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WI Humane Society Receives $75,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities®

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society has been awarded a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities that will go towards preparing animals for adoption through their shelters. The pandemic has been financially difficult for businesses, nonprofits and families across the country. This month, the Wisconsin Humane Society’s staff and volunteers were also hit with a wave […]

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At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered by Insurance Beginning Jan. 15

Beginning tomorrow, Jan. 15, the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” COVID-19 Action Plan, is requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests. Individuals are eligible for eight free tests each month. Under the new plan, individuals will be able to receive up to eight tests each month to monitor […]

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BinaxNOW Antigen Tests Available for Nursing Home, Asst’d Living Providers

With demand sky-high for COVID-19 tests, nursing homes, long-term care and assisted living facilities are now able to order BinaxNOW tests directly from the federal government. Turnaround time on orders is about two weeks, according to U.S. Health and Human Services. To request tests, email HHSbinax@hhs.gov. Additionally, PCR test supplies are available to order through […]

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Several KUSD Schools Go Virtual Due to COVID-19

KENOSHA – Bradford High School, Indian Trail Academy and High School, Harborside Academy and Grant Elementary School are four of the KUSD schools that will move to virtual learning effective immediately due to the COVID-19 pandemic until Monday, Jan. 17. On Monday, January 3, the KUSD School Board held a meeting to assess the back-to-school […]

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Racine Police Department Closes to the Public

RACINE –  The Racine Police Department (RPD) on Wednesday announced via its Facebook page that it has closed its indoor front service counter at 730 Center Street “due to COVID-19 concerns” effective immediately. All business must be handled through the RPD’s drive-up window located adjacent to the lobby entrance. The lobby closure is anticipated to […]

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FoodShare Members To Receive Add’l FoodShare Benefits in January

Wisconsin residents who receive FoodShare benefits will once again see an additional amount of money in January to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members will receive a minimum of $95 in additional funds, which is dependent on household size. The benefits will be added to QUEST cards on Jan. 23, with a letter going out […]

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Kenosha County COVID-19 Dashboard

KENOSHA COUNTY – Staying up-to-date on how the COVID-19 virus is spreading is important with the advent of the Omicron variant. As public health officials encourage residents to get vaccinated, wear masks properly and practice social distancing, having local information will help us all to minimize the impact. Officials with Kenosha County are reporting out […]