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Monticello Supermarket Issues Voluntary Recall on Summer Sausage

MADISON, Wis. – A voluntary Class II recall for packaged summer sausage has been issued by Gempeler’s Supermarket in Monticello. The recalled product is for: Original Summer Sausage, lot code 323, packaged November 19, 2021 Evidence that was collected by state inspectors during a routine inspection showed that the product in question had been produced […]

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Overdose Deaths in US Increased in 2021; Kenosha County Outpaces National Average

The United States has seen a number of challenges with the advent of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Learning a new enemy–the novel coronavirus–and how to fight it, dealing with nearly 49 million cases and over three-quarters of a million deaths is only one facet of this compound enemy. We have dealt with record-breaking unemployment, income […]

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Flu Vaccine: To Prevent Illness throughout Holiday Season

Want to stay healthy during the holiday season? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to get a flu vaccine to help them stay healthy throughout the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the New Year are fast approaching. When visiting with family and friends, the flu vaccine is a great tool to protect […]

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Neighborhood Mobile Vaccination Clinics set for November 6

This Saturday, residents have an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine right in their own neighborhoods. After a successful pop-up vaccination clinic last weekend, the City of Racine, AMI Health, and Health Care Network have teamed up again and will be back in the community to offer a convenient option for folks to get vaccinated. […]

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Veyo Provides Transportation for Medicaid Patients

Starting today, Wisconsin Medicaid will be partnering with Veyo to arrange rides for non-emergency medical transportation, otherwise known as NEMT. Members who are eligible to receive this benefit will not have to do anything different when arranging for rides. Providers who request rides for their patients will also follow the same protocol. The phone number, […]

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Gov. Evers announces investment in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are investing an additional $58.4 million towards responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic to help build a strong recovery after the pandemic. The funding adds to an additional $106.5 million that the Evers administration has allocated to local and tribal health departments for COVID-19 response activities […]

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Burlington Municipal Airport Serves as New Base for Flight For Life

The Burlington Municipal Airport will serve as a new base for Flight for Life. The expansion will advance the mission of Flight For Life to aid Wisconsin with effective critical care transport services. This addition will decrease response times to emergencies and injuries in Southern Wisconsin. Racine, Walworth, and Kenosha Counties will benefit from the new base location. […]

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More Fruits and Vegetables for WIC Participants

Wisconsin families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be able to purchase more fruits and vegetables between June 1 and September 30, 2021, the Department of Health Services announced today. The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will fund the temporary increase in monthly WIC benefits to help make […]

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Appointments No Longer Needed at Regency Mall COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic; County Still at ‘High’ Risk

RACINE – Advance appointments are now a thing of the past for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Ave. The clinic, located in the former Burlington Coat Factory space, began offering walk-up vaccinations to anyone age 16 or older on Tuesday. The free clinic is open […]