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1st monkeypox case reported in Racine County by city health officials

RACINE, WI — Officials with the City of Racine Public Health Department have identified the first confirmed case of monkeypox (orthopoxvirus) in Racine County. Still, the risk to the general public remains low at this time. In the current outbreak, 18 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin as of July 28, 2022, with 5,189 cases confirmed nationally as […]

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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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As Highest Case Rate Hits, COVID-19 Testing Extended Again at Festival Hall

RACINE – Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine, announced on Friday that COVID-19 testing at Festival Hall has been extended through Jan. 27, 2022. The National Guard will continue to test community members for COVID-19 on Mondays and Thursdays from Noon until 6 p.m. In a statement Dottie-Kay Bowersox restated the urgency […]

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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 […]

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City of Racine Reinstates Mask Requirement Inside City Buildings

RACINE – The City of Racine on Wednesday, following new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) related to COVID-19, reinstated a face mask requirement for city employees and the public inside City-owned buildings. The requirement, which takes effect Thursday (July 29), will mandate that face masks be worn: By City employees while […]

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Racine Private Schools Ask Wisconsin Supreme Court For Clarification; Claim City Health Department Overstepping Its Bounds

MADISON – A legal advocacy organization filed an emergency motion with the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday contending that the Racine Department of Public Health has no right to order the closure of schools, within the city limits, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Wisconsin Institute of Law & […]

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Racine Sets Stricter Business Capacity Limits; New COVID-19 Rules Start Friday

RACINE – Reduced capacity limits for retailers, bars, restaurants, and other businesses within the City of Racine will take effect this Friday (Nov. 27) as public health officials attempt to slow the recent acceleration of the COVID-19 virus. The revisions to the Safer Racine ordinance were announced Tuesday afternoon by Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator […]