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Kenosha County COVID-19 Dashboard

KENOSHA COUNTY – Staying up-to-date on how the COVID-19 virus is spreading is important with the advent of the Omicron variant. As public health officials encourage residents to get vaccinated, wear masks properly and practice social distancing, having local information will help us all to minimize the impact. Officials with Kenosha County are reporting out […]

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COVID-19 Tests Now Covered by Medicare

As of April 4, Medicare will now cover over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for those participating in certain Medicare programs. Medicare will cover eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests each calendar month for enrollees. There is no cost to those enrolled. This coverage will continue until the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends, according to medicare.gov. Those enrolled in […]

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State Supports COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Monday announced that it supports the recommendation that a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine should be given to some segments of the population. “Our nation’s leading medical experts reviewed the available data and recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster doses be provided to some people […]

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CDC Recommends 4th COVID-19 Vaccine for Immunocompromised

COVID-19 infection risk is greater for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Therefore, the CDC now recommends a 4th COVID-19 Vaccine dose (or a second booster) for immunocompromised individuals. Those who are 12 years old and or older with moderately-to-severely-weakened immune systems should receive a total of four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. These guidelines […]

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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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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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RUSD COVID-19 School-Based Testing Program

Racine Unified School District is participating in a federally funded COVID-19 testing program. The program is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The implementation of this program will add additional protection for students, staff, and families. By identifying cases early and preventing the spread of COVID-19 the program will make Racine Unified Schools […]