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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 […]


Insurance Commissioner Urges Wisconsinites To Watch Out For COVID-19 Insurance Scams

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable today urged Wisconsin consumers to watch out for scammers offering fake COVID-19 insurance products or attempting to steal personal information. “Unfortunately, there are some bad actors out there who would try and exploit this pandemic,” Commissioner Afable said. “During this public health emergency, we are encouraging folks to be vigilant […]

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Gateway Culinary Arts Program Donates Food to Help Those in Need During COVID-19 Outbreak

Gateway Technical College has donated nearly 400 pounds of food from its Culinary Arts program to an area non-profit to help feed those who may be struggling during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Culinary Arts instructor Adam Larkin collected the food from the college’s facilities and dropped it off to the Shalom Center in […]


Gov. Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile

Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Wisconsin has received its second phase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and is in the process of distribution. The second phase of supplies from the SNS are being delivered to healthcare workers, emergency medical services, and medical facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted […]

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Carthage College Adjusts Grading System To Address New Student Challenges From COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carthage College Academic Senate voted Thursday in favor of a resolution to change the undergraduate grading system to a system of A/B/C/D/W grades for the 2020 spring semester. “These motions are a measured and empathetic response to the challenges our students now face,” said Carthage President John Swallow. […]

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are the answers

Information from the medical community and government officials around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is ever-changing. So we came up with a form for people to ask questions. Here are the answers to your questions. Q: Can people who recover from COVID-19 be infected again? A: The immune response to COVID-19 is not yet understood. Patients with MERS-CoV […]



Overview A Racine County Sheriff’s Office-led effort on personal protective equipment is resulting in the creation of 2,300 facemasks that will be used by local first responders, workers at long-term care facilities, and others on the front lines. Since last Friday, the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from local volunteers, sewing groups, Sew N Save Racine, […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers relaxes rules to boost health care workforce during coronavirus pandemic

By Jim MalewitzWisconsin Watchand Bram Sable-SmithWisconsin Public Radio/ Wisconsin Watch Gov. Tony Evers issued an order Friday relaxing a range of rules governing Wisconsin’s health care workforce — an effort to maximize the number of doctors, nurses, and physician assistants available to help during the all-hands-on-deck coronavirus pandemic. “Our healthcare professionals are on the front […]

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Carthage College Nursing Department Donates Medical Equipment To Local Healthcare Facilities

Carthage College’s Nursing department donated hundreds of medical supplies and equipment to area healthcare facilities amid a critical need for the items during the COVID-19 outbreak. Donations were sent to the Kenosha Visiting Nurses Association, Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee. “The nursing department at Carthage has […]


Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview Battling COVID-19 is truly an all-hands-on-deck effort. The Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in conjunction with local law enforcement and Fire/EMS agencies, is now accepting community donations of facemasks, including hand-sewn masks, and other personal protective equipment as part of a countywide effort to compile needed equipment to combat the spread of COVID-19 […]

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