Growing Illness Rates Prompt Kenosha County, Hospitals To Urge COVID-19 Vaccinations

KENOSHA COUNTY – Citing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in nearly a year and rising hospitalization rates, the Kenosha County Public Health Department and the county’s two hospital systems issued a joint statement on Wednesday afternoon urging the public to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. “As of today (Wednesday, Dec. 8), the seven-day daily average […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon for Children Ages 5-11

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wednesday that children 5-11 years may soon be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Pfizer vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week authorized Pfizer’s request to expand the emergency use authorization (EUA) to include children ages 5-11. On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease […]


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 […]


COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of Monday, April 5, all residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for individuals ages 16 and 17. The Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine Public Health Department, and the Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Regency Mall […]

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’21-’22 School Year FoodShare Benefits to Include Add’l COVID-19 Provision

A new facet of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or FoodShare, has been approved for the 2021-2022 school year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The School Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program will provide food benefits to families that receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the […]

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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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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,725,013 confirmed, 581,939 deaths Wisconsin: 603,303 confirmed, 2,882,859 negative, 6,904 deaths Central Racine County Health Department: 13,286 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +114 from last week), 69,748 negative (+1,000), 211 deaths (+1) City of Racine Public Health Department: 10,078 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +119 from last week), 49,807 negative (+428), […]

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