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UW-Parkside Kicks off Latest Round of Community COVID Testing Jan. 27

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is working with UW System and federal and state partners to restart COVID-19 “rapid-results” testing for community residents. Community testing will restart on January 27 at UW-Parkside Tallent Hall, 900 Wood Road. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 9:00 […]

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Educators, child care workers among those next eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) on Tuesday announced that educators and child care workers are among the groups that will tentatively be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 1. Racine County COVID-19 Dashboard However, officials cautioned that the start date is dependent on the COVID-19 vaccine supply that Wisconsin receives […]

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City of Racine Mortgage Assistance Program Guidelines

Housing Resources, Inc. will administer CARES Act funding from the City of Racine to provide mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners who are facing mortgage delinquency or foreclosure due to financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Program Objective The purpose of the City of Racine Mortgage Assistance Program is to aid in foreclosure […]

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Downtown Racine in 2020: ‘Intense Challenges Faced’

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) this week reported a few silver linings amid a 2020 that was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown business development and promotional organization summarized its accomplishments in its 2020 Review. “Despite the intense challenges we faced, we were able to pivot and provide major resources to the Downtown […]

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State confirms UK variant of coronavirus has reached Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a UK variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin, according to a press release. The particular variant, referred to as B.1.1.7, was first discovered circulating widely in England during November and December of 2020. Based on epidemiologic and modeling studies, researchers believe that […]

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City to Allow Schools Reopening, Higher Capacities in Businesses

RACINE – The City of Racine is revising its “Safer Racine” ordinance to allow schools to reopen buildings and increase the capacity limits on retail stores, bars, restaurants, and indoor recreation facilities. The revisions, released Monday by Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie Kay Bowersox, will allow all public and private school buildings within the City […]

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Midwest states collaborate on pandemic response, highway safety

Midwestern states have been collaborating on a variety of transportation issues, from the future of vehicle technology to their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts, led by the Mid America Association of Transportation Officials (MAASTO), are the topic of a special three-part series of Transportation Connects Us, the official podcast of the Wisconsin Department […]

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UW-Parkside COVID-19 Rapid Testing Schedule Updated

SOMERS, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Parkside has updated its COVID-19 rapid-results testing schedule to reflect changes due to the holiday break. For COVID-19 “surge testing” that provides the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid test, testing will not be available from December 23 through January 4. Testing will resume starting Tuesday, January 5. The location for the surge testing […]

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A Wisconsin hospital promised to stop suing most patients during the pandemic. Then it filed 200 lawsuits.

By Bram Sable-SmithWisconsin Watch/WPR Alysa Gummow didn’t know what to think in October when the letters from bankruptcy law firms arrived in the mail. She had filed for bankruptcy in 2017 to restructure nearly $50,000 in debt — mostly stemming from a hip surgery two years earlier. But that was resolved. Why was she getting […]