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Kenosha County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Now Serving 12+ Population

Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s action on Wednesday to authorize use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to 15. The change […]

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‘The numbers are stark,’ Kenosha County medical examiner says

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging the public to stay home and avoid gatherings during the holidays. The impetus for her pleas? An increased case volume in her office in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are stark,” said Hall, whose office handles death investigations and signs […]

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Kenosha County officials working on local COVID-19 vaccine distribution

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Tuesday, county officials announced plans for the first phase of local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, which began nationally Monday. However, the general public can expect to have to wait to receive the vaccine until the second or third quarter of 2021.  https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Collaborative effort The county’s Tuesday announcement stated the […]

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Kenosha County backs shorter quarantine for some COVID-19 close contacts

The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said Monday. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that the 14-day quarantine length for close contacts […]

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Kenosha County recommends 10-day quarantine protocol for symptom-free COVID-19 contacts

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is recommending people who have been exposed to COVID-19, but are symptom-free, quarantine themselves for 10 days. File photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Division of Health Monday unveiled a new 10-day isolation period protocol for those exposed to COVID-19. However, the […]

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KCDHS updates committee members on efforts to combat systemic racism in Kenosha County

Protestors, activists and those generally impassioned by the death of George Floyd earlier in the year and the shooting of Jacob Blake locally in August have been a common feature of County Board meetings in 2020, highlighting the need to address systemic racism in Kenosha County. File photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY […]

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Schools should switch to virtual learning, Kenosha health officer says

Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit recommends that all local schools and colleges switch to virtual-only learning from Nov. 23 to Jan. 4. File Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials are recommending that local schools move to virtual-only instruction until January due to COVID-19. Kenosha County Health Officer Jen […]

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HUD awards $4.4M to address lead-based paint in Kenosha homes

Local and federal officials, including Rep. Bryan Steil, hold a $4.4 million check being presented to Kenosha to address lead-based paint in local homes. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Kenosha $4.4 million to help eradicate lead-based paint in local homes. HUD announced […]