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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of Monday, April 5, all residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for individuals ages 16 and 17. The Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine Public Health Department, and the Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Regency Mall […]

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16 and older? Get your COVID-19 vaccine, Racine County officials say

RACINE COUNTY – As of Monday, all Wisconsin residents 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Racine County officials reported “plenty of appointments available” at sites throughout the county this week. County officials added that the two-dose Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for Individuals ages 16 and 17. […]

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‘We’re not given the option to get vaccinated’: Advocates work to narrow racial and ethnic disparities in Wisconsin

By Bram Sable-SmithWPR/Wisconsin Watch Barbara felt ecstatic in January when a Wisconsin Department of Health Services letter confirmed that she and her parents were eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. The 28-year-old education student lives with her parents in Milwaukee. All three share caretaking duties for Barbara’s young child, who is on the autism spectrum. That unpaid […]

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State Supreme Court Overturns Mask Mandate

MADISON – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority to issue multiple health emergencies, including a statewide mask mandate, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 ruling overturns Gov. Tony Evers’ latest 60-day public health declaration, issued in February. It was set to expire next Monday (April 5).  […]

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Kenosha County, Grace Welcome Center Partnering in COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Effort

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Public Health and the Grace Welcome Center are working together on a neighborhood outreach effort to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved populations. Public Health employees and volunteers earlier this week staged a three-and-a-half-hour, walk-in clinic in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., Kenosha. Another […]

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Appointments Available Next Week at Regency Mall Vaccination Clinic

Appointments for the community-based vaccination clinic at Regency Mall are rapidly filling up for the week of March 29, while there are many appointments still available for the week of April 5. Residents can register for the clinic by visiting the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at https://vaccinate.wi.gov. They will then receive an invite to book […]

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Wisconsin reports P.1 variant case, additional case of variant B.1.351

WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported its first case of P.1. variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Health officials refer to the strain as P.1. Casas of two other strains — B.1.1.7 and B.1.35.1 — have also been confirmed. State officials noted that the variants happen through mutations, which […]

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Center for Ethnic Studies to host Mini-Conference focusing on Health Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

SOMERS, Wis. – The UW-Parkside Center for Ethnic Studies will host the virtual mini-conference titled, “The Health Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.” This event will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 beginning at 3:30 p.m. CST. This conference features two-panel discussions with local leaders in healthcare and community-based organizations and a keynote […]

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Racine County Emergency Operations Center marks anniversary

RACINE – Friday marked the first anniversary of the Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation to manage and support the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out emergency management and ensuring its continuity. It is set up during large or complex incidents that require a high […]

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City relaxes Safer Racine order

RACINE – City officials plan to loosen the Safer Racine ordinance restrictions, which will allow businesses to have more people in their establishments. The policy change takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to a press release by the City of Racine. Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, executed an emergency order […]