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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 […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSKenosha Lens

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 […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSLocal news

Health Department Proposes Reinstating A City Face Coverings Ordinance

City of Racine – Today, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, proposed reinstating the City’s indoor face mask ordinance. A special meeting of the Common Council has been called for Tuesday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. to vote on the proposal.   Public Health Administrator Bowersox issued the following statement with her request for the ordinance:   “During this time of heightened awareness […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19 vaccines help people against the variant, even though there are breakthrough cases, health officials say

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to mask up and get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. Dr. Michael O. Frank The reason: The Delta variant has a higher transmission rate than COVID and the majority of people hospitalized are among those who have not […]

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Dr. Michael O. Frank, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. In Racine County, about half of the 196,000 residents in Racine County received at least one dose of the vaccine and 46 percent of all residents have completed the […]

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City, RUSD, and AMI Health Partner to Bring Vaccine Clinics to School Events

RACINE– Today, Mayor Cory Mason and RUSD Superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien announced a partnership to help provide more equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for students and families at upcoming school events with the support of AMI Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). AMI Health, which currently operates the vaccine clinic at […]

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Will Racine Unified require wear face masks this fall? Possibly

RACINE – As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased, health officials want the Racine Unified School District Board of Education to require staff and students to wear face masks. The current re-entry plan allows students and staff the option to wear a mask, but that policy may change as the district considers new data and recommendations. “We hope […]