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2022-2023 Vaccine requirements for Racine County students

Students will soon be back in the classroom. Before the bell rings for class to start, vaccine requirements need to be met by students. To help protect students, children, staff and community members from diseases that are preventable by immunization, vaccinations are recommended and encouraged. The City of Racine Public Health Department and the Racine […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Police and fire, Schools

City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of Monday, April 5, all residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for individuals ages 16 and 17. The Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine Public Health Department, and the Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Regency Mall […]

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Racine Sets Stricter Business Capacity Limits; New COVID-19 Rules Start Friday

RACINE – Reduced capacity limits for retailers, bars, restaurants, and other businesses within the City of Racine will take effect this Friday (Nov. 27) as public health officials attempt to slow the recent acceleration of the COVID-19 virus. The revisions to the Safer Racine ordinance were announced Tuesday afternoon by Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator […]

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Racine Public Health Department orders schools to close until Jan. 15

RACINE, WI – Schools within the City of Racine Public Health Department, including Racine, Wind Point, and Elmwood Park, have been ordered to close and switch to virtual learning. Part of the Safer Racine ordinance, the order takes effect on November 27 and is expected to last through January 15, according to a press release issued […]