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Racine face mask ordinance starts Monday, here’s where you can get a free one

Racine, WI – The City of Racine face mask ordinance starts Monday, July 27, which means people over the age of four-years-old will need to wear a face mask. The requirement applies to people who are outside of their home at indoor public spaces, in outdoor spaces when social distancing can’t be maintained, when using […]

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Racine Unified cancels in-person classes, opts for remote classrooms

RACINE, WI – Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, students from the Racine Unified School District will start the 2020-21 school year in remote classrooms, at least through the first quarter. The first quarter starts Sept. 1 and ends Nov. 6. During that time, the district plans to teach 100 percent of its classes remotely via computers. […]

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Racine County requires visitors to mask up

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave on Thursday issued an administrative order requiring all persons entering any county building to wear a face mask or facial covering to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The order, which took effect immediately, covers public areas of the buildings. The only exemptions to the order are persons […]

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COVID-19 numbers put Racine County in high-risk category, City mulls mask ordinance

RACINE COUNTY – In its weekly COVID-19 update released Monday, Racine County officials reported that the case rate has now pushed the county into a “high risk” category. Meanwhile, the City of Racine Common Council on Tuesday will consider a city ordinance that requires people to wear facial coverings starting July 27. “Mirroring trends across […]

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City receives $1.26 million to cover COVID-19 costs

RACINE – The Racine Common Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on accepting a $1.26 million grant from the State of Wisconsin under the “Routes to Recovery” program for COVID-19 pandemic assistance. The Common Council plans to meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting may be viewed on the City’s Facebook page. The funds […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Care Package Distribution set

RACINE, WI – Residents are invited to pick up a Racine County COVID-19 care package filled with essential items to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason, and a number of community sponsors and volunteers will be handing out free care packages to residents in need. […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #80 creating the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access. The task force will advise the governor and Wisconsin State Legislature on broadband actions and policy, including strategies for successfully expanding high-speed internet access to every residence, business, and institution in the state; initiatives for digital inclusion; and pathways […]


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 […]

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Milwaukee mask ordinance passes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Heading to Milwaukee or work there, you’ll need to bring a mask and wear it under certain conditions after city officials there unanimously passed a mask ordinance. Milwaukee officials, including Mayor Tom Barrett, cited the need to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in Milwaukee — the state’s hardest-hit area for the virus. […]

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Coronavirus cases soar, but not in Racine County

For the third consecutive day, the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Wisconsin set a record, as 926 new cases were confirmed Saturday, breaking yesterday’s record of 854, which in turn broke Thursday’s record of 754. But Racine County isn’t following the trend. That may be because the Wisconsin National Guard hasn’t conducted community-based […]


False conspiracies swirl as Wisconsin contact tracers battle the coronavirus

Having posed a series of increasingly paranoid-sounding questions about the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Appleton City Council member William Siebers cleared his throat, preparing for the most outlandish yet. Appleton City Council member William Siebers says city officials have been peppered with questions about contact tracing after misinformation spread through the community. Among […]

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