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COVID-19 Community Levels ‘high’ for Racine, Kenosha, 5 other counties; mask recommendation made by DHS

MADISON – As of May 12, the COVID-19 Community Levels in Racine, Kenosha and five other counties in Wisconsin have been flagged as high. Due to the rising cases, DHS is encouraging residents living in the following counties to wear masks while in public indoor spaces: Barron, Kenosha, La Crosse, Monroe, Racine, Rusk, and Vernon. […]

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CDC Recommends 4th COVID-19 Vaccine for Immunocompromised

COVID-19 infection risk is greater for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Therefore, the CDC now recommends a 4th COVID-19 Vaccine dose (or a second booster) for immunocompromised individuals. Those who are 12 years old and or older with moderately-to-severely-weakened immune systems should receive a total of four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. These guidelines […]

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Mayor Lifts Racine Mask Mandate

RACINE – Mayor Cory Mason signed an executive order Thursday suspending enforcement of the Racine mask mandate effective at noon. The Racine Common Council will consider a full sunset of the mask ordinance at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, March 1.   “I have been in discussion with the Public Health Department […]

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Festival Hall Covid-19 Testing Extended Through February

RACINE – On Wednesday, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine, announced that the Festival Hall COVID-19 testing through the National Guard will be extended through Feb. 10. The operating hours will remain the same. (See below for schedule.) We are grateful that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has agreed to […]

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COVID-19 Testing Sites in Racine County

COVID-19 numbers are rising in Racine County. According to the COVID-19 (Racine County) data reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the following statistics showcase: In total, 38, 814 people in Racine County have had a confirmed COVID-19 case by date of symptom onset or diagnosis as of 1/11/22In total, 507 people in Racine […]

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BinaxNOW Antigen Tests Available for Nursing Home, Asst’d Living Providers

With demand sky-high for COVID-19 tests, nursing homes, long-term care and assisted living facilities are now able to order BinaxNOW tests directly from the federal government. Turnaround time on orders is about two weeks, according to U.S. Health and Human Services. To request tests, email HHSbinax@hhs.gov. Additionally, PCR test supplies are available to order through […]

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Ascension-All Saints Hospital struggles to provide care as state warns of COVID-19 surge

Flooded with COVID-19 patients, Ascension-All Saints Hospital is at a breaking point. Ascension staff told the Racine County Eye the hospital has about 250 beds. They only have the staffing to take care of 100 patients and they had 167 patients on Friday. Of those, 40 to 45 are COVID patients. The fear is that […]

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California Omicron variant cases linked to Milwaukee wedding, say health officials

Wisconsin may be the next state reporting cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 after five people from California attended a Milwaukee wedding were diagnosed with the virus. State and Milwaukee County health officials are investigating an outbreak of  COVID-19 cases stemming from a wedding in Milwaukee County on Nov. 27. Some of those guests […]

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Neighborhood Mobile Vaccination Clinics set for November 6

This Saturday, residents have an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine right in their own neighborhoods. After a successful pop-up vaccination clinic last weekend, the City of Racine, AMI Health, and Health Care Network have teamed up again and will be back in the community to offer a convenient option for folks to get vaccinated. […]

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COVID-19 booster shot: Who is eligible

On October 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made recommendations for booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Millions of people have recently become eligible for the booster, which will provide additional protection, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Individuals receiving their booster shot have […]

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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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