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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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Vaccinated? No More Quarantine, But Better Keep Wearing That Mask

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has endorsed new U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) standards that call for people to continue wearing masks in public even after being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In modifying earlier guidelines, the CDC this week stated that people who have been vaccinated are no longer […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Underway In Racine County; Public Asked To Be Patient

RACINE COUNTY –  Planning has started for how the COVID-19 vaccine may eventually be distributed in Racine County, local officials reported Friday. However, details are few and residents are urged to be patient and continue to follow public health guidelines. The Central Racine County and City of Racine Public Health Departments, along with the Racine […]

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Analysis shows Alzheimer’s disease, dementia deaths up during COVID-19 pandemic

Wisconsin and many other states are dealing with an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Alzheimer’s Association analysis of CDC data from 2020. MILWAUKEE ⏤ Wisconsin deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Wisconsin is not the only state seeing […]

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Kenosha County backs shorter quarantine for some COVID-19 close contacts

The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said Monday. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that the 14-day quarantine length for close contacts […]

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‘Rent is still due’: What you need to know about the CDC’s order to pause residential evictions

The federal government on Sept. 4 published an emergency order to halt residential evictions through the end of 2020. Issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the moratorium seeks to curb the spread of COVID–19 and seasonal influenza — and lower risk of overcrowding homeless shelters in fall and winter. What does […]

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CDC Recommends Virtual Thanksgiving Gatherings This Year

The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped so many things this year and Thanksgiving is next on the list. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared guidelines on how families can have a safe holiday, recommending smaller dinners and virtual gatherings. Holiday travel isn’t advised because it poses a higher risk of spreading the virus […]

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First Case of Coronavirus in Wisconsin Confirmed

By Bill Houston With growing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus spreading into the U.S., the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, local health department officials, and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported the first confirmed case in Wisconsin. The unidentified adult — who has a […]

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DHS Lead Abatement Program Receives Federal Approval

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today they received approval from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a health services initiative to provide lead abatement services in the homes of low-income children and pregnant women enrolled in BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid. Governor Tony Evers’ budget invested $14.2 million in […]