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Three people test positive for COVID-19 at InSinkErator

RACINE, WI – Local manufacturer InSinkErator told employees this week that two co-workers and a vendor tested positive for COVID-19. Missouri-based Emerson owns Racine-based InSinkErator. Officials there have worked with the Central Racine County and City of Racine health departments to mitigate further spread of the virus. But, some employees voiced concerns about their safety as the […]

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Racine County Health Department contact

Due to continuing computer system complications, the City of Racine Public HealthDepartment has implemented alternative email contact which will be utilized untilthe City’s network and applications are once again functional. Contact Public Health Department representatives are requesting that telephone calls bedirected to (262)-636-9201. All current Public Health telephone numbers areunable to retrieve voicemail messages […]

Posted inHealth and Fitness

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 […]