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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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Masking, Vaccines Urged For State’s Schools

MADISON – Wearing masks while indoors, vaccines for eligible students and staff, and COVID-19 testing are among the strategies recommended for Wisconsin’s schools by the state Department of Health Services (DHS) and the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The newly launched Back to School for Parents and Families webpage includes additional information about routine vaccinations, access […]

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Fully vaccinated? No face mask required, CDC guidance says

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQr7QqeVmdQ Officials with the Center for Disease Control revised their recommendation around mask wearing Thursday saying that if you’ve been fully vaccinated, you are protected from COVID-19. The announcement represents a shift from two weeks ago when CDC guidelines exempted people who had been fully vaccinated from not having to wear masks unless in the […]

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Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency, Issues New Face Coverings Order as State Continues Vaccine Distribution

MADISON — On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively, as the state continues to expand vaccination distribution across the state. Executive Order #104 is available here and Emergency Order #1 is available here.  “We’re working every day to […]

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Racine begins enforcing COVID-19 mask ordinance

RACINE – The City of Racine will start enforcing its Safer Racine and mask ordinance as confirmed COVID-19 virus cases continue to climb locally. Up until Wednesday’s announcement, city health officials have generally declined to enforce the ordinances. Instead, they have allowed businesses and individuals to police themselves and respond to calls for complaints. Now, […]

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Face mask competition entries

State Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) kicked off the Racine County Eye face mask competition. “Racine, it is time to #MaskUp. Consider this the beginning of an unofficial contest for the coolest mask and outfit combo in Racine. Here are the submissions from me and my boyfriend” says Greta’s Facebook status. From all ages and backgrounds, […]

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Evers Issues Facial Coverings Order Effective Saturday

MADISON — Declaring a public health emergency, Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued an emergency order requiring individuals statewide to wear facial coverings when indoors and not in a private residence. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 1) and expires on Sept. 28. “While our local health departments have been doing a heck of […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters calling for homemade facial masks to help kids fight COVID-19 in the classroom this fall

Calling all seamstress and novice COVID-19 mask makers. With schools reopening soon Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is calling for homemade facial masks. The masks will be donated to K-12-grade children to help them stay safe when they return to the classroom this fall. “Masks will also be used to protect our Littles (mentees) when […]