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Local Health Officials Urge COVID-19 Vaccination

RACINE COUNTY – Local health officials are strongly encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a highly infectious variant of the virus is spreading quickly around the country.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker, Racine County has seen a three-fold increase in COVID-19 cases in the past week, […]

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DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose For Ages 16+

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Friday that it supports the recent federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that 16- and 17-year-olds receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation calls for the booster to be administered at least six months after the second dose of the […]

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Racine County Eye Insider: COVID-19 cases on the rise

Midwest Mountain Lions, Female Football Team, Takes The Field on May 21 The Midwest Mountain Lions, a local women’s tackle football team, will take the field at […] Gateway’s Student Responder Megan Bahr Gives Commencement Speech to Graduates On Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., graduates from Gateway Technical College gathered at the […] Police: […]

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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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How the COVID-19 vaccine works and answers to common concerns

Politics aside, there’s a lot of misinformation about how the COVID-19 vaccine works and that has prevented some from getting the vaccine. In a TED Talk, Kaitlyn Sadtler and Elizabeth Wayne explain the science behind the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines. According to their TED bio, Sadtler researches how our body can regenerate […]

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COVID-19 and Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Claims

My name is Attorney Thomas Durkin, and I handle worker’s compensation cases, personal injury, and social security disability/SSI cases in Wisconsin. I get asked the question if COVID-19 can be considered a worker’s compensation injury for which benefits are payable in Wisconsin. The short answer is yes, but it depends upon many factors. Many viruses, […]

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Spring Break Travels: Take COVID-19 Precautions Before, During, and After Says DHS

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging Wisconsinites planning or returning from spring break travels to take simple public health precautions to prevent illness against COVID-19. COVID-19 case infections are decreased and declining at this time. However, students and other travelers may still become infected or spread COVID-19 to others. After returning home […]