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Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]

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State Uses Physicians In COVID Vaccine Campaign

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Thursday announced the launch of “Our Doctors”, a statewide multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites who may be hesitant about vaccines to start a conversation with their own family doctor about the COVID-19 vaccines. The messaging, seen on billboards, newspapers, TV, radio, and social media platforms […]

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‘We aren’t a bunch of lazy people’: Rejoining workforce isn’t easy for some who lost jobs to COVID-19

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch Karen Miller wants to work. Ideally, the 65-year-old would return to her old job of digitizing government documents for Data Dimensions in Janesville, Wisconsin. But she can’t. The company laid her off in March 2020 — temporarily at first — when COVID-19 struck. The layoff became permanent last summer after the […]

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Mahone Fund, Kenosha County Public Health Partner to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations at Upcoming Music Events

KENOSHA — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at this summer’s Lincoln Park Live Music Series performances and at the Aug. 21 HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, event organizers announced today. These vaccination stations will be provided by way of a partnership between the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund and Kenosha County Public […]

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New Maps Provide Additional Geographic Breakdowns of COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released maps and corresponding downloadable data tables that break down COVID-19 vaccinations by new geographic boundaries. The new maps allow Wisconsinites to view existing COVID-19 vaccination data by municipalities (cities, towns, and villages), zip code tabulation areas, school district boundaries, and census tracts. “Breaking down existing vaccination […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program Payment of Internet Bills

WISCONSIN — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERA), which provides rental and utility assistance to households affected by the pandemic, will begin to include coverage of internet costs for qualifying households. To date, the state program has provided more than $38 million to nearly 11,000 households and is working to distribute available funds to eligible households and […]

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FEMA offers generous funeral aid to those grieving COVID-19 deaths. Getting it isn’t easy.

By Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Wisconsin WatchKristin Byrne, TMJ4 News Shenora Staten-Jordan felt lost when her father, Gary Lee Staten, died of COVID-19 in May. She hadn’t expected to lose him so soon at age 61 — or for a contagious disease to hinder her goodbye.  All of that only strengthened her Milwaukee family’s wishes to give Staten […]

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DHS Adds COVID-19 Vaccination Data to Existing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Dashboard

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities page has been updated to include vaccination data, in addition to existing data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by group. The data underscore health inequities disproportionately affecting communities of color in Wisconsin. “This pandemic has highlighted existing gaps in […]

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Ascension Wisconsin to Host Vaccination Clinic at City’s Juneteenth Celebration

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine announced Ascension Wisconsin will host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the City’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The clinic will take place inside of the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 Caron Butler Drive, from Noon to 4 p.m. Ascension Wisconsin will administer second doses […]