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Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,244,617 cases, 577,224 deaths Wisconsin: 595,049 confirmed, 2,831,052 negative, 6,756 deaths  Central Racine County Health Department: 13,062 (combined confirmed and probable; +106 from last week), 68,003 negative (+879), 210 deaths (+0) City of Racine Public Health Department: 9,808 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +121 from last week), 48,914 negative (+536), 118 […]

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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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Kenosha council urges state to give COVID-19 vaccine to residents at no cost

KENOSHA ⏤ The city of Kenosha formally approved a resolution calling for the state to offer a COVID-19 vaccine to residents free of charge. The measure, principally sponsored by Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, passed unanimously Monday night.  Ruffalo pushes for funding Ruffalo encouraged his colleagues to support the measure by first reminding them that […]

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Kenosha County recommends 10-day quarantine protocol for symptom-free COVID-19 contacts

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is recommending people who have been exposed to COVID-19, but are symptom-free, quarantine themselves for 10 days. File photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Division of Health Monday unveiled a new 10-day isolation period protocol for those exposed to COVID-19. However, the […]

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Racine Sets Stricter Business Capacity Limits; New COVID-19 Rules Start Friday

RACINE – Reduced capacity limits for retailers, bars, restaurants, and other businesses within the City of Racine will take effect this Friday (Nov. 27) as public health officials attempt to slow the recent acceleration of the COVID-19 virus. The revisions to the Safer Racine ordinance were announced Tuesday afternoon by Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator […]

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KFD to offer free COVID testing in Uptown Wednesdays and Fridays

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Fire Department will offer free COVID-19 testing twice weekly in Uptown starting Friday. The department announced in a press release Thursday that it will be hosting testing at the vacant Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road, in Uptown. Testing will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of […]

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Kenosha Unified to continue in-person instruction

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Unified School District will remain open, sticking to its own return plan for the pandemic. The letter sent to families and teachers by KUSD officials explaining the district’s decision. Image Courtesy: Screenshot. In a letter to KUSD families this week obtained by the Observer, the district states that, while officials understand […]