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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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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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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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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 […]