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Wisconsin Department of Health Services receives funds from CDC to combat racial, geographical inequity within COVID-19 response

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced funds will be made available to promote racial and geographic equity in the COVID-19 response. DHS was awarded $27 million by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat inequities related to COVID-19 infection, illness, and death, including $9 million dedicated to rural communities. […]

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UW-Parkside Provides Tuition Assistance to More Than 180 Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

SOMERS – UW-Parkside announced the university has covered an estimated $445,000 in student tuition payments affecting 181 students who attended the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkside used the money provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to cover the students’ tuition.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is a part of the […]

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Pandemic-Related Benefits Payments End Saturday

WISCONSIN –  Various economic benefits, available to residents through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, will officially end this Saturday (Sept. 4). These benefit payments were created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefits, administered through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), include an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits as well […]

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Grace Lutheran Church Hosting Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic; $120 Incentive Available

KENOSHA — People who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinicthis Thursday, Sept. 2, will be eligible to receive incentives totaling $120, organizersannounced today. The clinic will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., inKenosha, through a partnership between the Grace Welcome Center […]

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Masking, Vaccines Urged For State’s Schools

MADISON – Wearing masks while indoors, vaccines for eligible students and staff, and COVID-19 testing are among the strategies recommended for Wisconsin’s schools by the state Department of Health Services (DHS) and the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The newly launched Back to School for Parents and Families webpage includes additional information about routine vaccinations, access […]

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Gov. Evers Launches $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program to Encourage Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated

Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wisconsin residents who receive their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin provider between August 20 and September 6 can collect a $100 Visa gift card. Wisconsinites ages 12 and older are eligible for the reward, and proof of insurance, […]

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Milwaukee VA giving third dose COVID shots to immunocompromised; planning underway for booster shots

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations are now being given by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center to immunocompromised Veterans as the virus continues to surge, fueled by the Delta variant. In addition, plans are being made to give booster shots to all Veterans and employees, starting eight months after the initial administration of the vaccines. Any Veterans who […]