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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 […]

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COVID-19: Evers tightens restrictions on gatherings, bars, and restaurants close… sort of

To prevent the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) from spreading, Governor Tony Evers ordered Wisconsin residents to heed even tighter restrictions on gatherings. He also ordered all bars and restaurants to close down, except for dine-in or carryout meals. The order went into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Wisconsin Department […]

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Where to find free meals and other services

During the COVID-19 school closures, the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) will providefree, healthy grab-and-go meals to children starting Monday (March 16). The school closureperiod is currently expected to run through April 3. Governor Tony Evers announced the school closures on Friday. Read about the other cancelations here and connect with COVID-19 resources. RUSD announced […]

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COVID-19 resources

To get the latest information about the COVID-19 virus, the Racine County Eye receives information from multiple sources: the Center for Disease Control, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Racine County, Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine, and the City of Racine Health Department. SOURCE: Wisconsin Department of Health Services March 15, 2020 […]