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 […]

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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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After Two Years Virtual, Jehovah’s Witnesses Meet In-Person Again

All congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide resumed holding in-person meetings during the week of April 1.   For Corinne Baum of Grafton, Wisconsin, the return to in-person meetings was comforting. “The minute I stepped through the door,” she said, “I felt I was coming home.” One of Baum’s favorite things about being back to in-person meetings […]


Wisconsin DHS announces COVID-19 vaccine call center

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced a new COVID-19 vaccine call center today. In addition to the numerous resources available on the DHS COVID-19 vaccine page, Wisconsinites can now call (844) 684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with their vaccine-related questions. The new call center is able to help individuals find vaccine locations and answer medical […]

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Pressure ramps up to halt Trump-era policy that expels migrants at the border 

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 14, 2022 This story also appeared in Wisconsin Examiner WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and immigration advocates are pushing the White House to end a controversial Trump-era policy enacted during the pandemic that allowed U.S. officials to expel migrants and asylum seekers at the border.  “I continue to be disappointed, deeply […]


Gov. Evers Launches $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program to Encourage Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated

Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wisconsin residents who receive their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin provider between August 20 and September 6 can collect a $100 Visa gift card. Wisconsinites ages 12 and older are eligible for the reward, and proof of insurance, […]

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Kenosha County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Update

Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to offer clients the opportunity to choose which of the three vaccine varieties they wish to receive, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced on Wednesday. This comes as the county is preparing to move to the next phase of its vaccine rollout, ending mass […]


Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Free Cream Puffs for Individuals Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine at Wisconsin State Fair

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaboration with the Wisconsin State Fair to hold an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the duration of the fair. The vaccine clinic will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from August 5 through August 15. Individuals vaccinated […]

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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 […]