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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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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,244,617 cases, 577,224 deaths Wisconsin: 595,049 confirmed, 2,831,052 negative, 6,756 deaths  Central Racine County Health Department: 13,062 (combined confirmed and probable; +106 from last week), 68,003 negative (+879), 210 deaths (+0) City of Racine Public Health Department: 9,808 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +121 from last week), 48,914 negative (+536), 118 […]

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Walgreens Makes Abbott’s BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Self Test Available Over-The-Counter at Stores Nationwide

As part of Walgreen’s ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in communities across the U.S., the company announced today it has entered into an agreement with Abbott to sell the BinaxNOW™ Rapid Antigen Self Test over-the-counter in Walgreens stores nationwide. Beginning this week, this test will be available for purchase on Walgreens.com, and […]

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UW-Parkside Receives Additional Federal COVID Dollars for Students

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside students experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing global pandemic can now access additional federal dollars through the university’s Financial Aid Department. Parkside has received $1,890,973 via the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). The funding received is in addition to the pandemic funds received via the CARES […]

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UW-Parkside Kicks off Latest Round of Community COVID Testing Jan. 27

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is working with UW System and federal and state partners to restart COVID-19 “rapid-results” testing for community residents. Community testing will restart on January 27 at UW-Parkside Tallent Hall, 900 Wood Road. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 9:00 […]

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Wisconsin National Guard Continues COVID-19 Testing Throughout the State

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams continue testing across the state at a number of regional community-based testing sites. Teams have collected a cumulative total of over one million specimens since April 2020 at community-based testing sites and institutional-based testing missions.  The Wisconsin National Guard’s collection activities support the Wisconsin Department of […]

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UW-Parkside COVID-19 Rapid Testing Schedule Updated

SOMERS, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Parkside has updated its COVID-19 rapid-results testing schedule to reflect changes due to the holiday break. For COVID-19 “surge testing” that provides the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid test, testing will not be available from December 23 through January 4. Testing will resume starting Tuesday, January 5. The location for the surge testing […]

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County reports new uptick in COVID-19 cases, vaccines on the way

RACINE COUNTY – After an initial decline in the number of new COVID-19 virus cases earlier this month, Racine County reported 883 additional cases and 25 deaths during the past week. In its weekly COVID-19 update on Monday, county officials reported that 344 of the new cases came from the areas covered by the City […]

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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 […]