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Carthage College Adopts Test-Optional Policy Amid Pandemic

Carthage College will not require standardized test scores for admission given the significant disruption students are facing caused by COVID-19. The change takes effect for all students applying for fall 2021. Students will have the option of submitting scores. “Carthage is committed to working with students. This next step of allowing all students to apply […]

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Racine County Announces COVID-19 Housing Plan

As part of the continued response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Racine County Emergency Operations Center has announced a housing plan to support hospitals, essential workers, and residents with special needs. “Racine County has again come together to help ensure our communities are prepared for all scenarios as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold,” County […]

Posted inBusinessLocal news

Mid-America States Collaborating on COVID-19 Transportation Strategies

To keep the supply chain of critical goods and services intact during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officers (MAASTO) are coordinating strategies that will help the citizens of the central United States. “Meeting the challenge of the pandemic will require that we can get vital goods like food and […]

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Dining From A Distance: Local Restaurants To Help Seniors During COVID-19 Outbreak

A new Racine County Senior Nutrition initiative will provide another meal option for homebound seniors while giving restaurants an opportunity for additional business during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Racine County Senior Nutrition program is seeking to contract with approximately 12 local restaurants to provide delivered and curb-side meals to seniors who are homebound due to […]

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COVID-19 Update: BadgerCare Plus Children and Medicaid Purchase Plan Premiums Suspended

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is temporarily changing program rules to help protect the health and safety of members. This includes suspending BadgerCare Plus children and Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) premiums as of April 1, 2020. Although an end date has not yet been determined, it […]

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UW-Parkside College Of Arts And Humanities Donates PPE

The UW-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to emergency operations centers in Kenosha and Racine counties to be used by first responders and medical personnel. Dr. Lesley Heins Walker, dean of the College, coordinated the effort with UW-Parkside Costume Lab Supervisor Darice Damata-Geiger, Associate Professor of Art Trenton Baylor, and […]

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Tales From The Virtual UW- Parkside Campus: CBEC

Every new semester brings challenges and opportunities. None, however, quite like the spring 2020 semester thousands of colleges and universities around the world adapting to a virtual learning environment. Michael Zurad Students, faculty, and staff in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing (CBEC) at UW-Parkside have been coming up with strategies to best take […]

Posted inEnvironmentLocal news

Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Close 40 State Parks, Forests, and Recreational Areas

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites. Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve, the following Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Recreational […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview Ahead of Easter weekend, the Racine County Joint Information Center issued a news release with a reminder that Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order banning gatherings of more than 10 people extends to religious gatherings. The City of Racine and Central Racine County health departments encourage residents to stay safe by practicing religion and […]

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Gateway Fab Lab Designing, Working on PPE to Help Front Line Workers

Gateway Technical College’s Industrial Design Fab Lab staff members have been busy testing, modifying and producing equipment that can be used by first responders and others on the front lines of fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fab Lab staff members John Zehren and Adam Reed moved 3D printing machines and materials to two alternate locations […]

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Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room Transitions To Online Active Learning, Offers Discount

The coronavirus has turned parents and caregivers into sudden homeschoolers. For many, this week brought the first attempts at remote learning, as families try to salvage the school year. “People have a right to feel overwhelmed. It’s a lot to juggle, for everyone- parents, students, and teachers. ” says Tammy Myers, a local speech pathologist […]