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Posted inCORONAVIRUSLocal news

COVID-19 vaccines help people against the variant, even though there are breakthrough cases, health officials say

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to mask up and get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. Dr. Michael O. Frank The reason: The Delta variant has a higher transmission rate than COVID and the majority of people hospitalized are among those who have not […]

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Dr. Michael O. Frank, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. In Racine County, about half of the 196,000 residents in Racine County received at least one dose of the vaccine and 46 percent of all residents have completed the […]

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Milwaukee man arrested for 5th drunk driving incident

YORKVILLE – A Milwaukee man was arrested here early Wednesday on a 5th offense of drunk driving, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to a news release, a sheriff’s deputy found a vehicle parked on the shoulder of South Sylvania Avenue near Grandview Parkway with its headlights on and engine running shortly after midnight on Wednesday. […]

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Will Racine Unified require wear face masks this fall? Possibly

RACINE – As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased, health officials want the Racine Unified School District Board of Education to require staff and students to wear face masks. The current re-entry plan allows students and staff the option to wear a mask, but that policy may change as the district considers new data and recommendations. “We hope […]