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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,725,013 confirmed, 581,939 deathsWisconsin: 603,303 confirmed, 2,882,859 negative, 6,904 deathsCentral Racine County Health Department: 13,286 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +114 from last week), 69,748 negative (+1,000), 211 deaths (+1)City of Racine Public Health Department: 10,078 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +119 from last week), 49,807 negative (+428), 118 deaths (+0)Racine […]

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Hometown Hero: Jami La Rue

During a time when individuals are experiencing isolation, Jami La Rue is working to unite the community. This hometown hero is making a difference working as a registered nurse, but also by volunteering at the Hospitality Center, located at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street. Like a true hero, who is humble, La Rue […]

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Collaborative Community Health Survey To Be Conducted

(Racine, WI) –Beginning October 2020, local health partners, including the Central Racine County Health Department, City of Racine Public Health Department, Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health, Children’s Wisconsin, and Health Care Network are urging residents to participate in a community health survey. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) survey will provide valuable data for continued evaluation […]

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Central Racine County Health Department Issues Guidance For Businesses Set To Reopen

Retailers, bars and restaurants, located in most areas outside of the City of Racine, are urged to limit the number of customers and staff to 50 percent of establishment capacity and residents are encouraged to “strictly follow” social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet apart and to wear facemasks in public to prevent COVID-19 […]

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First Racine County Coronavirus death reported

Racine County reported its first coronavirus (COVID-19) related death. The man died Friday from complications related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). He was in his 70s. Of the 24,293 people tested in Wisconsin, 1,916 tested positive for the virus, 487 were hospitalized, and 37 died, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Forty-six of those […]

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Recent cases of hospitalized teens due to vaping a warning sign of increased use nationwide

By Rex Davenport Special to Racine County Eye The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is investigating a number of recent cases of severe lung disease among teens who have reported vaping. During July, at least eight cases of severe pulmonary disease among adolescents were reported to the department. Patients, who resided in the counties […]

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Prescription Medicine Collection Efforts A Success

The effort to get people clean out their medicine cabinets is working. Almost 3,000 pounds of medications were collected from Racine County residents during four county-wide medication collection events held this year. The Central Racine County Health Department (CRCHD) and City of Racine Health Department (RHD) worked with law enforcement and other agencies to collect […]

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Health Departments Serve Up Online Restaurant Inspections

Area health departments — including the Racine Health Department and Central Racine County Health Department — are now making their restaurant inspection reports available online. The health departments issue the state permits and investigate allegations for local food facilities. The city of Racine just started making the reports available while other departments have had them […]