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COVID-19 Update: BadgerCare Plus Childless Adult Policies Suspended

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has suspended the premium and treatment needs question requirements for BadgerCare Plus childless adults, effective February 2020. The suspension will allow Wisconsin to receive additional federal funding under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To receive the funding, states cannot have more restrictive Medicaid eligibility policies in place during […]

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Walgreens to Further Expand COVID-19 Testing with Plans to Open Drive-Thru Locations in 49 U.S. States and Puerto Rico

Walgreens today announced plans to open COVID-19 testing locations in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, as the company further expands drive-thru testing to help meet the growing need in communities nationwide. With this latest expansion, Walgreens will focus its efforts on improving access to testing in underserved communities, and over time will also be […]

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Racine Art Museum Moves To A Virtual Experience

In response to the current health situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), Racine Art Museum (RAM) is creating opportunities for would-be museum visitors to engage with art from the comfort of their home. RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections, Bruce W. Pepich, is taking to the internet to introduce twenty women artists in the […]

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DHS Announces Special Food Benefits For Qualifying Children In Light Of Pandemic

Children, who currently receiving free or reduced-price meals through their school, will be eligible to receive food benefits while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). DHS this week announced that the state has received federal government permission to issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits for […]

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UW-Parkside Announces Emergency Fund For Students Impacted By COVID-19

University of Wisconsin-Parkside has announced the availability of an emergency fund to assist students that have been financially impacted as a result of COVID-19. UW-Parkside has a significant amount of federal/institutional funding available for student aid. If you have been financially impacted as a result of COVID 19, you can apply for these funds via […]

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Flouting stay-at-home order and social distancing, anti-lockdown protesters descend on Wisconsin Capitol

An estimated 1,500 protesters, most of them not wearing face masks and many carrying American flags, gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Friday demanding an end to the wide-ranging shutdown of normal life and business in Wisconsin aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic. A parade of vehicles clogged the Capitol Square, honking at the […]

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Carthage College Adopts Test-Optional Policy Amid Pandemic

Carthage College will not require standardized test scores for admission given the significant disruption students are facing caused by COVID-19. The change takes effect for all students applying for fall 2021. Students will have the option of submitting scores. “Carthage is committed to working with students. This next step of allowing all students to apply […]

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Racine County Announces COVID-19 Housing Plan

As part of the continued response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Racine County Emergency Operations Center has announced a housing plan to support hospitals, essential workers, and residents with special needs. “Racine County has again come together to help ensure our communities are prepared for all scenarios as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold,” County […]

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Mid-America States Collaborating on COVID-19 Transportation Strategies

To keep the supply chain of critical goods and services intact during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officers (MAASTO) are coordinating strategies that will help the citizens of the central United States. “Meeting the challenge of the pandemic will require that we can get vital goods like food and […]

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Dining From A Distance: Local Restaurants To Help Seniors During COVID-19 Outbreak

A new Racine County Senior Nutrition initiative will provide another meal option for homebound seniors while giving restaurants an opportunity for additional business during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Racine County Senior Nutrition program is seeking to contract with approximately 12 local restaurants to provide delivered and curb-side meals to seniors who are homebound due to […]