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Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview Battling COVID-19 is truly an all-hands-on-deck effort. The Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in conjunction with local law enforcement and Fire/EMS agencies, is now accepting community donations of facemasks, including hand-sewn masks, and other personal protective equipment as part of a countywide effort to compile needed equipment to combat the spread of COVID-19 […]

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DWD Closes Job Centers Across the State in an Effort to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced that Job Centers across the state will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to follow the Governor’s Emergency Order #12, “Safer at Home.” Services to the public will remain available online and assistance will also be […]

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Gateway Technical College Donating Needed Medical Equipment to Area Providers

Gateway Technical College will donate personal protective healthcare equipment from its Allied Health and Emergency Medical Services programs to area healthcare facilities and emergency medical services agencies which find themselves short of the items as they grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak. School of Health Dean Vicki Hulback making a delivery to one of the sites […]

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COVID-19 Funding Resources For Business Owners

The COVID-19 virus has slowed the world’s economy to a standstill and Southeastern Wisconsin is experiencing the same financial difficulties and economic hardships. Everyone’s top priority during this global health crisis should be staying safe and healthy. However, maintaining your business’s health is also a top priority. Take advantage of the following resources so you […]

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Evers to order ban on non-essential travel, non-essential businesses to close

Governor Tony Evers announced plans Monday to limit all non-essential travel and close non-essential businesses in Wisconsin to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Starting Tuesday, Evers will order Wisconsin residents not to take any unnecessary trips and to limit travel to essential needs. Necessary trips include getting groceries, going to the doctor, […]

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Carthage College to Finish Semester Online

Carthage College announced Sunday that all classes for the remainder of the spring semester will be taught remotely, due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The College had announced a temporary move to remote instruction earlier this month. Classes resume online Monday, March 23, after an extended two-week spring break. President John Swallow […]

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COVID-19: Supplies limited, hospitals ask for donations

COVID-19 preparations are underway at area hospitals, but needed supplies are hard to come by. Now, one Wisconsin hospital system is asking the community for donations. In a memo from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), there is “an extremely limited supply” of personal protective equipment. Some hospital administrators told […]

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COVID-19: Why is it a big deal?

Officials with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization have sounded an alarm about COVID-19, a virus that comes with a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Normally these seemingly benign symptoms don’t cause an entire nation to shut down but it has. So here’s why COVID-19 has become such a […]

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2 COVID-19 cases reported in Racine

Two City of Racine residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Officials with the City of Racine Public Health Department said those two people likely came down with the virus after having been exposed through community interaction, not from someone from overseas travel. The Central Racine County Health Department reported the first case in Racine […]