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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 […]

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Registration for Vaccination Clinic Expands

Residents with underlying medical conditions who become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, March 22, can register now on the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry to receive the vaccine at the upcoming Regency Mall clinic. Residents can register for the clinic by visiting the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at https://vaccinate.wi.gov. They will then receive an […]

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Wisconsin has wasted few COVID-19 vaccine doses, data show

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch Wisconsin vaccine providers reported 2,247 wasted or spoiled doses of COVID-19 vaccine through February, state Department of Health Services records show. That’s less than 0.16% of the more than 1.4 million vaccine doses administered statewide during that same period. The figures track waste only from providers receiving doses from the […]

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How to Get a COVID-19 Shot in Wisconsin: Vaccine Hunters Share Tips

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch Robin Davis was thrilled to learn that Wisconsin deemed her family eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1. That offered hope that she and her children could soon safely venture outside their Milwaukee home. For the past year, the 56-year-old has mostly hunkered down with her son, 26, and daughter, […]

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A Year in Review: COVID-19 Impact

A year ago this was our last week living our normal lives and no one knew it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our county. This virus impacted our lives in every way imaginable. From entertainment to education, our lives were drastically altered. Racine County Eye readers weighed in to share how their lives were impacted […]

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5 Events Happening in Racine County

The sun is starting to peak out and springtime is almost here. We’ve all spent our fair share of time separated from participating in community events in Racine county. Further, these events follow safety precautions and prioritize protecting attendees from contracting COVID-19. As winter tucks itself away and Wisconsin begins to brighten up, more events […]

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Select Kroger Stores Take Part in Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

In just over two weeks since the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program launched, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announces that certain Kroger stores will start to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Kroger joins Walgreens as pharmacy participants in the program to help provide a broader reach into communities in need of vaccines. In Wisconsin, […]

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Milwaukee VA lowers age threshold for COVID vaccinations to those 60 and older, offers Saturday walk-in clinic

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to include those enrolled veterans age 60 and older and is offering a walk-in clinic on Saturday, March 6.  Previously, the threshold had been ages 65 and older.  The medical center is reaching out directly to schedule appointments. Veterans using VEText will start seeing appointment requests via text message on their mobile devices beginning Tuesday, […]