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City of Racine Summer Playground Program Safety Measures

Racine –City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS) will be implementing several new policies and procedures for the summer playground programs scheduled to begin on June 22, 2020. In an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus among youth and to ensure the programs are as safe as possible, the preventive measures […]

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Summer Playground Program Registration

Racine –City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS) is accepting registration for the summer playground programs set to begin on June 22. Registration is open to youth ages 4 through grades 8. PRCS staff are working with local health officials to establish preventative measures, policies, procedures, and activity modifications to reduce the spread […]

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City Partners with State and County to Open COVID-19 Community Testing Site

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine, in partnership with Racine County, the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin National Guard finalized plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 community testing site to open in the City of Racine at Festival Hall. The site will be open Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22 from […]

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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Takes a Community-Wide Effort

The Racine area continues to see large daily increases in new COVID-19 cases. While it is reaching all parts of the community, the COVID-19 Pandemic is disproportionately affecting minority populations and communities of colors in the City of Racine and Villages of Elmwood Park and Wind Point. Nearly 40% of cases report being of Hispanic […]

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Racine County Announces COVID-19 Housing Plan

As part of the continued response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Racine County Emergency Operations Center has announced a housing plan to support hospitals, essential workers, and residents with special needs. “Racine County has again come together to help ensure our communities are prepared for all scenarios as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold,” County […]

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City of Racine to Launch Small Business Emergency Fund in Wake of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis small businesses will be forced to make some tough decisions as they will be the first to economic impacts of the virus. The City of Racine is taking a proactive step in trying to assistance businesses by redirecting $250,000 in federal funding to create a Small Business Emergency Fund for businesses […]

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Racine County Health Department contact

Due to continuing computer system complications, the City of Racine Public HealthDepartment has implemented alternative email contact which will be utilized untilthe City’s network and applications are once again functional. Contact Information:racinepublichealth@gmail.com Public Health Department representatives are requesting that telephone calls bedirected to (262)-636-9201. All current Public Health telephone numbers areunable to retrieve voicemail messages […]

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Mayor Mason Announces Round Two of the Successful Microenterprise Loan Program

The City of Racine is excited to announce that it is expanding financing options for early-stage microenterprise businesses through the Microenterprise Financial Assistance Program, or “Micro Fund”, in 2020. The Micro Fund provides up to $15,000 in low-interest loans to Racine-based owner-operated businesses with five or fewer employees. “In 2019, the response to the Micro […]

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Mayor Mason Issues Declaration of Emergency

City of Racine – Mayor Cory Mason has issued a declaration of emergency due to the extreme weather condition this past weekend which caused significant damage to the shoreline of the City. The declaration from Mayor Mason reads: “Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes section 323.11 and 323.14 and Racine Ordinance section 34-1, I hereby declare that […]

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Operation North Pole-Santa Briefs County Officials

Santa recently took a break from his normal routine to pay a visit to Racine County Public Safety Officials. Santa landed his specially equipped sleigh on the roof of the Racine County Communication Center, where he was greeted by David Maack, Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator. Dubbed Operation North Pole, the purpose of Santa’s visit […]