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Medicaid Members: Receive Free COVID-19 Tests at Pharmacies

On Monday, Jan. 31, Medicaid-enrolled pharmacies began distributing rapid COVID-19 tests to members of BadgerCare Plus and most Medicaid enrollees for no cost. Members were sent this information via email, the ForwardHealth COVID-19 webpage and through the Member Services call line. Members need only to present their ForwardHealth ID card, either physically or on their […]

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Festival Hall Covid-19 Testing Extended Through February

RACINE – On Wednesday, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine, announced that the Festival Hall COVID-19 testing through the National Guard will be extended through Feb. 10. The operating hours will remain the same. (See below for schedule.) We are grateful that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has agreed to […]

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N95 Masks Available Now for Kenosha County Residents

A large supply of N95 masks* has been made available to residents through Kenosha County Public Health. No identification is required to receive a supply of masks. “We are very happy to be able to offer these free masks to Kenosha County residents, particularly those who may have a tougher time obtaining masks,” said Kenosha […]

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Racine Police Department Reopens Indoor Counter Jan. 24

RACINE – The Racine Police Department (RPD) will reopen its indoor front service counter at 730 Center St. effective Monday. The lobby and service counter were closed earlier this month because of concerns about the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. Racine Police Department announced the change via its Facebook page over the weekend. The […]

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At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered by Insurance Beginning Jan. 15

Beginning tomorrow, Jan. 15, the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” COVID-19 Action Plan, is requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests. Individuals are eligible for eight free tests each month. Under the new plan, individuals will be able to receive up to eight tests each month to monitor […]

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Free Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Kenosha County Slated for January

KENOSHA – Three mobile clinics have been scheduled for Kenosha County for the month of January to help residents get their vaccinations against COVID-19. Each clinic will offer $50 Visa gift card incentives for individuals who receive any type of COVID-19 vaccination: a first, second or booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. […]

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BinaxNOW Antigen Tests Available for Nursing Home, Asst’d Living Providers

With demand sky-high for COVID-19 tests, nursing homes, long-term care and assisted living facilities are now able to order BinaxNOW tests directly from the federal government. Turnaround time on orders is about two weeks, according to U.S. Health and Human Services. To request tests, email HHSbinax@hhs.gov. Additionally, PCR test supplies are available to order through […]

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As Highest Case Rate Hits, COVID-19 Testing Extended Again at Festival Hall

RACINE – Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine, announced on Friday that COVID-19 testing at Festival Hall has been extended through Jan. 27, 2022. The National Guard will continue to test community members for COVID-19 on Mondays and Thursdays from Noon until 6 p.m. In a statement Dottie-Kay Bowersox restated the urgency […]