WI – The City of Racine continued to lead the county in confirmed cases of the COVID-19virus, according to figures released Friday afternoon. The Racine Health Department (RHD) reported 1,175 confirmed cases and 148 probable cases of COVID-19. There were 5,310 negative test results. RHD reported 11 deaths. Racine County reported a total of […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview Ahead of Easter weekend, the Racine County Joint Information Center issued a news release with a reminder that Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order banning gatherings of more than 10 people extends to religious gatherings. The City of Racine and Central Racine County health departments encourage residents to stay safe by practicing religion and […]