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KFD to offer free COVID testing in Uptown Wednesdays and Fridays

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Fire Department will offer free COVID-19 testing twice weekly in Uptown starting Friday. The department announced in a press release Thursday that it will be hosting testing at the vacant Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road, in Uptown. Testing will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of […]


COVID-19 Testing Resumes November 5th at Festival Hall

City of Racine – City of Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox announced that National Guard COVID-19 testing will resume this Thursday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the location is changing from the Cesar Chavez Community Center to Festival Hall to accommodate the anticipated long line as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in […]


Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Schedule For Racine, Kenosha Counties

The following is the schedule for COVID-19 testing in Racine and Kenosha Counties. It is available to Wisconsin residents ages 5 or older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). The testing will be administered by members of the Wisconsin National Guard. Mondays When: Each Monday, October 12–December 7 Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. […]


Positive coronavirus test rate jumps over 11 percent as number of tests dips

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results surged to 11.23 percent — up from 7.6 percent on Saturday, and the highest since April 22 — as just over 6,000 tests returned 685 positive results, according to Wisconsin state and county public health data. The 685 new cases bring the total case count for Wisconsin […]


Wisconsin National Guard Reports Giving 350k COVID-19 Tests; Testing Materials Shortages Confirmed

RACINE COUNTY – The Wisconsin National Guard this week reported that its members had administered nearly 350,000 COVID-19 tests statewide since early May. Meanwhile, Racine County officials acknowledge that national shortages of testing supplies are affecting local testing capabilities and that the county continues to be in the “high risk” category. The Guard’s specimen collection […]


Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week

Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams’ cumulative total gathered for COVID-19 testing topped 288,000 as teams continue to operate across Wisconsin supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services with COVID-19 testing efforts.  Mobile specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard will continue operations across Wisconsin this week.  They are supporting […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Government, Local news

Calls for more coronavirus testing as Wisconsin sees ‘significant community spread’

In the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, a shortage of testing supplies and staff at laboratories left Wisconsin and other states struggling to quickly identify infections and isolate contagious people. Four months after Gov. Tony Evers declared the outbreak a public health emergency, the state has dramatically expanded its testing capacity. But experts say […]


New Technology Increases Efficiency at Wisconsin National Guard COVID-19 Testing Sites

The Wisconsin National Guard, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), rolled out new technology at community-based testing sites making the COVID-19 testing process more efficient. The Dynamics Testing and Registration Application (DTRA), also known as COVID Connect, is a program which provides online registration for citizens prior to being tested for […]


CVS Health Expands Testing Capabilities Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases; Adds Seven Additional New Drive-Thru Test Sites in Wisconsin

In an ongoing effort to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing seven additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Wisconsin. The opening of additional test sites on Friday, June 26 add to the seven locations previously opened in Wisconsin. […]


Positive coronavirus test rate ticks up slightly but stays under 3 percent; 10 more die

The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive rose slightly to 2.8 percent as 322 new cases were reported, bringing the statewide total to 21,658 — of which fewer than 6,000 remain active. Additionally, 10 people died of COVID19 in the past 24 hours, including five in Milwaukee County. The largest local increase in new […]

Posted inCity Hall, CORONAVIRUS, Government, Local news

City Partners with State and County to Open COVID-19 Community Testing Site

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine, in partnership with Racine County, the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin National Guard finalized plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 community testing site to open in the City of Racine at Festival Hall. The site will be open Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22 from […]

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Gov. Evers Continues to Expand Community Testing Programs, Announces New Online Tool

MADISON —​Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a new online resource that makes it easier for the public to access testing sites throughout the state. This searchable map, available here, provides Wisconsinites with testing site locations, contact information, hours of operation, and guidance on how to schedule an […]

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Why Wisconsin COVID-19 testing falls below ‘capacity,’ and why that matters

Today we highlight the Cap Times’ deep dive into why Wisconsin labs are still unable to test for COVID-19 at their reported capacity — a key issue as state leaders decided how and when to reopen the economy. Gov. Tony Evers has announced a goal of 12,000 tests a day, far more than the roughly […]

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Walgreens to Further Expand COVID-19 Testing with Plans to Open Drive-Thru Locations in 49 U.S. States and Puerto Rico

Walgreens today announced plans to open COVID-19 testing locations in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, as the company further expands drive-thru testing to help meet the growing need in communities nationwide. With this latest expansion, Walgreens will focus its efforts on improving access to testing in underserved communities, and over time will also be […]

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