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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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Fully vaccinated? No face mask required, CDC guidance says Officials with the Center for Disease Control revised their recommendation around mask wearing Thursday saying that if you’ve been fully vaccinated, you are protected from COVID-19. The announcement represents a shift from two weeks ago when CDC guidelines exempted people who had been fully vaccinated from not having to wear masks unless in the […]

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused; County’s COVID case rate still high

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County’s rate of COVID-19 virus transmission remained in the “high” category; county officials reported this week. Meanwhile, the CDC has paused the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Also, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are still available this week at many public clinics. In its weekly update, county officials […]

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Ascension Wisconsin offers drive-through testing

Mount Pleasant, WI – Drive-through testing for the COVID-19 virus will be made available to people who are pre-screened by an Ascension Medical Group provider. The screening process can be done by phone or virtually through Ascension Online Care. Health professionals will ask questions about symptoms, travel history and any potential contact with other COVID-19 […]

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CDC recommends restrictions on events, gatherings

The Center for Disease Control Monday recommended that communities place restrictions on gatherings, and events to help control the spread of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). Heeding the recommendation, the Central Racine County Health and City of Racine Public Health departments ordered a moratorium on mass gatherings of 50 people or more. According to the press […]

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Racine County STD cases continue to increase, bulk of them in City

The number of people testing positive for having sexually transmitted diseases continues to be on the rise in Racine County, but that may be because more people are getting tested. In Racine County, 1,608 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in 2017, a 215 case or 15 percent increase compared to 2016, according to the […]

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Health Information And Resources On Coal-Fired Power Plants

Coal, coal dust and fly ash have been known to contribute to a number of diseases including: Heart disease, certain types of cancers, respiratory diseases, and strokes, according to Alan H. Lockwood, who wrote a report titled Coals Assault On Human Health. We Energies, which operates a coal plant that spans across Oak Creek and […]