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Calls for more coronavirus testing as Wisconsin sees ‘significant community spread’

In the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, a shortage of testing supplies and staff at laboratories left Wisconsin and other states struggling to quickly identify infections and isolate contagious people. Four months after Gov. Tony Evers declared the outbreak a public health emergency, the state has dramatically expanded its testing capacity. But experts say […]

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New Technology Increases Efficiency at Wisconsin National Guard COVID-19 Testing Sites

The Wisconsin National Guard, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), rolled out new technology at community-based testing sites making the COVID-19 testing process more efficient. The Dynamics Testing and Registration Application (DTRA), also known as COVID Connect, is a program which provides online registration for citizens prior to being tested for […]

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Ascension Wisconsin Expands COVID-19 Testing in Racine

COVID-19 testing expands in Racine, as the Ascension Medical Group, will now be open 5 days a week. Starting on Monday July 13th at Ascension All Saints Hospital Wisconsin Avenue Campus, 1320 Wisconsin Ave, testing will take place. “Testing is essential to reducing the spread of of COVID-19,” says Vice President of Ascension Medical Group, […]

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CVS Health Expands Testing Capabilities Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases; Adds Seven Additional New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Wisconsin

In an ongoing effort to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing seven additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Wisconsin. The opening of additional test sites on Friday, June 26 add to the seven locations previously opened in Wisconsin. […]

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Wisconsin COVID-19 cases: Here’s where we stand

The number of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increased slightly from Sunday, June 14, compared to Monday, June 15. But the number of people still battling the virus has decreased, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive went up slightly to 2.8 percent as 174 new […]

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City Partners with State and County to Open COVID-19 Community Testing Site

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine, in partnership with Racine County, the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin National Guard finalized plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 community testing site to open in the City of Racine at Festival Hall. The site will be open Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22 from […]

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Gov. Evers Continues to Expand Community Testing Programs, Announces New Online Tool

MADISON —​Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a new online resource that makes it easier for the public to access testing sites throughout the state. This searchable map, available here, provides Wisconsinites with testing site locations, contact information, hours of operation, and guidance on how to schedule an […]

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5 stories about COVID-19 that you need to know

The amount of misinformation around COVID-19 is rampant, but there are also issues around how to navigate the healthcare system, business law, insurance companies, and employment law. We’re also offering links to our highest and best information about the virus. So we’re kicking off this weekly feature that highlights all of those things and local, […]

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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 […]