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Free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests now available by mail for Wisconsinites

MADISON — Free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests are now available to Wisconsin residents through the state-supported Say Yes! COVID Test program. All state households are eligible to place an order every month for one free test kit that contains five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests To order a test kit, visit the Say Yes! COVID Test […]

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Children’s Wisconsin seeing spike in RSV cases; precautions urged

WAUWATOSA – Like pediatric hospitals throughout the country, Children’s Wisconsin here is currently experiencing a spike in the hospitalization of children with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Experts at Children’s and at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging the public to help prevent the disease from spreading. Children’s Wisconsin has an […]

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1st monkeypox case confirmed in Wisconsin; what you need to know

On June 30, 2022, the first case of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus was identified in Wisconsin. It was confirmed July 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively monitoring monkeypox infection clusters in non-endemic countries, including the United States, since May 14 of this year. There were 396 confirmed cases of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus in the […]

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DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Everyone Age 6 Months and Older

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)  recommends the COVID-19 Vaccine for Everyone Age 6 Months and Older. This recommendation is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that children ages 6 months through 5 years old, should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children within this age group are now able to […]

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COVID-19 vaccine boosters now recommended for those ages 5 and older

Children ages 5 to 11 years old are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that children in this age group should receive booster vaccines. Boosters should be given five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination series. […]

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Isolation, Quarantine Periods Shortened for General Population by CDC

On Monday, Dec. 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the guidelines for people who have either been diagnosed with or have been exposed to COVID-19. The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what […]

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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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Overdose Deaths in US Increased in 2021; Kenosha County Outpaces National Average

The United States has seen a number of challenges with the advent of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Learning a new enemy–the novel coronavirus–and how to fight it, dealing with nearly 49 million cases and over three-quarters of a million deaths is only one facet of this compound enemy. We have dealt with record-breaking unemployment, income […]

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Racine Public Health Department Hosts “Vaccinate before you Celebrate” for Kids

The City of Racine Health Department encourages adults to take their children to receive their COVID-19 vaccines before attending holiday events. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has recently been approved for children ages 5 to 11 years old. On Wednesday, November 24, there will be a special free vaccination clinic on the Lower Level of City […]

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COVID-19 booster shot: Who is eligible

On October 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made recommendations for booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Millions of people have recently become eligible for the booster, which will provide additional protection, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Individuals receiving their booster shot have […]

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AMI Clinic and City Public Health Department Begin Providing Boosters This Week Central Racine County Health Department to Offer Boosters Next Week

City of Racine – The City of Racine Public Health Department and the AMI Clinic at Regency Mall will begin providing COVID-19 boosters this week and Central Racine County Health Department will begin offering them next week. Last week, the FDA approved the use of boosters in certain instances and the CDC provided guidance as […]

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The CDC eviction moratorium may end. What does that mean for Wisconsin?

by PrincessSafiya Byers, WisconsinWatch.orgMay 6, 2021 A version of this story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out the federal eviction moratorium, which could make it easier for landlords to kick out tenants behind in rent. Here are some things you should know: Wait. What happened Wednesday? […]

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