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Wisconsin reports P.1 variant case, additional case of variant B.1.351

WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported its first case of P.1. variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Health officials refer to the strain as P.1. Casas of two other strains — B.1.1.7 and B.1.35.1 — have also been confirmed. State officials noted that the variants happen through mutations, which […]

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Center for Ethnic Studies to host Mini-Conference focusing on Health Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

SOMERS, Wis. – The UW-Parkside Center for Ethnic Studies will host the virtual mini-conference titled, “The Health Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.” This event will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 beginning at 3:30 p.m. CST. This conference features two-panel discussions with local leaders in healthcare and community-based organizations and a keynote […]

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Racine County Emergency Operations Center marks anniversary

RACINE – Friday marked the first anniversary of the Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation to manage and support the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out emergency management and ensuring its continuity. It is set up during large or complex incidents that require a high […]

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Registration for Vaccination Clinic Expands

Residents with underlying medical conditions who become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, March 22, can register now on the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry to receive the vaccine at the upcoming Regency Mall clinic. Residents can register for the clinic by visiting the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at https://vaccinate.wi.gov. They will then receive an […]

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Wisconsinites share how they are coping and adapting one year into the COVID-19 pandemic

By Bridgit Bowden, WPR Coburn Dukehart, Wisconsin Watch Bram Sable-Smith, Wisconsin Watch/WPR More than one year ago, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers directed the state Department of Health Services to order the temporary closure of K-12 schools across the state. It was the first sign of the social upheaval to come: business closures, virtual schooling, massive […]

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Report: Pandemic Accelerated Health Care Workforce Challenges

MADISON – The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated Wisconsin health care workforce trends and served as a testing ground for how the state’s hospitals could better deliver health care, according to a new Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) report released Wednesday. The WHA’s 2020 Health Care Workforce report included a detailed analysis of the pipeline of workers in […]

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Wisconsin has wasted few COVID-19 vaccine doses, data show

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch Wisconsin vaccine providers reported 2,247 wasted or spoiled doses of COVID-19 vaccine through February, state Department of Health Services records show. That’s less than 0.16% of the more than 1.4 million vaccine doses administered statewide during that same period. The figures track waste only from providers receiving doses from the […]

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How to Get a COVID-19 Shot in Wisconsin: Vaccine Hunters Share Tips

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch Robin Davis was thrilled to learn that Wisconsin deemed her family eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1. That offered hope that she and her children could soon safely venture outside their Milwaukee home. For the past year, the 56-year-old has mostly hunkered down with her son, 26, and daughter, […]