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Carthage College Dining Donates Food Surplus to the Shalom Center

Sodexo, the food service provider at Carthage College donated more than 1600 lbs. of food to the Shalom Center in Kenosha. The shelter received a variety of food, including dairy, produce, and bread. “We donated the food because there is a need out there every day, but especially now in these challenging times,” said Jim […]

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BASD Announces Meal Assistance Distribution Improvements

Beginning Monday, April 6, Burlington Area School District (BASD) will implement important changes to simplify its Meal Assistance Program distribution and better serve the community. Moving forward, adults need only visit pick-up locations three times per week for a school week’s worth of breakfast and lunch meals for their students. In addition, the district has […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview One last reminder that the deadline for mailed absentee requests is 5 p.m. tonight, April 2. Voting by absentee is the safest way to participate in the election while protecting yourself and others. Requests can be made at myvote.wi.gov. When you receive your absentee ballot, make sure to return it quickly. In addition to […]

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Insurance Commissioner Urges Wisconsinites To Watch Out For COVID-19 Insurance Scams

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable today urged Wisconsin consumers to watch out for scammers offering fake COVID-19 insurance products or attempting to steal personal information. “Unfortunately, there are some bad actors out there who would try and exploit this pandemic,” Commissioner Afable said. “During this public health emergency, we are encouraging folks to be vigilant […]

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Gateway Culinary Arts Program Donates Food to Help Those in Need During COVID-19 Outbreak

Gateway Technical College has donated nearly 400 pounds of food from its Culinary Arts program to an area non-profit to help feed those who may be struggling during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Culinary Arts instructor Adam Larkin collected the food from the college’s facilities and dropped it off to the Shalom Center in […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Additional Shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile

Gov. Tony Evers today announced that Wisconsin has received its second phase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and is in the process of distribution. The second phase of supplies from the SNS are being delivered to healthcare workers, emergency medical services, and medical facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted […]

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Carthage College Adjusts Grading System To Address New Student Challenges From COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carthage College Academic Senate voted Thursday in favor of a resolution to change the undergraduate grading system to a system of A/B/C/D/W grades for the 2020 spring semester. “These motions are a measured and empathetic response to the challenges our students now face,” said Carthage President John Swallow. […]

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Wisconsin SBDC To Assist Businesses With Disaster Loan Applications

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There are centers all throughout the state that can provide consultation and guidance, including an office for southeastern Wisconsin on the UW-Parkside campus. The […]

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RACINE COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

Overview A Racine County Sheriff’s Office-led effort on personal protective equipment is resulting in the creation of 2,300 facemasks that will be used by local first responders, workers at long-term care facilities, and others on the front lines. Since last Friday, the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from local volunteers, sewing groups, Sew N Save Racine, […]

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Racine Community Foundation and United Way of Racine County Launch Community Cares

United Way of Racine County and the Racine Community Foundation are excited to announce Community Cares, their new partnership to address the COVID-19 crisis. Community Cares consists of the Racine County Supply Drive and Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to provide flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) […]

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Carthage College Nursing Department Donates Medical Equipment To Local Healthcare Facilities

Carthage College’s Nursing department donated hundreds of medical supplies and equipment to area healthcare facilities amid a critical need for the items during the COVID-19 outbreak. Donations were sent to the Kenosha Visiting Nurses Association, Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee. “The nursing department at Carthage has […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

Overview Battling COVID-19 is truly an all-hands-on-deck effort. The Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in conjunction with local law enforcement and Fire/EMS agencies, is now accepting community donations of facemasks, including hand-sewn masks, and other personal protective equipment as part of a countywide effort to compile needed equipment to combat the spread of COVID-19 […]