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Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Wisconsin COVID-19 Exposure Mobile App Coming Soon

MADISON – WI Exposure Notification, a new mobile app to assist in notifying contacts, allowing close contacts of those with a positive test to take quicker action will go live for Wisconsinitesnext Wednesday (Dec. 23). The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Thursday that the voluntary app uses Bluetooth technology and is available for download in […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers delivered the Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites to continue to taking precautions to protect their health and safety as the state works to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks and months.  Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.Hope is on the horizon in the new year, as […]

Posted inCommunityLetter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: UWP Graduates Reflect the Best of Our Region

By UW-Parkside Chancellor Ford Just one year ago, if you had told me that the next TWO University of Wisconsin-Parkside commencement ceremonies would be virtual because of a global pandemic – well, I would have found that difficult to believe. 2020 has been a year filled with change, adversity, and loss. Yet through it all, […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSLocal news

Ascension Wisconsin to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontline Caregivers on Thursday

RACINE – Ascension Wisconsin, which operates Ascension-All Saints Hospital, 3801 Spring St., plans to begin vaccinating frontline caregivers on Thursday. The health care organization announced Wednesday that in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, among the first group eligible to receive the vaccines are frontline caregivers – particularly those serving in […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Underway In Racine County; Public Asked To Be Patient

RACINE COUNTY –  Planning has started for how the COVID-19 vaccine may eventually be distributed in Racine County, local officials reported Friday. However, details are few and residents are urged to be patient and continue to follow public health guidelines. The Central Racine County and City of Racine Public Health Departments, along with the Racine […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 killed a thousand Wisconsinites in three weeks. These residents don’t see the danger.

By Howard Hardee Wisconsin Watch Dan trusts practically nothing the media and medical establishments say about the COVID-19 pandemic. He considers the threat overblown. And saying as much on Twitter has triggered some heated arguments. “You question anything, you get told you’re going to kill grandma or you’re doing something wrong, and you’re made to […]

Posted inKenosha GovernmentKenosha Lens

Kenosha County backs shorter quarantine for some COVID-19 close contacts

The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said Monday. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that the 14-day quarantine length for close contacts […]

Posted inCity HallGovernmentLocal news

City Launches Financial Empowerment Center Monday

RACINE – The City of Racine will announce the official opening of the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) at a virtual press conference at noon on Monday (Dec. 7). The Racine FEC will offer free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling to help City of Racine individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, manage their finances; […]

Posted inGovernmentLocal news

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced today with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) that restaurants and other targeted small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $45 million in assistance, bringing the total assistance distributed to Wisconsin businesses this year to more than $220 million. The program, We’re All In For Restaurants, is […]

Posted inGovernmentLocal news

Nearly 60,000 Wisconsinites Get Covered during First Three Weeks of Open Enrollment through Healthcare.gov

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today, with Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, announced that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 21, 57,558 Wisconsinites enrolled in a healthcare plan for 2021 through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Exchange on Healthcare.gov. Wisconsinites can still enroll through […]

Posted inLocal newsSchools

Racine Private Schools Ask Wisconsin Supreme Court For Clarification; Claim City Health Department Overstepping Its Bounds

MADISON – A legal advocacy organization filed an emergency motion with the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday contending that the Racine Department of Public Health has no right to order the closure of schools, within the city limits, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Wisconsin Institute of Law & […]

Posted inGovernmentLocal news

DHS Launches Multimedia Campaign Encouraging Wisconsinites to Enter Health Care Field

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced today the launch of WisHealth Careers, a multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites across the state to enter the health care field. “Our ability to fight COVID-19 depends on having a robust workforce caring for […]